That's the title of a tune Charlie Parker recorded 70 years ago, along with the guy who wrote it, guitarist and singer Lloyd "Tiny" Grimes. The rhyming lines are shoehorned in a bit, describing the title situation as "a nuisance," one that "just don't make sense." Not exactly Hallmark card material with Valentine's Day approaching, but something to consider as we head through a week of fundraising on WRUR.
"'MOJO is a commonplace part of the rhetoric of the culture of a substantial portion of the American people. As a figure of speech, the concept of having, or not having, one's MOJO working is not something in which any one person could assert originality, or establish a proprietary right." So the court ruled in Stratchborneo vs. Arc Music in 1973. The defendant?
US folk singer and activist Pete Seeger, whose songs included Turn! Turn! Turn! and If I Had A Hammer, has died at the age of 94. He died at a New York hospital after a short illness, his grandson said.
The USA Network's tagline applies nicely to this week’s edition of Mystery Train. We’ll meet some of the iconic personalities that dot the landscape of American music, including Stackerlee, Superfly, Susie-Q, Minnie the Moocher, Buster Cornelious and many more. Hop on board Wednesday at 6pm and Sunday afternoon at 4.