My first electric guitar was a Harmony Rocket; a red-burst, with 2 gold-foil pickups and a poor excuse for a Bigsby vibrato tailpiece. It was a bolt-neck, with a rather beefy neck, and skinny frets. My parents bought it for me when I was about 12 or 13, a year after I had begun taking […]
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In yet another installment of my occasional “Talking About Songwriting” blog, let’s take a look at “Trouble-Makin’ Woman,” another track from our recently-released CD, “I Heard You Twice the First Time.” Everybody knows one: The irrepressible flirt. They come in all shapes, sizes… and genders. Generally speaking, a person flirts to gauge the interest of […]
Here, in no particular order, is a list of 15 of my favorite acoustic blues recordings, spanning many styles and eras… Hope you enjoy them! Geoff Muldaur – Got to Find Blind Lemon, Part 1 – The Secret Handshake Paul Butterfield’s Better Days – Nobody’s Fault But Mine – Better Days Reverend Gary Davis – […]
In keeping with my recent batch of Top 10 Lists, here is – in no particular order – a compilation of some of my favorite “live” blues recordings, featuring artists whose work has influenced me over the years. Hope you enjoy it! Muddy Waters – Standin’ Round Cryin’ – Fathers and Sons Bonnie Raitt – […]
OK, here’s another Spotify playlist. This time, it’s my Top 10 Guitar Solos of Ever, in no particular order. Hope you like them! Paul Butterfield Blues Band – “Where Did My Baby Go” – Buzzy Feiten, guitar Maria Muldaur – “Midnight at the Oasis” – Amos Garrett, guitar Little Charlie and the Nightcats – “Percolatin’” […]
In yet another installment of my occasional “Talking About Songwriting” blog, let’s take a look at “What’s Wrong,” another track from our recently-released CD, “I Heard You Twice the First Time.” The basis for “What’s Wrong” came to me while I was in the shower. I typically wake up most days with an “earworm;” a […]
Boy, this one was a tough one… I sat down to put together a list of the songs that first got me into the blues, along with the ones that have had the most impact on my development as a musician. I really wanted to narrow it down to 10. And as you might imagine, […]
In another installment of my occasional “Talking About Songwriting” blog, let’s look at “Dallas,” another track from our recently-released CD, “I Heard You Twice the First Time. Back in the late 80s, I was a marketer for a corporation that manufactured – among other things – a line of high-end, fine dinnerware and giftware. As a […]
Songs, and music in general, are curious things. Unlike pretty much any other art form, songs can infect you in a way that a book, or film, or painting can not. Ever wake up with an “ear worm?” You know, that song that is already spinning around in your head when you wake up in […]
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About the Mojo Gypsies
Based in the central NJ/Philly area, Dave Orban and the Mojo Gypsies have been performing regionally since 1998, bringing their unique blend of up-tempo blues and old-school R&B to appreciative audiences at clubs, festivals, and private events. Their most recent CD, “I Heard You Twice the First Time,” was released in September 2016, followed by a couple of singles. Orban is hard at work preparing material for an upcoming CD, to be released sometime in 2022.