CDs and Singles
The Trouble With You
Released as a single in September 2021, “The Trouble With You” represents a bit of a departure for the band. Originally written on piano by Orban, this is a moody, atmospheric piece about how relationships and expectations can change over time. In addition to writing and arranging the song, Orban played and recorded all instruments – guitars, bass, keys, vocals, and drum programming – augmented by Mike Scott’s terrific tenor sax solos. Mike’s haunting, smoky sax weaves in and out of the piece, evoking classic film noir from the 40s and 50s, and complementing perfectly the melancholic resignation of the lyrics.
You can listen to and/or purchase at Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, YouTube, and Pandora. Click on your favorite music source below to go directly to the song on each respective website:
Every Woman I Know
Released as a single in October 2018, “Every Woman I Know” continues in the N’Orleans feel that accompanied some of the tunes on “I Heard You Twice the First Time.” Propelled by Mark Shewchuk’s Second Line beat and Mike Scott’s whimsical sax, this song laments the age-old challenge posed when men and women don’t quite speak the same language.
You can listen to and/or purchase at Apple Music, Amazon, Spotify, and YouTube. Click on your favorite music source below to go directly to the song on each respective website:
I Heard You Twice the First Time
These 14 original tracks were written and arranged by Mojo Gypsies’ founder, guitarist, and vocalist Dave Orban. Featuring Orban on guitars and vocals, the CD features Flourtown Fats (aka Jeff Michael) on bass; Mike Scott on tenor sax; and Mark Shewchuk on drums. Guest artists appearing on the CD include Dave Holtzman and Mark Berkowitz, both on harmonica.
The CD was produced and arranged by Orban, and was recorded from March through September 2016 at Beach Bunny Sound studios in Doylestown, PA. The CD was engineered by Bobby Dreher, with additional mixing and mastering by Brett Kull.
- Got That Woman on My Mind – 4:40
- Ain’t No Lie – 4:52
- Baby, Take Your Time – 5:17
- Big-Boned Baby – 6:05
- I Want to Be With You Tonight – 5:53
- Dallas – 5:46
- I Can’t Help Myself – 4:27
- I Heard You Twice the First Time – 3:14
- I’m Sayin’ ‘Yes’ to Everything – 4:45
- The Told You So Blues – 4:03
- Someone Else’s Woman – 3:02
- Trouble-Makin’ Woman – 5:27
- What’s Wrong? – 3:28
- Lookin’ for a Woman – 5:46
Asked to comment on the CD, Orban had this to say: “Following a long hiatus from music-making, and after performing again for some 20+ years now, I’d been thinking about making a record for some time. But I didn’t want to just record a bunch of blues covers… I wanted to showcase something a bit more personal. That said, I’m a bit of a late bloomer. It took me a long time to even consider actually writing songs. But here they are. Some of these songs have been played and refined at shows over the last couple of years, while others were written and arranged specifically for this project.”
He went on to add, “While definitely rooted in the Blues (you know, with a capital “B”), these songs are hardly what would be considered “traditional” blues… but that’s fine with me; there are more than enough talented folks out there playing traditional blues music. My inspiration for these tunes has come from numerous sources: from folks like James Harman and Rick Estrin to Leigh ‘Little Queenie’ Harris and Seth Walker, to Bob Dylan, and even Norah Jones… along with countless nights hanging-out in the wonderful music community that can be found in Doylestown, PA. But in the end, it’s all me… backed by a stellar group of musicians, who have generously tolerated – even indulged – my numerous musical idiosyncrasies. I hope you enjoy it!”
You are what you wear…
My mother always told me to be sure to wear clean underwear, in case I was ever in an accident.
I have no idea what in hell she was actually thinking about, but I can tell you this: When you look good, you feel good. That’s just a fact. And there’s no better way to look good than to be proudly sporting this season’s hottest fashions, straight from the creative minds at the Mojo Gypsies corporate headquarters. Show your true colors, when you proudly proclaim the Red, White and Blues!
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