MOJO
RECORDS

Mojo Records was the Soul Music subsidiary of Polydor Records.  Initially the parent company retained the Contempo International company of John Abbey and Bob Kilbourn to source product for the label, a role that Contempo was also to perform for Atlantic and Stax.  The agreement was terminated by Contempo towards the end of 1972; that company went on to introduce its own label in January of the following year, and Mojo appears to have been shelved six months or so later.  During the three years or thereabouts of its existence Mojo issued a steady stream of quality American material.  Its first single - Tammi Lynn's, 'I'm Gonna Run Away From You' (2092-001) proved to be its biggest hit, getting to No. 4 in 1971.  That record was a hit again in 1975, albeit a lesser one, when Abbey re-released it on his own Contempo label four years later.  Mojo records started off with paper labels, moving to injection-moulded ones at the same time that its parent company did (1973).  In the 1970s Polydor-group singles were often 'dinked' - they had their centres cut out - at the factory; solid-centred singles are fairly uncommon.  The first few Mojo singles seem to have shared two of the main Polydor label's numerical series, the 2001-000 and 2066-000 ones; most subsequent issues were divided into three series, 2027-000, 2092-000 and 2093-000, all of which appear to have run at the same time.  Presumably the different prefixes indicated which companies the material had been sourced from.  Distributed By Polydor Records. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

71 J.B.'S These Are The Jbs MOJO 2001 115
71 Byrd Bobby I Need Help MOJO  2001 118
71 Anderson Vivki Super Good MOJO 2001 150
71 Simon Joe Help Me Make It Through The Night MOJO 2066 098
  
71 Formations At The Top Of The Stairs MOJO 2027 001
71 J.B.'S The Grunt MOJO  2027 002
71 Byrd Bobby I Know You Got Soul MOJO  2027 003
71 Fantastics Baby Make Your Own Sweet Music MOJO 2027 004
71 Kool & Gang Funky Moon MOJO  2027 005
71 Kool & Gang Love The Life You Live MOJO  2027 006
71 Delfonics He Don'T Really Love You MOJO 2027 007
71 Not Traced MOJO 2027 008
72 Kool & Gang Music Is The Message MOJO  2027 009
72 Battle Jean Love Making MOJO 2027 010
72 Dawkins Jimmy The Things I Used To Do MOJO  2027 011
73 Thomas Timmy Why Can'T We Live Together MOJO  2027 012
73 Blossoms Touchdown MOJO  2027 013
73 Sylvers Wish That I Could Talk To You MOJO 2027 014
73 Thomas Timmy People Are Changing MOJO  2027 015
  
71 Lynn Tami I'M Gonna Run Away From You MOJO 2092 001
71 Three Degrees You'Re The One MOJO 2092 002
71 Fuzz I Love You For All Seasons MOJO 2092 003
71 Fascinations Girls Are Out To Get You [Re-Issue] MOJO 2092 004
71 Duke Doris To The Other Woman MOJO 2092 005
71 Weathers Oscar You Want To Play MOJO 2092 006
71 Delfonics He Don'T Really Love You MOJO 2092 007
71 Fuzz Like An Open Door MOJO 2092 008
71 Three Degrees Maybe MOJO 2092 009
71 Wood Chuck Seven Days Too Long MOJO 2092 010
71 Troy Doris I'Ll Do Anything MOJO 2092 011
71 Lynn Tami That'S Understanding MOJO 2092 012
71 Thomas Jamo I Spy For The Fbi MOJO 2092 013
71 Jackson J J But It'S Alright MOJO 2092 014
71 Kent Al You Got To Pay The Price MOJO 2092 015
71 James Jesse Don'T Nobody Want To Get Married MOJO 2092 016
71 Duke Doris If She Your Wife Who Am I MOJO 2092 017
71 Fascinations I'M So Lucky He Loves Me MOJO 2092 018
71 Hill Z.Z. Faithful And True MOJO 2092 019
71 North Freddie She'S All I Got MOJO 2092 020
71 Fabulous Counts Get Down People MOJO 2092 021
71 Barretto Ray El Watusi MOJO 2092 022
71 Wells Jean After Loving You MOJO 2092 023
71 People'S Choice I Like To Do It MOJO 2092 024
71 Tee Willie Walkin' Up A One Way Street MOJO 2092 025
71 Arnau B J I Want To Go Back There Again MOJO 2092 026
71 Orlons Spinning Top MOJO 2092 027
71 Lavette Betty Let Me Down Easy MOJO 2092 028
71 Sain Oliver St Louis Breakdown MOJO 2092 029
72 Lavette Betty Let Me Down Easy MOJO 2092 030
72 Sain Oliver & Shirley Brown St Louis Breakdown MOJO 2092 031
72 Fontella Bass Who You Gonna Blame MOJO 2092 032
72 Little Johnny Taylor Everybody Knows About My Good Thing MOJO 2092 033
72 Powell Bobby Peace Begins Within MOJO 2092 034
72 Mccall Toussaint Nothing Takes The Place Of You MOJO 2092 035
72 Elephant Band Stone Penguin MOJO 2092 036
72 Patterson Bobby How Do You Spell Love MOJO 2092 037
72 Midnight Movers Why Don'T We Do It In The Road MOJO 2092 038
72 Not Traced MOJO 2092 039
72 Elbert Donnie This Old Heart Of Mine MOJO 2092 040
72 Whitney Marva Daddy Don'T Know About The Sugar Beat MOJO 2092 041
72 Not Traced MOJO 2092 042
72 North Freddie Sweeter Then Sweetness MOJO 2092 043
72 Little Johnny Taylor It'S My Fault Darling MOJO 2092 044
72 Bass Fontella  I Want Everyone To Know MOJO 2092 045
72 African Music Machine Black Water Gold MOJO 2092 046
72 Perkins Joe Wrapped Up In Your Love MOJO 2092 047
72 Art Gentry Breakthrough MOJO 2092 048
72 Bird Rollins Love Man From Carolina MOJO 2092 049
72 El Dorados Loose Booty MOJO 2092 050
72 Not Traced MOJO 2092 051
72 O'Jays I Dig Your Act MOJO 2092 052
72 Carr James Freedom Train MOJO 2092 053
72 Moses & Joshua My Elusive Dreams MOJO 2092 054
72 Invitations What'S Wrong With My Baby MOJO 2092 055
72 Purify James & Bobby I'M Your Puppet MOJO 2092 056
72 Sweet Charity Tennessee Waltz MOJO 2092 057
72 Flirtations Why Didn'T I Think Of That MOJO 2092 058
72 Swan Bettye Make Me Yours MOJO 2092 059
72 Ruffin Jimmy Mother'S Love MOJO 2092 060
72 Not Traced MOJO 2092 061
73 Troy Doris Baby I Love You MOJO 2092 062
73 Ikettes Peaches & Cream MOJO 2092 063
 
73 Ross Sonny Alakazam MOJO 2093 001
73 Brown Vernon I'M A Lover MOJO 2093 002
73 Simon Joe You'Re The One For Me MOJO 2093 003
73 Byrd Bobby Hot Pants Im Coming Im Coming MOJO 2093 004
73 Anderson Vicki Im To Tough For Mr Big Stuff MOJO 2093 005
73 Brown James Hey America MOJO 2093 006
74 J.B.'S Gimme Somne More MOJO 2093 007
74 Simon Joe Drowning In The Sea Of Love MOJO 2093 008
74 Dorsey Lee Freedom For The Stallion MOJO 2093 009
74 Ballard Hank & The Midnighters Annie Had A Baby MOJO 2093 010
74 Jackson Millie A Child Of God MOJO 2093 011
74 Not Traced MOJO 2093 012
74 Byrd Bobby Keep On Doin' What You'Re Doin' MOJO 2093 013
74 Simon Joe You Are Everything MOJO 2093 014
74 Jackson Millie Asy Me What You Want MOJO 2093 015
74 J.B.'S Hot Paints Road MOJO 2093 016
74 Byrd Bobby If You Got A Love MOJO 2093 017
74 Newsome Bobby Jody Come Back And Get Your Shoes MOJO 2093 018
74 Winfield Parker Stop Her On Sight MOJO 2093 019
74 Byrd Bobby Never Get Enough MOJO 2093 020
74 J.B.'S Givin' Up Food For Funk MOJO 2093 021
74 Jackson Millie My Man Is A Sweet Man MOJO 2093 022
74 Simon Joe Power Of Love MOJO 2093 023
74 Simon Joe Trouble In My Home MOJO 2093 024
74 Wesley Fred & J.B.S J.B. Shout MOJO 2093 025
74 Shelby Ernie Bend Over Backwards MOJO 2093 026
74 Burner & Lee Austin Gimme Your Hand MOJO 2093 027
74 Anderson Vicki Don'T Throw Your Love In The Garbage Can MOJO 2093 028
75 Collins Lyn Think MOJO 2093 029
75 Simon Joe Step By Step MOJO 2093 030

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