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Gimme back my MoJo - sloparts, farfor44(Gene), & Mick Reeves


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Gimme back my Mojo

In the beginning of October I uploaded an instrumental track called
"Where's all the Funk" and made it clear it was open to
collaboration. I posted the song here on MJ and also on iComp.
Soon after posting the song farfor44 (Gene) on iComp asked about
doing some lyrics for it

Gene said the first time he heard it he loved it, so of course I said yes.
As luck would have it, Mick & Nora Reeves came to visit
Gene for a couple days in October as well... Of course Mick & Gene
ended up in the studio and began writing this song to my music, and didn't
leave the studio until the lyrics were written..

I want to thank both Gene & Mick for working together on this song and
coming up with these fantastic lyrics for it, and turning my funky groove
into a real song. I also want to say a special thanks to Gene for the excellent
vocals and harmonies he did, and the mix he put together.

We hope everyone enjoys the fruits of our labor

Ed, Mick & Gene
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Lyrics
Gimme back my Mojo
By sloparts (Ed Wemmerus), farfor44 (Gene), & Mick Reeves
Music Copyright © 10-06-2008 Edward C. Wemmerus
Lyrics Copyright © 10-18-2008 farfor44 (Gene) & Mick Reeves
All Rights Reserved
Artwork Copyright 10-18-2008 farfor44 (Gene)
All Rights reserved


Gimme back my Mojo
by farfor44 & Mick Reeves & sloparts

When I was a young boy there was nothing I wouldn't do
I met this older woman who taught me a thing or two
She hung me out to dry and she put me on the rack
She took away my mojo and she will not give it back

Gimme back my mojo,I need it right away
Ooooo something is missing Ooo I feel empty inside

I called my local law enforcement they said that I should sue
So I went to see my lawyer and I met this old gumshoe
He looked at me with eyes of green,he said tell what Im gonna do
Gimme 2000 green backs,and I'll get it back for you

Ooo something is missing,Oooo I feel empty inside

Not one word from the private eye and I'm left out in the dark
If things don't take a different turn I'll be sleeping in the park
I lost my job,the rent is due,and the car is in the pound
I don't know what I'm gonna do if my mojo isn't found

Oooo something is missing,Ooo I feel empty inside

Looks like I've lost my mojo and a big chunk of my pride
An older woman and a private eye have taken me for a ride
The moral of the story as far as I can see
Never trust a private eye,and let the older women be..
Song Stats
Hits: 3660
Comments: 21
Fans: 15
Plays: 249
Downloads: 97
Votes: 1
Uploaded: Dec 05, 2008 - 01:00:17 AM
Last Updated: Apr 21, 2010 - 01:35:09 AM Last Played: Nov 18, 2017 - 05:57:26 PM
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Comments
Feter said 3277 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
Gimme back my MoJo
this is all over to write any words compliment it ..
this is a Classic ...Kudos to all ...and thnx for the gem !
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sloparts said 3277 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
Thanks Feter
Yeah, Gene and Mick did an outstanding job writing this and Gene did a killer job on the vocals and harmonies. Gotta say it, those two are some really talented guys, and I really appreciate them doing this one, don't ya know !

Thanks for stopping to listen Feter and for the kind words. I'm really happy you enjoyed this little collab of ours.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed

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Relic67 said 3277 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
funky
great sounding track.
esp. like the guitar,organ and horns.
lyrics and vocals match the music well. funny too.
the horns sound real, but are they software instruments?


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sloparts said 3277 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
Thanks Relic
I've gotta say that Gene and Mick did an excellent job on the lyrics and Gene's vocal and harmonies are to die for. I'm glad you enjoyed our work and took time to send along the kind words my friend.

In answer to your question about the horns, they are loops from the Apple Rhythm Section JamPack

Thanks again for the visit Relic. Be well and be cool,

Ed


great sounding track.
esp. like the guitar,organ and horns.
lyrics and vocals match the music well. funny too.
the horns sound real, but are they software instruments?


Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
davisamerica said 3277 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
Ed ....
man ... this is really sweet ! You guys sound great ... and I am grinning and tapping my foot. Ummmm can you guys come over this week end I gots some tunes needing your magic. Really Ed .. great track !
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sloparts said 3277 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
Thanks Jack
Well really, my part was all done when I posted "Where's all the Funk". Gene and Mick did all the heavy lifting on making a real song out of it when they wrote and then sang the lyrics, and then mixed their work with mine.

But it turned out so good I just had to post it here. Glad you liked the song we built Jack. Thanks for listening and the kind words my friend.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
magnatone said 3276 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
Mojo
this turned out GREAT! Love these lyrics, and very infectious beat and vocals - great job!
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sloparts said 3276 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
Thanks Karen
We really have Gene and Mick to thank for this one. All I did was the music, they made an honest song out if it. Turned out to be a great collab and a great song I think, but then what else would I say about it. ;-)

Thanks for stopping in to listen Karen and for the kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the song.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed

Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Scott Carmichael said 3276 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
let me
get my foot back in the door here... and say killer.. this has tons of authentic attitude... and great musical twists and turns...

a bit wet for this genre... those fantastic Steely Dan grooves are so dry... I'd like to hear this that way once...

but still

sheesh
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sloparts said 3276 days ago (December 5th, 2008)
Welcome back my friend
I could do the dry on the back tracks, and if I can get the vox from Gene make a new mix of it. Since I've always been a Steely Dan fan I'd kind like a chance to do that too, but It'll have to wait until I get all the pieces together.

But of one thing there is no doubt, Gene and Mick cooked up a fine set of lyrics and turned this Funky jam into a real song. And Gene's vocal and harmonies are absolutely killer on this.

Anyway, glad to see you back. Thanks again for dropping in for a listen Scott and for the great comments. I always appreciate it when you give me ideas for things I could try to maybe improve the mix.

Take care, be well, and be cool,

Ed

Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
michael2 said 3276 days ago (December 6th, 2008)
cool
i really liked the original, but this is really cool too. did i see you guys open for black oak arkansas when i was a kid? you guys kicked butt, this song is complete now.
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sloparts said 3276 days ago (December 6th, 2008)
Thanks Mike
Glad you liked the new song. Gene and Mick dod a hell of a job transforming this one into a great song by my reckoning.

As for opening for Black Oak Arkansas, they actually were opening for us. ;-)

Thanks again for the kind words Mike. and for taking a listen to it.

Be well and be cool my friend,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
DWL said 3276 days ago (December 6th, 2008)
Funk & funkier
great job guys :-)

Cheers

Dick


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sloparts said 3275 days ago (December 6th, 2008)
Thanks Dick
Isn't it amazing what a great set of lyrics and a good singer can do for a song. I am so impressed with Gene's and Mick's work on this one, and very happy with the results.

Thanks again for listening Dick and the great comment. Take care, be well and be cool my friend. And a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours as well.

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Jarvoid said 3276 days ago (December 6th, 2008)
Top hole
as usual, good to drool over as well...I mean noodle over damn fine song Mr Slo.But have to be honest...never have really understood what a Mojo is?

Is it like MOBO music of Black origin...except Jewish or is like the french je ne sais quois?-Ah doo not knoaw whut? I know that Austin Powers had one but what is it that it is that he had.


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sloparts said 3276 days ago (December 6th, 2008)
Let me see if I can help you out there Chris
According to wikipedia,

Mojo (pronounced /ˈmoʊdʒoʊ/) is a term commonly encountered in the African-American folk belief called hoodoo. A mojo is a type of magic charm, often of red flannel cloth and tied with a drawstring, containing botanical, zoological, and/or mineral curios, petition papers, and the like. It is typically worn under clothing.

And there's more to it on the Wikipedia page if you need it, but basically if you lose you Mojo you've lost you good luck charm and thing start going wrong for you. Unfortunately, I've never had my Mojo so my life could never be called charmed.

Anyway, glad you liked the song my friend. I credit Gene (farfor44) and Mick Reeves over on iComp for putting this together. I just did the music for it, they made it into a real song with the lyrics and vocals they put to it.

Thanks for listening Chris, and for the kind words. Merry Christmas my friend,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
said 3275 days ago (December 6th, 2008)
Splendid
Man it's even better now, eh? Amazing how the collab changed the face of this song - it was already good....

. - Harold
sloparts said 3275 days ago (December 6th, 2008)
Thanks Harold
No one is more amazed than I am. It just goes to show you why we all make better music when we share ourselves with others and allow them to share with us. The sum is truly greater than the parts. and Gene, Mick, and I proved it in this song.

Thanks again for listening to it Harold and for the great comments on it. We really do appreciate it my friend.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Bob Rodgers said 3274 days ago (December 8th, 2008)
An
excellent collab and a great song Ed.
Love the guitar and the horns, great vocals too.

Superb guitar solo with a great tone!

Excellent stuff!

Bob

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sloparts said 3274 days ago (December 8th, 2008)
Thanks again Bob
I did the music, but the icing on the cake is the lyrics Gene and Mick did, and Gene's vocals and harmonies. that what turn this Funky Jam into a real song.

Glad you liked it Bob. Thanks again for listening and the kind words my friend.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
Ibstrat said 3271 days ago (December 10th, 2008)
Reminds
me of the Meters - one of my favorite bands.Excellent!
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sloparts said 3271 days ago (December 10th, 2008)
Thanks Mark
Glad you like this one my friend. Gene and Mick do a heck of a job on the lyrics and vocals, all I did was the music which was a lot of playing fun for me.

Funny, I didn't remember the Meters until I went and checked them out after you mentioned them. that was one hot Funky band I'll tell ya.

Thanks again Mark for listening and the kind words

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
kristyjo said 3270 days ago (December 11th, 2008)
This sounds like fun
It has a real 'tongue in cheek' delivery, and sounds like it was really fun to pull together.
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sloparts said 3270 days ago (December 11th, 2008)
Thanks KristyJo
All I can take credit for on this is the music. Gene (farfor44 on iComp) and Mick Reeves (also on iComp) wrote the lyrics together and Gene did the vocals and harmonies.

And yes, it was a lot of fun hearing this one come alive with Gene's vocals and these lyrics.

Thanks for listening my friend, and for the kind words on it, they are appreciated.

Be well and be cool Kristy

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
guygrooves said 3268 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
Hey Ed
Stopped by to play some much needed catch up. I am glad I put the time in, it was truly the best 15 to 20 minutes I've spent in a while.
I really like how this one came together it's a great collab, you all should be proud of it. I hope your holiday season is going well. Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Peace
Guy
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sloparts said 3267 days ago (December 14th, 2008)
Hi there Guy
Thanks for the visit my friend. It's always nice to see you on one of these musical maladies of mine. This one turned out great thanks the Gene and Mick putting together the lyrics and vocals and making an honest song out of it.

Thanks again for the great comments and for listening Guy.

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours my friend.

Be well and be cool,

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
HenriROGERsoloandbands said 3264 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
Funky collab

Great job everyone :-)
sloparts said 3263 days ago (December 18th, 2008)
Thank you Henri
From myself and for Gene and Mick.

May the peace of this wonderful time of year come to you and enrich your life.

Ed
Check out my latest song called Quack's Blues
alackbass said 2282 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
Gimme back my MoJo
Funky to the bone but with a bluesy rock edge!
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lyzak said 2281 days ago (August 27th, 2011)
enjoyed!
Thank you for this download, sir. Wherever you are, RIP. I think it's
so cool to leave behind something that some stranger (like me) is gonna enjoy.
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VicDiesel said 1685 days ago (April 15th, 2013)
Give it back....
No worries Ed, you had plenty of mojo.
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