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MONDAY      8.25.14       6:30pm
 
"Classics from the First Ladies of Jazz"
Kathy Lyon

with

Gino Rosario
JoJo Morris
Bryan Morris



Bob Spielmann
Developer

Flier

Gulf City Lodge  .  601 State Street  .  Mobile, AL
$
8 MEMBERS  .  $12 GUESTS  .  $10 STUDENTS/MILITARY w/ID
Admission includes dinner

MOJO is a magical charm bag used in voodoo.  It's the staple amulet of African-American hoodoo practice, a flannel bag containing one or more magical items. A corruption of the English word "magic", more likely it is related to magical protection to attract love.  

That's the dictionary version.  Here is the real skinny about MOJO in Mobile...     
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The most popular use of the word is found in the recording “I Got My MOJO Working” by Muddy Waters, the Mississippi-born, Chicago-style blues singer.  It's still Waters' most popular song.

I got my MOJO workin’ but it just don’t work on you
I wanna love you so bad, child, but I don’t know what to do
I’m going down to Louisiana, gonna get me a mojo hand
Gonna have you all you women under my command
 
MOJO hosts monthly Jazz Jambalayas - evenings of live jazz, great food, historic environs, fabulous people - with a bit of jazz history and information.    

Jambalaya (pronounced JUM-bah-LIE-ah) is a Louisiana Creole dish of Spanish and French influence.  The Dictionary of American Food and Drink offers this creative old wives' tale about the origin of the word "jambalaya":   Late one evening a traveling gentleman stopped by a New Orleans inn which had little food remaining from the evening meal.  The traveler instructed the cook, "Jean, balayez!" or "Jean, sweep something together!" in the local dialect.  The guest pronounced the resulting hodge-podge dish as "Jean balayez."
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