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Mighty Mo Rodgers

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Birth name  Maurice Rodgers
Years active  Mid 1960s–present
Name  Mighty Rodgers
Record label  Blue Thumb Records
Instruments  Vocals, keyboards
Website  Official website
Genres  Electric blues
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Born  July 24, 1942 (age 73) East Chicago, Indiana, United States (1942-07-24)
Occupation(s)  Musician, singer, songwriter, record producer
Labels  Various including Blue Thumb
Role  Musician · mightymorodgers.com
Albums  Mud 'n Blood - A Mississippi Blues Tale, Cadillac Jack
Similar People  Stephane Guillaume, Pierre Perchaud, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Anthony Wilson, Lee Thornburg

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Mighty Mo Rodgers (born July 24, 1942) is an American electric blues musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer, who has released six albums to date. He has been influenced by the work of Aretha Franklin, Bobby Bland, Eddie Boyd, Jimmy Reed, Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, and Willie Dixon.

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Bonnie Riatt noted that "Mo Rodgers' music is a breath of fresh air in the blues/R&B world. He combines sly social commentary with a great funky sound...I love his voice. He's a welcome original."

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Biography

Maurice Rodgers was born in East Chicago, Indiana, United States,

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He studied classical piano, but was more influenced by witnessing the blues acts that performed at his father's nightclub. In the mid 1960s, the music produced by the American record label, Stax, also affected his musical ambitions. In high school, Rodgers formed his first band known as the Rocketeers. After entering Indiana State College, he fronted the Maurice Rodgers Combo. His love of playing keyboards led Rodgers to leave college and relocate to Los Angeles, California, becoming a full-time musician.

He played the Farfisa electric organ on Brenton Wood's 1967 hit, "Gimme Little Sign".

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In 1973, Rodgers co-produced the album Sonny & Brownie (A&M Records) by Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. He also played keyboards on the album's cut. Following a spell as a session musician, Rodgers moved into song writing where he penned songs for both Motown and Chappell & Co. He also worked as a record producer before returning to education and obtaining a philosophy degree from California State University, Northridge. His first solo album was released in 1999 by Blue Thumb Records. Blues Is My Wailin' Wall included Rodgers' philosophical views on mankind in several of the songs lyrics.

In 2000, Rodgers performed at the Notodden Blues Festival. His European excursions have included concerts at the New Morning nightclub in Paris. In 2001, Rodgers performed on the album Memphis recorded by Jean-Jacques Milteau, which also included contributions from Little Milton and Mighty Sam McClain. His own recordings continued with Red, White & Blues (2002), Black Paris Blues a live album issued in 2004, and Redneck Blues (2007). His most recent release was Cadillac Jack in 2012.

Rodgers is due to appear at the 22nd Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival in August 2014.

Awards

  • W.C. Handy Award nomination (1999) for Blues Is My Wailin' Wall
  • Chic De L' Annee (1999) (France) as Blues Album of the Year for Blues Is My Wailin' Wall
  • Contemporary Blues Album of the Year (2002) by Living Blues for Red, White & Blues
  • Academie Charles Cros (Grand Prix du Disque) (2002) for Red, White & Blues
  • Trophees France Blues (2001) and (2002) International Artist
  • Trophees France Blues (2003) International Songwriter
  • Chic De L'Annee (2007) Blues Album of the Year for Redneck Blues
  • Studio albums

    Songs

    Gone Fishin'
    Black Coffee and Cigarettes
    Blues Is My Wailin' Wall
    Lights of America
    John Brown Blues
    Redneck Blues
    Motor City Blues
    Hambone Blues
    The Boy Who Stole the Blues
    The Kennedy Song
    Red - White & Blues
    Took Away The Drum
    Tuskegee Blues
    Willie B And Me
    There but for the Grace of God
    No Regrets
    No Dough
    Gangs - Guns and Testosterone
    Sweet Soul Music
    Prisoners of War
    Continental Blues
    Happy as a Runaway Slave
    Haunted By The Blues
    All the World's Problems
    The Freddy Fender Song
    Cadillac to Go
    Heaven's Got The Blues
    Tell Me Why
    Goin' South
    Boogie to My Baby
    West Coast Blues
    Truth - Justice and the Blues

    References

    Mighty Mo Rodgers Wikipedia