Various – Popcorn Story Vol. 1


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The Mojo Man presents 20 Popcorn gems. The Popcorn genre is a style of music and dancing first established in Belgium in the late 1960s and it got it's name from a discotheque called the Popcorn. This style includes a pretty eclectic and wide range of American R&B and pop songs mostly recorded in the 1950s and mid-1960s in a slow or medium tempo and often in a minor key. Popcorn can be recognized by it's tempo just as much as it's sound. In an article for The Guardian titled "Belgium's 'Popcorn: the last underground music scene in Europe" musician and writer Bob Stanley wrote "the purity of Belgian Popcorn is it's very impurity. R&B, Broadway numbers, tangos, Phil Spector-Esque girl groups, and loungey instrumentals, they are all constituent parts of a rare, and still largely undiscovered scene. It won't stay that way forever.

Track Listing:
1. Little Willie John: Fever -   2. Tennessee Ernie Ford: Sixteen Tons -   3. J.J. Jones and Combo: Harlem Nocturne -   4. Joanie Sommers: Why Don't You Do Right -   5. Bobby Guy: Good Enough -   6. Melvin Davis: Wedding Bells -   7. Kenny and Moe (The Blue Boys): I Want To Love You -   8. Les De Merle and His Band: Bulldozer -   9. Lula Reed: Lovin' -   10. 'Big' Buddy Lucas: I Can't Go -   11. Titus Turner: Coralee -   12. Priscilla Bowman: Sugar Daddy -   13. Allen and The Po' Boys: Panic Button -   14. Perry Como: Glendora -   15. Bobby Brookes: Little Girl (Is it True) -   16. Danny Darrow: Impulse -   17. Lefty (Guitar) Bates: Ninety Days -   18. Little Jimmy Ray: You Need To Fall In Love -   19. Sherri Taylor: He's The One That Rings My Bell -   20. Bobby King: Thanks Mr. Postman -   21. Barry White and The Atlantics: Tracy -   22. The Clovers feat. Buddy Bailey: One More Time -   23. Chance Halladay: 13 Women -   24. Ben E. King: Don't Play That Song (You Lied) -   25. The Ray-O-Vacs: Besame Mucho (Kiss Me Much) -   26. Etta James: Seven Day Fool -   27. Ray Hamilton: Earthquake -   28. Timi Yuro: I Ain't Gonna Cry No More -