No Strings Attached

by Mojo Medicine Show

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NO STRINGS ATTACHED is our first studio recording. We have all kinds of live recordings available for free online at our web site, www.mojomedicineshow.com, but have always wanted to capture the magic, honesty and excitement of our live performance in the full audio fidelity that only a studio recording can offer. NO STRINGS ATTACHED has been engineered from start to finish to accomplish this goal, and we are now truly proud to offer these recordings to our fans at a nominal price.

Bonus Content: Free video with purchase of the full CD: "Live on the Back Porch," features the full live performance of the Mojo Medicine Show on the back porch of the Loveland Feed & Grain on September 21, 2013, as part of the Loveland Loves Literature Festival.

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released May 1, 2014

The Mojo Medicine Show is psychedelic, back porch blues at its best!

The Mojo Medicine Show is a unique blues duo that blends the jug juice of 1930's juke band music with the electric kool-aid jams of the 1960's.

Mad Dog Friedman - harmonica, & vocals
Dan "Mojo Man" Crecco - washboard, percussion & vocals
All arrangements by the Mojo Medicine Show.

Engineered, mixed and mastered by Mad Dog Friedman
Album art and cover design by M. D. Friedman

The original Mojo Medicine Show toured the western slopes of Colorado in the summer of 1976. This ragged and hairy troupe of musicians, Gypsy fortune tellers and belly dancers performed their way into the hearts of many a mountain town. It is in this tradition of Colorado’s own home grown, psychedelic, back porch blues that the Mojo Medicine founder, Mad Dog Friedman, decided to create a unique blues duo that captures the spirit of those amazing times. This new incarnation of the Mojo Medicine Show features Mad Dog Friedman on harp, vocals and Theremin and Dan Crecco on washboard, percussion and iPad synth. The modern Mojo Medicine Show puts down the real deal, hippy trippy blues seldom heard in this day and age. From their contemporary, simple, heartfelt, rural-rooted blues to their vintage, analog, improvisational, experimental, aleatory 'lectronica, the Mojo Medicine Show offers a unique alternative to today's throwback, retro-folk and refracted root music scene.

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The Mojo Medicine Show is a unique blues duo with deep roots in the music of Washboard Sam, Jazz Gillum & Sonny Terry. Our music takes you down south to the porches of rural Louisiana in the 1930's & the Chitlin' Circuit of Mississippi in the 1950's. We specialize in original, psychedelic, back porch blues blending the jug juice of 30's juke band music with the electric kool-aid jams of the 60's. ... more

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Track Name: Bring It on Home
Words by Alex "Rice" Miller. Arrangement by the Mojo Medicine Show.
Track Name: Well Babe
Well Babe Lyrics (by Mark “Mad Dog” Friedman)


Well babe, long time since you’re here
Yeah babe, long time since you’re here
Well it’s been even longer since I was lying near

Well babe, hope he treats you right
Yeah babe, hope your he treats you right
‘Cause if he don’t love you, you know I think I might

Well babe, look at you and melt
Yeah babe, look at you and melt
Well I still got love for you, you ain’t never felt

Well babe what’s that look in your eye
Yeah babe what’s that look in your eye
If you weren’t laughing at me darling I’d swear you’re ready to cry

Well babe hope he treats you well
Yeah babe hope he treats you well
‘Cause I know mistreating you sure can be some hell

Well babe it’s been a long long time
Yeah babe such a long long time
Well it’s been even longer since I could call you mine

Well babe how can you love somebody stronger
Yeah babe how can you love somebody stronger
Well I hope your new forever lasts just a little bit longer



©2006 by Mark “Mad Dog” Friedman
All rights reserved.
http://www.maddogharp.com
Track Name: Breaking Up with the Blues
Breaking Up with the Blues

Good bye // Mr. Blues (2X)
Gonna do my best get along without you

Ol’ Mr. Blues // won’t you give me this chance
Mr. Blues // Please give me this chance
It’s finally time for my happy dance

I paid// paid and paid all my dues
I paid and paid // I paid all dem dues
It’s time for me to go now, Mr. Blues

Thank you Blues // you taught me well (2X)
You saved my life when my life was hell

Second mind // opened my heart (2X)
So don’t feel sad now that we’ve got to part.

Right now // things are lookin’ better (2X)
But you’re near as my ear, no matter what the weather

Mr. Blues // please let me be, (2X)
I need you now just to set me free

Good bye // Mr. Blues (2X)
Gonna do my best get along without you

Ol’ Mr. Blues // Let me show you the door (2X)
Someone out there might just need you more.

© 2012 by Mark D. Friedman
Track Name: Pass My Hat
Pass My Hat

I’d pass my hat, but it’s all full of holes
Your loose change, baby, do me no good no more
Now fry my soul in your nuclear fission
And I’ll ride your heat wave right out the door

The sky is burning and your city’s melting
I’m gonna get my hat, Lord get out of this town
The sea is steaming and the earth’s just a quaking
I’m gonna plant my dream in what’s left of the ground

Follow the prints my feet are making
Don’t know where I have been but I’m goin’ home
You may think I’m dreaming, but I’m just sleep a walking
You may think I’m goin’, but I’m already gone.


©2006 by Mark “Mad Dog” Friedman
All rights reserved.
http://www.maddogharp.com
Track Name: Harmonica Cadillac
Harmonica Cadillac

Well got something baby you’re sure to like
Got something mama you’re sure to like
Got something baby you’re sure to like
Ain’t nothing but a harmonica Cadillac

Tell your Mama now won’t be gone too long
Tell your Mama now won’t be gone too long
Tell your Mama now won’t be gone too long
Just a come a running when you hear my horn

Got a bar in front, a waterbed in back
Got a bar in front, waterbed in back
Got a bar in front, waterbed in back
I’ll show something baby you’re sure to like

Put the cruise on baby, hop in back
Put the cruise on mama, hop in back
Put the cruise on baby, hop in back
We’ll go so far we’ll never come back

Well I got something baby you’re sure to love
Yeah got something mama you’re sure to like
Well I got something baby you’re sure to like
Ain’t nothing but a harmonica Cadillac


©2006 by Mark “Mad Dog” Friedman
All rights reserved.
http://www.maddogharp.com
Track Name: Every Morning
Every Morning Lyrics (by Mark “Mad Dog” Friedman)

Every mornin’, my baby goes off like a clock
Every mornin’, my baby goes off like a clock
When she gets a buzzing, you know she’s hard to stop

She turn me over easy get that sunny side up
She turn me over easy get that sunny side up
Well when my baby gets a cooking, you know I can’t get enough.

Every mornin’ make it percolate
Every mornin’ make it percolate
Well my blood get a boiling, you know I just can’t wait

You know she warm me like toast, she spread me just like jam,
You know she warm me like toast, she spread me just like jam,
Every mornin’, she make me glad I’m her man

©2006 by Mark “Mad Dog” Friedman
All rights reserved.
http://www.maddogharp.com
Track Name: Hear me Crying (Why Won't You Love Me No More)
Hear Me Crying (Why Won't You Love Me No More)


Hear me crying why won’t you love me no more
I’m just a crying why won’t you love me no more

I know now baby, I know I had you once before
I’d be lying baby if I told you it couldn’t happen no more

I love you baby, time will prove my love is true
You know now baby, I think you love me some too

I call you baby, I call you up on the phone
I don’t believe him baby, that man that tell me you ain’t home

I knock now baby, two three now times on your door
You know now baby, I don’t think you hear me no more

Yeah I keep a knocking, I knock now two now three more times
I’m just standing in the rain mama, standing in the rain,
just standing in the rain now a crying

How can you drive me, how can you drive me from you door
Don’t you hear me crying, why don’t you love me no more
I’m just a crying oh won’t you love me some more,
I’m just a crying




©2006 by Mark “Mad Dog” Friedman
All rights reserved.
http://www.maddogharp.com
Track Name: Ten Pan Folly
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Track Name: Good Morning Blues
Good Morning Blues Lyrics (by Mark “Mad Dog” Friedman)


*Good morning blues, blues how do you do
Good morning blues, blues how do you do
Well I’m feeling just fine, Mad Dog how about you

*Well I’m up in the morning and the blues all ‘round my head
Yeah I’m up in the morning and blues all ‘round my head
Well I sit down to breakfast but the blues walked across my bread

**Good morning blues, won’t you have a cup of coffee with me
Good morning blues, won’t you have a cup of coffee with me
I’m feeling kind of lonesome, I need your company

**Tell all you people that the blues best friend around
I tell all you people the blues best friend around
Well it’s the only friend won’t leave you when you’re feeling down

**Good morning blues, won’t you have a cup of coffee with me
Good morning blues, won’t you have a cup of coffee with me
I’m feeling kind of lonesome, I need your company



*Traditional Lyrics
**Mad Dog’s Lyrics ©2006 by Mark “Mad Dog” Friedman
All rights reserved.
http://www.maddogharp.com