After a couple of years in development and production, topped up by a long month of manufacturing delays, Jukebox Mambo Vol II is finally in the building and available to order.

Following on from our first installment, Vol II widens the scope and delves further into the mid-century musical canon to uncover 22 more R&B firecrackers which blur the rhythmic lines of North, South, Latin America, the Caribbean and beyond.

Available on deluxe, old style paste-on gatefold double LP, which comes with copious and biographical notes and photographs and a poster insert, CD, and also on the super-super deluxe and limited to less than 500 copies worldwide, 6 x 10″ vinyl old-old album style version which also features an additional 4 exclusive tracks. All three formats are available to order now, email us now at info@jukeboxjam.org to get your enjoys.

2 LP is £15
CD is £8
6 x 10″ album set is £45 while stocks last.



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jbm_warmup_mix_jamesOur man in Japan, James of Nite Beat Records and Osaka Twist & Shout, kindly put together his own set of Latin beat Rhythm & Blues in anticipation of our upcoming album launch party for the hotly anticipated Jukebox Mambo Volume II. If you like what you hear, and I can’t for one moment fathom why you may not, then head right on over to wegottickets to book your spot at the fiesta, and look out for Jukebox Mambo Vol II hitting your stores on 2LP, CD and special limited 6 x 10″ album set on the 1st December 2014.

James’ Jukebox Mambo Vol II Album Launch Party Warm Up by Jukeboxjam on Mixcloud

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The follow up to our original set of Afro Latin tinged Blues, Rhythm & Jazz, Jukebox Mambo Volume II, will be released Monday November 10th. To launch the album, we’re throwing a big party at The New Empowering Church, the venue for the launch party to Volume 1 and also last year’s momentous Young Jessie show. More details here.

And to get people in an appropriately exotic mood, here’s a little set I put together of the kind of sultry, heady sounds that will fill the night. Includes 3 tracks from Jukebox Mambo II.

Jukebox Mambo II Album Launch Party Warm-up by Jukeboxjam on Mixcloud

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Jukebox Mambo II launch

Tickets Now On Sale here for £10 advance: www.wegottickets.com/event/288821

Following on from the influential first Jukebox Mambo compilation, two years in the making comes the second volume and to celebrate we’re holding a launch party back at the New Empowering Church. This promises to be one of the hottest events of the year, with two fantastic live acts in the shape of Natty Congeroo & the Flames of Rhythm, playing an especially tailored set of exotic jazz and blues given a rumba and mambo accent, and Conjunto Sabroso, an authentic afro-Latin orchestra playing a mixture of traditional Latin American sounds – descarga, cumbia, cha cha and beyond.

Filling in and keeping the floor going until the early hours with hot Latin and Carib infused blues, Jazz and other exotic sounds of the 40s, 50s and 60s are DJs James, flying in especially from Osaka, Japan, Jukebox Mambo compiler Liam Large, Jazzman CEO Jazzman Gerald and Snakester (Hidden Charms).

The album will also be available for sale on the night on deluxe gatefold 2LP, CD and very limited 6 x 10″ Album Book Set.

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It’s been a little while since we posted a guest mix so here’s something definitely worth waiting for.

As I’m sure many of you will be more than aware, Bill Kealy has been steadfastly flying the flag for R&B in my own motherland of Ireland with his regular ‘For Dancers Only’ event for years now. In fact, the club is about to celebrate its 9th bithday, a real feat and a testimony to the hard work and devotion Bill continues to put in. If you’re anywhere in flying distance of Dublin on the 20th September, get yourself along to what promises to be a big old party. https://www.facebook.com/events/527973047309321/

Bill also maintains one of the best and busiest channels on youtube, uploading literally hundreds of selections from his own collection over at www.youtube.com/user/cadlagh1. Surely Ireland’s most active and dedicated exponent of 50s and 60s R&B sounds, it’s a real honor that he also put this exclusive set together for our wee site. Tuck in and enjoy, tracklist follows.

Bill Kealy (For Dancers Only) for Jukebox Jam by Jukeboxjam on Mixcloud

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A new full length collection of some of the highlights of the legendary Young Jessie’s late 50s / early 60s heyday. Limited and numbered on vinyl to 999 copies, with sleeve notes based around a new interview with the great man himself.

Available now on LP with deluxe old style paste on sleeve, limited and hand-numbered to 999 copies for £15.
Also available on CD for just £7.50. To order, email us now: info@jukeboxjam.org


A1. I Smell A Rat
A2. Lonesome Desert
A3. Oochie Coochie
A4. Don’t Happen No More
A5. Mary Lou (Modern)
A6. Lula Belle
A7. Hit Git & Split

B1. Big Chief (King of Love)
B2. The Wrong Door
B3. Teacher Gimmie Back
B4. Brown Eyes (Come On Home)
B5. You Were Meant For Me
B6. Make Me Feel A Little Good
B7. Mary Lou (Mercury)

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