V.A. Mo’s Songs! [6CD] (1994)
Pop, Rock, Jazz, New Age, Soul, R&B
MP3 CBR 320 Kbps
6CD | Warner Bros., PRO-MO-1994 | 1075 Mb | Covers Included

1. George Harrison – Mo
2. Frank Sinatra – The Second Time Around
3. Sammy Davis Jr – What Kind Of Fool Am I
4. Dean Martin – Everybody Loves Somebody
5. Count Basie And His Orchestra – I Left My Heart In San Francisco
6. Duke Ellington And His Orchestra – Afro-Bossa
7. The Kinks – You Really Got Me
8. Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made For Walkin’
9. Petula Clark – Downtown
10. The Association – Never My Love
11. Harpers Bizarre – 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin’ Groovy)
12. Peter, Paul & Mary – I Dig Rock And Roll Music
13. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Purple Haze
14. Miriam Makeba – Pata Pata
15. Bill Cosby – Little Ole Man (Uptight, Everything’s Alright)
16. Tiny Tim – Tip-Toe Thru The Tulips With Me
17. Van Dyke Parks – Vine St
18. Randy Newman – Love Story
19. Gordon Lightfoot – If You Could Read My Mind
20. Joni Mitchell – Both Sides, Now
21. James Taylor – Fire And Rain
22. Van Morrison – Moondance
23. Ella Fitzgerald – Things Ain’t What They Used To Be

Total Time: 01:15:11

1. Norman Greenbaum – Spirit In The Sky
2. Alice Cooper – I’m Eighteen
3. Black Sabbath – Paranoid
4. Jethro Tull – Nothing Is Easy
5. Grafeful Dead – Truckin’
6. Little Feat – Willin’
7. Ry Cooder – Money Honey
8. Captain Beefheart – I’m Gonna Booglarize You Baby
9. Neil Young – Heart Of Gold
10. America – A Horse With No Name
11. Seals & Crofts – Summer Breeze
12. Beach Boys – Surf’s Up
13. Todd Rundgren – I Saw The Light
14. T Rex – Bang A Gong (Get It On)
15. Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water
16. The Allman Brothers Band – Melissa
17. Bonnie Raitt – Love Has No Pride
18. Gram Parsons With Emmylou Harris – Love Hurts
19. Arlo Guthrie – The City Of New Orleans
20. Maria Muldaur – Midnight At The Oasis

Total Time: 01:15:13

1. The Staple Singers – Let’s Do It Again
2. George Benson – This Masquerade
3. Michael Franks – Popsicle Toes
4. Rod Stewart – Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright)
5. Fleetwood Mac – Dreams
6. Sex Pistols – Anarchy In The U.K.
7. Ramones – I Wanna Be Sedated
8. Steve Martin And The Toot Uncommons – King Tut
9. Devo – Whip It
10. Donald Fagan – I.G.Y. (What A Beautiful World)
11. Rickie Lee Jones – Chuck E’s In Love
12. Doobie Brothers – What A Fool Believes
13. Christopher Cross – Sailing
14. John Lennon – (Just Like) Starting Over
15. George Harrison – All Those Years Ago
16. The Who – You Better, You Bet
17. U2 – I Will Follow
18. Pretenders – Brass In Pocket
19. Patti Austin With James Ingram – Baby, Come To Me
20. Al Jarreau – We’re In This Love Together

Total Time: 01:14:36

1. John Fogerty – The Old Man Down The Road
2. ZZ Top – Sharp Dressed Man
3. Hank Williams Jr – All My Rowdy Friends Are Coming Over Tonight
4. John Anderson – Swingin’
5. Elton John – I Guess That’s Why They Call It The Blues
6. Chicago – Hard To Say I’m Sorry
7. Madonna – Like A Virgin
8. Van Halen – Jump
9. Chaka Khan – I Feel For You
10. Prince & The Revolution – Purple Ran
11. Talking Heads – Burning Down The House
12. Depeche Mode – People Are People
13. New Order – Bizarre Love Triangle
14. The Smiths – How Soon Is Now?
15. Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer
16. Steve Winwood – Higher Love

Total Time: 01:13:49

1. Dire Straits – Money For Nothing
2. Miles Davis – Tutu
3. Paul Simon – Diamonds On The Soles Of Her Shoes
4. Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris – To Know Him Is To Love Him
5. Randy Travis – Forever And Ever, Amen
6. Dwight Yoakam – Honky Tonk Man
7. Los Lobos – La Bamba
8. Travelling Wilburys – Handle With Care
9. Elvis Costello – Veronica
10. Don Henley – The End Of The Innocence
11. Ice-T – Colors
12. Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine
13. Jane’s Addiction – Jane Says
14. Aerosmith – Angel
15. Bee Gees – You Win Again
16. Chris Isaak -Wicked Game
17. R.E.M. – Losing My Religion

Total Time: 01:15:58

1. Quincy Jones Featuring Ray Charles And Chaka Khan – I’ll Be Good To You
2. Seal – Crazy
3. Color Me Badd – I Wanna Sex You Up
4. The B-52’s – Love Shack
5. Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Give It Away
6. The Black Crowes – Hard To Handle
7. Travis Tritt – Here’s A Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares)
8. Little Texas – Peaceful Easy Feeling
9. K.D. Lang – Constant Craving
10. Tevin Campbell – Can We Talk
11. Enya – Caribbean Blue
12. Eric Clapton – Tears In Heaven
13. Ray Charles – A Song For You
14. Candlebox – You
15. Green Day – Longview
16. Tom Petty – You Don’t Know How It Feels
17. Frank Sinatra And Count Basie And His Orchestra -The Best Is Yet To Come

Total Time: 01:13:23

Rare 1994 US promotional only 6-CD pack produced to recognize WB executive Mo Ostin, with exclusive George Harrison song ‘Mo’.

For this reviewer, it has always been the original maverick record executives from the 1960’s/70’s whose praises should be sung – not the artists themselves. Warner Bros. head honcho Mo Ostin was THE man. No one – not even the great Ahmet Ertegun – can boast of such a wide array of signings during his tenure. Mo’s personal signings to the label reads like the ultimate «who’s who» in recorded music: The Kinks, Nancy Sinatra, Petula Clark, the Association, Peter, Paul & Mary, the Jimi Hendrix Experience, Tiny Tim, Randy Newman, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Van Morrison, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, Jethro Tull, Grateful Dead, Little Feat, Ry Cooder, Neil Young, America, Seals & Crofts, Beach Boys, Todd Rundgren, T. Rex, Deep Purple, Bonnie Raitt, Gram Parsons, George Benson, Michael Franks, Fleetwood Mac, Rod Stewart, Sex Pistols, Ramones, Devo, Donald Fagen, Rickie Lee Jones, the Doobie Brothers, Christopher Cross, Miriam Makeba, Pretenders, Al Jarreau, Madonna, Van Halen, Enya, Green Day, k.d. lang…and the list goes on and on.

This beautiful 6-CD, 144-song set is easily the rarest and most lavish promotional item ever assembled. Created by the famed in-house art department at the Burbank offices and distributed only to the employees who worked under Mr. Ostin’s regime, it is a true testament to his genius and foresight. Many of his signings (such as Count Baise, Frank Sinatra and Ella Fitzgerald) were already established artists, but went on to even greater success on his label. Every thing about the package is done with loving care: from its leather-bound packaging with gold embossing, to each disc being adorned with an exact replica of the WB design used on albums of that given period (remember «the palm tree-lined streets of Burbank» on those 70’s LP’s, or the «orange steamboat» logo on all those old Reprise albums? How about the flat olive-green logo from the late 60’s when Seven Arts owned the label?). For crying out loud, even the CATALOG NUMBER is cool! («PRO-MO-1994»)

Probably the greatest reason this piece was so sought-after at the time was the inclusion of a brand-new George Harrison song (entitled «Mo») that was especially commissioned for this set. Outside of that rarity, the boxed set contains the biggest hit single by each of his signings (yes, even Tiny Tim’s «Tip-Toe Thru The Tulips» is here).

This package was presented to Mo in his honor at a very tearful ceremony at the label when he announced his retirement. The big talk at that time was that R.E.M. would not stay on the label – their sole reason for signing was that it was run by the great Mo Ostin. The last of the maverick record executives.






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