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THE JET SET

Note that Jimi Hendrix does NOT appear on this single. Jimi later overdubbed a guitar part on a tape copy of an alternate mix of the A-side "Mojo Man "from voodoo land"" in 1970, a new mix of THAT version was released on the Hendrix lp People, Hell And Angels in 2013. This Rojac 45 is the original version of the track with no Hendrix involvement.

Read more about the recordings on the Jet Set "Recordings With Jimi Hendrix" -page.



Released in USA
Titles: Mojo Man "from voodoo land" / It`s Not The End - 7" single

Composers:
Mojo Man "from voodoo land" - (Arthur Allen, Albert Allen)
It`s Not The End - (Arthur Allen, Jack Taylor)
Producers side A: Jack Taylor & Claude Sterrett?
Producers side B: Jack Taylor & Reginald Obrecht
Release date: (first half of ?) 1970 1
Label: Rojac
Catalog number: ROJ 130
Matrix A: CSJT-1286-   2ND CUT     12-31-69  (all scratched)
Matrix B: 1243              MIRA        k     (all scratched)  AudioMatrix (stamped) 2

Released with 2 different labels:
- Stock copy
- Promotional copy with same label design but with the additional text "PROMOTION COPY NOT FOR SALE" (no picture available)

Side A notes:
The start of the matrix number for side A (CSJT-1286) uses the initials "CS" and "JT" which stand for: 3
Claude Sterrett (Vice-President of Rojac)
Jack Taylor (President of Rojac)

Side A is also credited as "A Taylor-Sterrett Production" on the label.

The notation in the matrix, "2ND CUT 12-31-69", is a bit of a puzzle. The label also has "(2nd 1286)" printed in brackets under the catalog number, "1286" is likely to be the number assigned to the master tape.

It seems clear that the master tape for side A was cut twice, but there doesn`t seem to be a 1st master/cut/pressing out there as all of the labels that I`ve seen have this same information. So if no records were pressed with the first cut then why even mention it?

Side B is a much older recording, actually it sounds like a completely different band. Could it be that an earlier single (possibly by the Allen`s earlier band International "G.T.O.'s" or another recording venture) had been cut for pressing and ready to go, then cancelled? And then years later in 1969 it was decided to dig the cancelled single up and use the existing pressing plates for side B of ROJ 130? Does the "2ND CUT" text somehow refer to a new A-side being cut for an existing single coupling?

The preceding Rojac 45 issued, ROJ 129 ("Let Them Talk" by Kim Tolliver), has the master number "1285" assigned to the A side master so the Jet Set single master was the next tape in sequence. Was a new master tape assigned for the same master number, then a change made where the track was swapped for another one but the same master number retained, necessitating the side to be cut again? Just speculating but for one reason or another the A side was cut twice and the process was important enough to be documented in the pressing info on the disc.


Side B notes:
Everything points to the B side originating from a completely different recording session, probably from circa 1965.

The matrix/master tape number for "It`s Not The End" is "1243" which suggests that it is a much older recording than "Mojo Man "from voodoo land" for which the number is "1286". ROJAC 1116 released in 1967, "Mama (He Treats Your Daughter Mean)" by Big Maybelle, has the master tape number "1244" listed on the label.

A copyright registration for "It`s Not The End" was made in 1965, the writing and producing credits match the single label: 4

IT`S NOT THE END; w Jack Taylor, w & m
Arthur Allen, w, m & arr. Reggie Obrecht (Reginald Obrecht) C Street-
car Music Co.; 13Sep65; EU902087.

Side B
also has different production credits compared to side A, it`s a "Taylor & Obrecht Production", and seems to have been cut at Mirasound based on "MIRA" scratched in the run-out groove with the pressing plates made at AudioMatrix (neither notation can be found on side A). Both the 14 August 1965 and 5 July 1969 annual directory issues of Cash Box list Mirasound and Audio Matrix, both directories with the exact same contact info.

Mirasound is listed under "RECORDING STUDIOS"

Mirasound Studio
145 W. 47th St.
New York, N.Y.

and Audio Matrix under "RECORD PLATING PLANTS"

Audio Matrix
915 Westchester Ave.
New York, N. Y.

And finally, the lead in & lead out grooves are completely different on the two sides of the single (much shorter lead in on the A side) further confirming that the two sides were cut by different companies.

the jet set ROJ 130 side A

the jet set ROJ 130 side B


With thanks to Doug Bell


SOURCES
1 I haven`t been able to determine a confirmed release date for the ROJ 130 the Jet Set single, it seems to have passed everybody by completely unnoticed. Singles with preceding and following catalog numbers were released as follows:
ROJ 124 Big Maybelle - How It Lies - reviewed in Cash Box issue 1 February 1969
ROJ 125 Wesley Paige - Blame It On Your Love - reviewed in Cash Box issue 1 February 1969
ROJ 128 Kim Tolliver - Tuesday`s Child - reviewed in Cash Box issue 11 October 1969

ROJ 131 Kim Tolliver - I Gotta Find A Way "1970" - ROJ 131 was the last single issued on the label, judging by the title in 1970

2 The "Audio Matrix" stamp is impossible to read on the Jet Set 45, however when comparing this to a much clearer stamp on a completely different record it`s 100% certain that the two stamps are the same. See the images on the discogs.com -page for AudioMatrix: https://www.discogs.com/label/288546-Audio-Matrix-Inc?page=10

3 the company personnel is listed in a Rojac ad published in the 11 February 1967 issue of Billboard

4 Catalog of Copyright Entries 1965 Music July-Dec 3D Ser Vol 19 Pt 5