Recognised very much by its tempo, the popcorn genre is given fresh coverage once again by way of Koko Mojo Records. More specifically, the Mojo Man is the man responsible for selecting the tracks for the second album namely ‘Popcorn Story Vol.2’. With the idea of producing a “classic” popcorn series for the above mentioned record label, having issued the first album with plenty of well-known artists offering their songs to said genre of music, Volume two repeats this with an assortment of established singers and musicians who made a serious impact on the world of music during the 50s and 60s. Considering the genre of popcorn was born in Belgium and named after a dancehall in the same country, word of this slow to midtempo style and often in a minor key started to spread and eventually reached other countries. Despite its increasing popularity, the genre continues to have the feel of an underground interest when in comparison with other genres and scenes of music. That said, and the reason why we are here, ‘Popcorn Story Vol.2’ certainly made an impact given the number of bigger names who turned their attention to this genre. For example, Louis Jordan And His Tympany Five and classic ‘Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t (Ma Baby)’ starts the album and continues with early soul of Baby Washington and ‘I’ve Got A Feeling’, Ray Rivera and hit ‘Troubles, Troubles’, Charlie Rich with ‘Let Me Go My Merry Way’, and Jimmy Randolph’s ‘Summertime’. As with the previous album, the songs and song titles often hint at, or directly refer to melancholy brought on by far from straightforward love interests. It all makes for dramatic listening and with the additional influences whether rhythm and blues, early soul and/or pop references, then the genre of popcorn remains a fascinating genre of music and rightly given the attention here by the Mojo Man.