Updating the series “Spotlight On…” Koko Mojo focuses on the working partnership of Leiber and Stoller and, specifically for this album release, their rhythm and blues recordings. As song writers Leiber and Stoller worked with many who either went on to become major artists or were already established during the golden age of music of the 50s and continuing into the early half of the 60s. With both periods reflected here, the chosen records date back as far as 1952 with King, and then continuing in 1953 with labels Federal, and RCA Victor, before getting underway with their own imprint (along with Still) in 1954 with Spark Records. A glance at the track list reveals much talent and a few lesser knowns, which often provides much intrigue when it comes to these collections housed together by Koko Mojo and, in this instance, Mark Armstrong. Beginning in ’52 at King with Moose Jackson and ‘Nosey Joe’, which is a very sophisticated slice of work, and then followed by recordings down the years at RCA Victor, Atlantic, Spark, Modern, MGM, Mercury and so on. To select from a very fine crop of records indeed, then work from Leiber and Stoller with the likes of LaVern Baker and track ‘Saved’ with added influence of gospel, vocal harmony ‘Ten Days In Jail’ from The Robins, a classic from The Drifters with ‘Fools Fall In Love’, big band approach of ‘Squeeze Me’ by Milt Trenier, who’s later given the honour of title song ‘Flip Our Wigs’, to full of confidence Garland The Great (‘Tree Stump Jump’), and further attractively named titles with Scooby Doo All Stars and ‘Ernie’s Journey’. From the excellent ‘I Smell A Rat’ with Young Jessie at the helm, there’s certainly no suggestion of any such thing when it comes to ‘Spotlight On Leiber And Stoller: The R&B Recordings – Flip Our Whigs’ because it is an impressive body of work.