Its been a long time coming but volume seven in the Koko Mojo series ‘Boss Black Rockers’ finally lands. Worth the wait? You bet! Giving voice once more to an important and influential corner regarding the foundations of rock ‘n’ roll, there are twenty-eight songs featuring black artists from a “Golden Age” of American music. As with the previous albums in this series, expect plenty of wild rock ‘n’ roll with this latest volume. Beginning with a track that simply cannot be tamed, and gladly so, is the superb ‘How About It Baby’ supplied by Emmet Davis. Following on comes Uncle John with ‘Wild Child Gipson’ containing a powerful saxophone that matches the intensity of the vocals. The Rockers’ ‘What Am I To Do’ is chock full of detail where the lead vocal and backing vocals appear to trip over the connected wires of instrumentation one moment, yet somehow manage to come up breathing for air and salvage what really is quite a staggering composition (You need to hear it to believe it!). More straightforward is Sugar Boy Crawford with ‘Round and Round’ possessing a tight rhythm that bristles with energy, only to be hastily shoved from view by complete opposite due to its ramshackle and rowdy delivery, yet utterly thrilling in equal measure, ‘Pretty Plaid Skirt (And Long Black Sox)’ by Mel Smith & The Nightriders. There is an interesting addition to this latest collection given the song’s credentials (i.e. Penned at the hands of Buddy Holly and Norman Petty) yet provided here by The Ravens and their interpretation of ‘That’ll Be The Day’; meaning further kudos to the compiler The Mojo Man (aka Little Victor) for allowing for no discrimination. The inclusion of established names as Otis Redding will attract those looking for familiar artists, but this collection continues its tradition of giving focus to less established names which, of course, will vary from each and every listener depending on the level of knowledge concerning this fascinating history prior to entering the world of ‘Boss Black Rockers’.