jo jo's band/california sunshine/el jugador
jo jo's band
calfornia sun
The single released in South America.
jo jo mexico
jo jo mexico
The single released in Mexico.

JoJo's Band CD

A CD released by Vic Elmes comprising Jo Jo's Band, two songs from Vic's old group China, and a new composition.

Jo Jo's Band (V Elmes)

This is a peculiarity. Although most of Vic's songs were not considered to be as strong as Jeff's,  this piece was regarded good enough to be released as a single, but only in South America. This lightweight poppish track about a music group immediately hooks the listener with a nice trademark Christie intro, and then shifts into an arrangement not unlike Vic's Country Sam. Vic handles the lead vocals too, with Jeff and Paul helping out on harmonies. Jeff arranges the song with a nice mandolin effect throughout.
    Analysts may choose to view the song as an autobiographical piece (Jo Jo's Band = Jeff's Band), although this has not been confirmed by Vic. This song was one of several from a recording session for the group's third album.
    In South America, the single was backed by California Sunshine, Lem Lubin's song which was released as the B-side to Fool's Gold in many other countries.
    In Mexico, the song was released as the B-side of the El Jugador (The Dealer) single.
    Bizarrely, both pressings credit Jeff Christie as the composer of all the songs.


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