Maurice John Vaughn Revue

Maurice John Vaughn Revue

 Chicago, Illinois, USA

Chicago-based, danceable Funky R&B to serious soul searching Blues. Some original, some cover material. MJV is a 2007 Chicago Music Awards nominee. One of MJV's songs is part of Major League II soundtrack and DRJohnson has a well-earned Grammy at home!


The MJV Revue is a coming together of friends from their different bands to perform at festivals and tour Europe. We are influenced by the great R&B masters and Blues masters that have gone before us. Some we've met and worked with. Donald Ray Johnson was with the Taste of Honey Band when he earned a Grammy. 'Got to be Funky' is MJV's song and part of the Soundtrack for Major League II. Velvet McNair has a funky, upbeat CD on an Italian independent label and exactly the same for B.J. Emery: Upbeat , dance CD, same label. We travel overseas about three times a year and tour together and with our respective bands. Our members average about 30 years of performing time. We also perform as a 4 piece core band for smaller tours and events.


Maurice John Vaughn - Generic Blues, Shadow of the City, Dangerous Road
Donald Ray Johnson - Ain't Easy Being Blue, Donald Ray, Pure Pleasure, Travelin' Man
Velvet McNair - I'm A Diva
B.J. Emery - B.J. Emery & MJV Horns

Set List

Our sets are usually between 60 and 70 minutes. Some festivals like for us to do a 90minute set. Our sets are about half original music and half cover material.
MJV - Ain't Too Proud To Beg, Tracks of My Tears, Thrill Is Gone, Garbage Man Blues, Dock Of The Bay
DRJ - Don't Let Green Grass Fool Ya', Stagger Lee, Georgia, What A Wonderful World
VMcN - Chain of Fools, Baby I Love You, Proud Mary, I'd Rather Go Blind
BJE - Nothing But A Woman, Talk To Me Baby, Frigidare Woman, Why I Sing The Blues