Mose Allison (wtf?) C/D

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OK, so the wtf is due to me looking for the Mose Allison thread and not finding it. How so? The man surely deserves one.

http://www.efmf.ab.ca/004.performers/004-01.pastyears/1997/1997.imgs/mose-allison.gif

spittle (spittle), Tuesday, 4 May 2004 03:59 (fifteen years ago) link

But so anyway, the reason I was looking for the Mose thread was just to note that I saw him play Sunday night at the Iridium (where I guess he does a semi-regular gig) and he sounded (and looked) great. Still cool as fuck. He turned "You Are My Sunshine" into rainy-day noir, and did a bunch of his own stuff including "Ever Since the World Ended." He makes hipsterism seem like a good idea.

spittle (spittle), Tuesday, 4 May 2004 04:04 (fifteen years ago) link

Which, obviously, is to say "classic."

spittle (spittle), Tuesday, 4 May 2004 04:05 (fifteen years ago) link

a young man ain't got nothin' in the world these days.

stockholm cindy (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 4 May 2004 04:08 (fifteen years ago) link

ha, he didn't sing that one -- he sang one about being a senior citizen.

spittle (spittle), Tuesday, 4 May 2004 05:41 (fifteen years ago) link

Mose's a Fool Killer.

christoff (christoff), Tuesday, 4 May 2004 12:02 (fifteen years ago) link

Some friends of mine are having a baby and they're determined to name him Mose unless someone can convince them otherwise.

Tell me something bad or evil Mose Allison is responsible for.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Tuesday, 4 May 2004 12:46 (fifteen years ago) link

you name them "moses" and you call them "mose"

mose is responsible for england and france withdrawing from egypt in 1957

amateur!st (amateurist), Tuesday, 4 May 2004 13:20 (fifteen years ago) link

He claims to be the white boy who stole the blues. That's pretty evil, right?

spittle (spittle), Tuesday, 4 May 2004 13:37 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah, but he sure as hell ain't no Pat Boone.

christoff (christoff), Tuesday, 4 May 2004 13:40 (fifteen years ago) link

The love of my life, the one that "got away", left me with a mose allison mixtape.

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 4 May 2004 15:01 (fifteen years ago) link

Something evil Mose Allison is responsible for:

http://www.vintage.com/Pictures/Albumimg/A0045349.jpg

But otherwise, classic.

Marcel Post (Marcel Post), Tuesday, 4 May 2004 17:11 (fifteen years ago) link

six years pass...

The only thread

Sensational Howard (admrl), Wednesday, 21 July 2010 19:07 (nine years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Been getting into Mose quite a bit lately.

o. nate, Wednesday, 11 August 2010 02:23 (nine years ago) link

For anyone looking for a good place to start, I'd recommend I've Been Doin' Some Thinkin'.

o. nate, Wednesday, 11 August 2010 02:33 (nine years ago) link

six years pass...

RIP

Brad C., Tuesday, 15 November 2016 20:56 (two years ago) link

I was fortunate enough to see him perform a few years ago, and he was still putting on a great show.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VEzCv5cMWI&feature=share&list=PL71A44B6F7E47E3A7&index=2

o. nate, Wednesday, 16 November 2016 01:40 (two years ago) link

"seventh son" and "your molecular structure" have been stone-cold classics in my house for...... sheesh 20 years now. the coolest. he was jazz but not jazz. something about the sonority of his voice, the fullness of it, reminded me of dusty springfield

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 16 November 2016 14:21 (two years ago) link

RIP. I just got Seventh Son comp a month or so ago and have been loving it. Chose this comp over several other albums the shop had based on the Annie Leibovitz photographs alone. So good.

andrew m., Wednesday, 16 November 2016 16:45 (two years ago) link

I've had the 2-disc comp Allison Wonderland since it was released (mid-90s) and rarely go more than a year-or-two between listens; never got into his proper albums, but would appreciate input from anybody who's sifted a bit deeper into his catalog.

Stop this world, let me off
There's just too many pigs in the same trough
There's too many buzzards sitting on the fence
Stop this world, it's not making sense

bodacious ignoramus, Wednesday, 16 November 2016 20:06 (two years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Only just realised he had passed when a belated obituary was on the radio earlier. Fucking amazing and unique vocalist, have been blasting out Seventh Son tonight in tribute.

calzino, Friday, 2 December 2016 21:08 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

really enjoyed that last record of his!

Sigur Ros or Pomplamoose type shit (rushomancy), Sunday, 13 January 2019 15:32 (nine months ago) link

recently got western man and it rules. bill cobham on drums. when it's not totally grooving, it's absolutely heart-rending. see: "how much truth."

andrew m., Monday, 14 January 2019 16:28 (nine months ago) link

billY cobham

andrew m., Monday, 14 January 2019 16:29 (nine months ago) link

I think The Fall's A Figure Walks might be a tribute to Foolkiller.

calzino, Monday, 14 January 2019 16:38 (nine months ago) link

I know there was a Brian Auger single of the song anyway. Thought I had it on a compilation of their work somewhere. maybe it was the charly compilation i got of them early on. Looks like it was an expanded version of Jools & Brian, possibly a volume of Remembering.

Stevolende, Monday, 14 January 2019 16:50 (nine months ago) link

eight months pass...

New tribute album on the way:

If You’re Going to The City Tracklist:

1. Taj Mahal – Your Mind Is On Vacation
2. Robbie Fulks – My Brain
3. Jackson Browne – If You Live
4. The Tippo Allstars featuring Fiona Apple – Your Molecular Structure
5. Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite – Nightclub
6. Chrissie Hynde – Stop This World
7. Iggy Pop – If You’re Going to the City
8. Bonnie Raitt – Everybody’s Crying Mercy
9. Loudon Wainwright III – Ever Since the World Ended
10. Richard Thompson – Parchman Farm
11. Peter Case – I Don’t Worry About A Thing
12. Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin – Wild Man On the Loose
13. Anything Mose! – The Way of the World
14. Frank Black – Numbers On Paper
15. Amy Allison with Elvis Costello – Monsters of the Id

With Loudon Wainwright doing a late-80s one I love:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vAFIrhwzhpM

... (Eazy), Friday, 27 September 2019 14:04 (three weeks ago) link

1. Taj Mahal – Your Mind Is On Vacation

i just dropped the glass i was holding

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Friday, 27 September 2019 14:25 (three weeks ago) link

yikes! a tribute album?!? hope profits go to the Allison Estate

bodacious ignoramus, Thursday, 3 October 2019 15:33 (two weeks ago) link

Weird to have a tribute album with no jazz players on it.

Good point, although hopefully Taj will deal with that feel, also maybe incl. right musos---as will Raitt, if it's her original cover, from Takin' My Time: Ernie Watts, Milt Holland, Oscar Brashear etc. appear on there. I wonder if there has been a jazz world tribute? Think Van Morrison's Mose set was one of his Blue Note albums, but I haven't heard it.
From 1988, when he was 61 or thereabouts, here he is at the top of his keyboard game, like some blues- bopping Professor Longhair, roque-rolling with it (some vocals too):
https://www.npr.org/2013/04/05/176333998/mose-allison-on-piano-jazz

dow, Friday, 4 October 2019 19:12 (two weeks ago) link

The Who Live At Leeds: "Young Man Blues"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgR4SDxBJAo

dow, Friday, 4 October 2019 19:16 (two weeks ago) link

been listening to the Western Man album quite a bit lately, which features the awesome "nightclub," so i'm curious about that one definitely.

andrew m., Friday, 4 October 2019 20:49 (two weeks ago) link

these people are all so _old_. where is the tribute featuring 100 gecs and billie eilish?

Calpico Girlfriend (rushomancy), Friday, 4 October 2019 20:57 (two weeks ago) link


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