Sunday, February 10, 2013

13. Mose Allison - The Collection

Before listening to this album, I knew only two things about Mose Allison:
  1. The Pixies song "Allison" is about him
  2. He wrote two one of The Who's most kick-ass live songs - "Young Man Blues" and Tommy's "Eyesight to the Blind"
Now I know that he has an incredible jazz singing voice - he's like Nat 'King' Cole if Nat wrote about drinking and gambling.  Helluva piano player too.  The second half of this long collection is mostly instrumentals, and I found myself yearning for his voice again.  Don't know how I missed him during my jazz years, but he's someone I'm going to check out more.

I'll leave you with this gem:

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