Mose Allison Biography (Wikipedia)
Mose John Allison Jr. (November 11, 1927 – November 15, 2016) was an American jazz and blues pianist, singer, and songwriter. He became notable for playing a unique mix of blues and modern jazz, both singing and playing piano. After moving to New York in 1956, he worked primarily in jazz settings, playing with jazz musicians like Stan Getz, Al Cohn, and Zoot Sims, along with producing numerous recordings.
He is described as having been "one of the finest songwriters in 20th-century blues." His songs were strongly dependent on evoking moods, with his individualistic, "quirky", and subtle ironic humor. His writing influence on R&B had well-known fans recording his songs, among them Pete Townshend, who recorded his "A Young Man's Blues" for the Who's "Live At Leeds" album in 1970. John Mayall was one of dozens who recorded his classic, "Parchman Farm", and Georgie Fame used many of Allison's songs. Others who recorded his songs included Leon Russell ("I'm Smashed") and Bonnie Raitt ("Everybody's Crying' Mercy").
- Mose Allison - Everybody Cryin' (Later Archive 2005)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04gpxqq.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04gpxqq.jpg2016-11-17T12:23:00.000ZMose Allison performs Everybody Cryin' on Later... with Jools Holland in 2005http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04gpxtl
Mose Allison - Everybody Cryin' (Later Archive 2005)
Mose Allison Tracks