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The Best of Mose Allison


Download links and information about The Best of Mose Allison by Mose Allison. This album was released in 1988 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz genres. It contains 20 tracks with total duration of 55:56 minutes.

Artist: Mose Allison
Release date: 1988
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz
Tracks: 20
Duration: 55:56
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No. Title Length
1. I Don't Worry About a Thing 2:17
2. Your Mind Is On Vacation 2:37
3. It Didn't Turn Out That Way 2:43
4. If You're Going to the City 3:47
5. Swingin' Machine 2:28
6. I Ain't Got Nothing Butthe Blues 3:56
7. Stop This World 3:24
8. I'm the Wild Man 1:55
9. New Parchman 3:03
10. Rollin' Stone 2:58
11. Don't Forget to Smile 2:45
12. Seventh Son 2:36
13. I Love the Life I Live 2:33
14. What's With You 2:55
15. That's the Stuff You Gotta Watch 2:12
16. Your Molecular Structure 2:10
17. Just Like Livin' 1:47
18. Everybody Cryin' Mercy 2:42
19. Night Club 2:35
20. One of These Days 4:33



This was the first collection of Mose Allison's '60s and '70s Atlantic recordings ever released, and it remains as comprehensive as any single-disc anthology of this rich period in Mose's career could hope to be. During this time Allison really shifted into singer/songwriter mode, as opposed to being strictly a piano stylist and/or interpretive vocalist. In the process, he created some of his finest work. The laconic, bluesy singing style he'd already established serves him well in delivering his own sharply satirical observations, whether he's looking askance at the state of the world ("Everybody Cryin' Mercy"), wreaking revenge on an obstreperous blowhard ("Your Mind Is on Vacation"), or getting scientific in his appreciation of an objet du d├ęsir ("Your Molecular Structure"). But there are some swinging examples of his way with outside material too, including some blues burners from Muddy Waters' repertoire ("Rollin' Stone," "I Love the Life I Live," "Seventh Son").