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Mose Allison “Mose Allison Sings”

I first heard Mose Allison in 1981 when Dave Wilner brought a cassette he’d made from his dad’s records, I believe, to Kent, Ohio where I met him. It’s kind of hard to believe that more years have passed since that time than had passed since this record was released (1963). That makes no sense, but then nothing about time and perspective does. I saw Mose Allison live in Cleveland sometime in the 1980s, and he sounded much like he does here. There are extensive liner notes by Ira Gitler that I’ll get to some day. The label is Prestige and there is an impossibly suave picture of him on the cover. 13 songs and every one of them is great, Mose Allison singing, playing piano, and a few different people on bass and drums. On any given Monday this could be my favorite LP of all time. My favorite songs are “Lost Mind” and “Eyesight to the Blind” and “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”—but like I said, they’re all great.

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2 Responses to “Mose Allison “Mose Allison Sings””


  1. 1 J Curtis
    July 16, 2017 at 12:23 am

    I really need to get a Mose Allison record. I think I’m finally old enough. They really are all great songs.

  2. 2 J Curtis
    July 16, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Also, glad to see a new post here! Best blog in the universe.


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