We're not usually the sorts to dig tribute albums, but the mighty Mose Allison
is one of our favorite talents from years back – and the lineup here do a great job of reviving some of the classic spirit of Mose
, while also pushing things forward with their own creative reinterpretations of his legacy! If you don't know Allison
, he was a jazz pianist first, and a singer second – the latter the quality that brought him great fame, with lots of New Orleans-inflected qualities in his vocals, and lyrics that had a nicely biting mix of contemporary wit and more vintage themes. That legacy has held up wonderfully over the years – and is interpreted here by a host of different artists – a lineup that includes "If You're Going To The City" by Iggy Pop, "Your Mind Is On Vacation" by Taj Mahal, "My Brain" by Robbie Fulks, "If You Life" by Jackson Browne, "Parchman Farm" by Richard Thompson, "Ever Since The World Ended" by Loudon Wainwright III, "Stop This World" by Chrissie Hynde, "Numbers On Paper" by Frank Black, and "Monsters Of The Id" by Amy Allison
with Elvis Costello. Includes bonus DVD of the film – Mose Allison
Ever Since I Stole The Blues.