This day (November 17, 2016), in Hilton Head, S.C., died John Mose Allison, an American jazz blues pianist and singer who has influenced many blues and rock artists.
Wikipedia : This day (November 17, 2016), in Hilton Head, S.C., died John Mose Allison, an American jazz blues pianist and singer who has influenced many blues and rock artists.
Official Web Site : His songs have been recorded by many, among them, The Who, Van Morrison, Bonnie Raitt, Elvis Costello, The Clash and Diana Krall. His singular style, a unique blending of jazz and blues, and his profound lyrical wit, mark him as a true American original …
The Mose Allison Fan Website : The man’s voice was heaven. So cool, so decisively hip… Mose was my man. I felt him to be the epitome of restrained screaming power. Pete Townshend
@last.fm : Allison’s first exposure to blues on record was through Louis Jordan recordings, including “Outskirts of Town” and “Pinetop Blues”. Allison credits Jordan as being a major influence on him, and also cites as influences Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, and Fats Waller.
Audio : The Seventh Son . Parchman Farm . Your Mind Is On Vacation . I Don’t Worry About A Thing . Eyesight To The Blind . Lost Mind . Young Man’s Blues . Don’t Get Around Much Anymore . My Brain . One Room Country Shack .
Video : w/ Amy Allison – Was . w/ Mel Graves & George Mars – New George’S In San Rafael (1986) . Your Molecular Structure . Your Mind Is On Vacation (1975) . Gettin’ There (1989) .