Mose Allison – Live 1978 (RSD Exclusive) (Vinyl)


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Jazz and blues pianist/vocalist/composer Mose Allison has been described as "one of the finest songwriters of 20th century blues." This 1978 live recording features pianist/vocalist/composer Mose Allison playing his usual repertoire in a trio with bassist Tom Rutley (bass) and drummer Jerry Granelli (drums). Since Allison only recorded one album during 1973-81, this well-recorded live set is quite valuable. Most of the material is fairly familiar, but the singer's spirited delivery and interplay with the audience make this recording rare. It ain't about technology, it's about these transcendent versions of Allison classics performing with sidemen who get it, for people who dig it – the real deal. Highlights include "Wildman on the Loose, " "Swinging Machine, " "I Live the Life I Love, " "I Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues" and "Your Mind Is on Vacation." Recorded Live March 26, 1978 at the Showboat Lounge, Silver Springs, MD.