Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Ever Since the World Ended

Mose Allison -- the greatest hepster songwriter/piano player of all time -- is finally getting a tribute album.

Hey world -- what took you so long?

Here are two cuts from the CD, which drops, as the kids say, on Nov. 29 on Fat Possum Records.

And here's the complete track listing.

1. Taj Mahal - Your Mind Is On Vacation

2. Robbie Fulks - My Brain

3. Jackson Browne - If You Live

4. The Tippo Allstars featuring Fiona Apple - Your Molecular Structure

5. Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite - Nightclub

6. Chrissie Hynde - Stop This World

7. Iggy Pop - If You're Going to the City

8. Bonnie Raitt - Everybody's Crying Mercy

9. Loudon Wainwright III - Ever Since the World Ended

10. Richard Thompson - Parchman Farm

11. Peter Case - I Don't Worry About A Thing

12. Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Wild Man On the Loose

13. Anything Mose! - The Way of the World

14. Frank Black - Numbers On Paper

15. Amy Allison with Elvis Costello - Monsters of the Id

I was lucky enough to see Mose, who passed away in 2016 at the ripe old age of 89, at some hole in the wall jazz club in Greenwich Village sometime in the early 80s; the word that most comes to mind to describe the man and the music he made that night is "droll."

In any event, I am planning to enjoy the hell out of this CD when it arrives.


Mark said...

My intro to Allison was on the Yardbirds first album, wherein the band covered I'm Not Talking, even though i didn't know who Allison was for another 7 or 8 years.

Along somewhat similar lines, I strongly urge any Son Ra fans to listen to the new Barrence Whitfield album, The Barrence Whitfield Soul Savage Arkestra, Songs From The Sun Ra Cosmos, including a Space Is The Place that tops the original. This is the album Whitfield was born to make.

daudder said...

Van Morrison did a duets/tribute to Mose about a decade ago. well worth a listen (as is van';s latest, BTW)

Billy B said...


Great lineup - Igster, Taj Mahal, Musselwhite, and Frank Black. I haven't listened to Frank in years. I'm going to have to dig his stuff out.

To bad "Young Man's Blues" wasn't covered.