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Back Country Suite


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Audio CD, July 1, 1991
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Mose Allison's seminal debut recording from 1959 launched his career as a singular interpreter of American musical styles. The Mississippi pianist wraps country blues and modern jazz together in a series of autobiographical pastoral dance sketches, serving them up in his trademark low-key approach. He sings only on the brief "Blues," a Delta dreamer evoking something unfamiliar and fascinating, especially to young English musicians gearing up for R&B anarchy. -- © Frank John Hadley 1993 -- From Grove Press Guide to Blues on CD

1. New Ground
2. Train
3. Warm Night
4. Blues
5. Saturday
6. Scamper
7. January
8. Promised Land
9. Spring Song
10. Highway
11. Blueberry Hill
12. You Won't let Me Go
13. I Thought About You
14. One Room Country Shack
15. In Salah

Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 1, 1991)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ojc
  • ASIN: B000000Y4N
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #461,670 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Tad Richards on July 28, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This is the best of Allison's blues piano and composition...and no one explored so much modernity while staying so deeply rooted. The Grove Press guide is wrong..."One Room Country Shack" is also a vocal - on a great blues song by Mercy Dee Walton (incorrectly named "Mercy Dee" on the original liner notes).
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Dennis M. Duff on June 18, 2009
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Mose Allison is a true Jazz Pioneer. And if the former reviewer knew anything about root blues and slow Jazz chops, he would understand this. Mose writes great comical lines, has an interestingvoice with great timing, has a sensitive piano style, reminisent of Amad Jamal, that came from being raised in the south surrounded by tons of black piano players. He has been schooled throughpout his life by many Jazz Giants and has influenced a ton musicians who have had the sensitivity and depth of understanding his root blues/jazz expression. 5 stars easily!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By C on January 3, 2012
Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase
Mose Allison is an amazing artist, a stunning musician and wordsmith. I would encourage anyone to ignore this review and listen to some Mose on Youtube then after seeing how good he is, I'm sure you will want to show support for this under-appreciated mega-talent by buying any of his records that are still in print. Mose kicks-ass, he's one of the swingingest.

If you like Tom Waits, Mose was one of his earliest heroes and had an influence on most of Tom's early records, and remains one of Tom's heroes.
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By JNMPop on December 5, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I recently heard a song off this record and it stuck with me ... So I purchased the CD (used through Amazon)... and discovered quite a treat when it was delivered. It came with no scratches and I found the artist signature on the front cover ... I Googled and confirmed it. I am so thankful I had the pleasure of seeing Mose Allison a number of years back one afternoon in Balboa Island, CA ... brought back memories of a grand afternoon. Gold. . .
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