After hearing "The Greatness of/ Happiness of" album, I purchased this album. This shows Joe in his earlier days. The recordings are in pretty poor shape, and it's pretty much accordion playing instead of grooving organ. The quartet plays great and you can hear a few cuts of the same tunes. If you're looking for Joe Mooney, though, a much more stylish recording is "The Greatness of/ Happiness of" album. If you already have that and are looking for more, then this might be on target.
I remember hearing Joe Mooney mant years ago and had forrgotten about him until I rediscovered his name when browsing CDs on Amazon.What a pity there are so few recordings of his prodigious talent available today.
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