A tribute to Mose Allison.
Mose Allison (11 November, 1927 – 15 November, 2016) is described as having been “one of the finest songwriters in 20th-century blues.” His songs were strongly dependent on evoking moods, with his individualistic, “quirky”, and subtle ironic humor, and have been recorded by many other, perhaps better known artists such as The Who, John Mayall, Van Morrison, Georgie Fame, Bonnie Raitt and more.
Sadly, Mose Allison passed away in November 2016 while the Ralph Barrat Group were putting together a retrospective of his songs. Ralph is well known for his piano stylings and Frank Sinatra covers. He digs deep into the blues for his inspiration to the Mose Allison tribute, and his own musical history with Mose as a major influence in his own development as a musician. With Rick Husband on guitar, James Lithgow, acoustic bass, and Neil Clark on drums, they deliver authentic renditions of Mose’s best material. The RBG performed Mose Lives! in December, 2016 and also at the 2017 Vancouver Island Musicfest.
MOSE ALLISON LINKS:
… Wikipedia (Mose Allison)
… NY Times article of Mose’ passing
… National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Masters
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