Mose Lives!

While you’re checking out the Mose Lives! tribute show below, have a listen to a very funny/clever tune by the late Mose Allison:

Mose Lives! A tribute to Mose Allison (by the Ralph Barrat Group)

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 Ralph Barrat Groupaway in November 2016 while the Ralph Barrat Group were putting together a retrospective of his songs which they called “Mose Lives!”.

From the press release: 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 2016 and 2017 at the Georgia Straight Jazz Society and the 2017 Musicfest (see below) in Courtenay, BC.


The RBG performed a 1 hour set at the 2017 Vancouver Island Musicfest:
Here are 3 videos:

1. A clip from Dennis Shouldice Photos: ♪ Gettin’ Paid Waltz ♪  ↓

2. Four Musicfest clips from a phone:
Young Man Blues  ♪ I Love The Life I Live  ♪ Don’t Get Around Much Anymore  ♪ Was.

3. Musicfest Complete performance, see set list below (compromised audio due to wind and distance) ↓



Click here for a  sampler of the original Mose tunes that we play in Mose Lives!
…Mose Allison, on Google Play Music, on YouTube, on Spotify


Mose Allison | Official Web Site
Wikipedia (Mose Allison)
NY Times article of Mose’ passing
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Masters

More Mose Lives:

… Merry Christmas from Mose Lives! (a You Tube video from our first Mose Allison Tribute show)
 Press Release Here 

Ralph Barrat Group:
Neil Clark drums, Ralph Barrat vocal/keys, James Lithgow bass, Rick Husband guitar.