Mose Allison - Takes To The Hills
Mose Allison - Takes To The Hills
Mose Allison - Takes To The Hills
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Mose Allison - Takes To The Hills
Mose Allison - Takes To The Hills
Mose Allison - Takes To The Hills

Mose Allison - Takes To The Hills

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Mose Allison, piano & vocals
Addison Farmer, bass
Jerry Segal, drums
Henry Grimes, bass
Paul Motian, drums
Aaron Bell, bass
Osie Johnson, drums

 

1 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : unspecified

Label : Pure Pleasure

Original Label : EPIC

Recorded in 1961

Produced by Teo Macero 

Remastered by Ray Staff at Air Mastering, Lyndhurst Hall, London

Originally released in 1962

Reissued in April 2015

 

Tracks:

Side A :

1. V-8 Ford Blues
2. Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
3. Baby, Please Don't Go
4. Hey, Good Lookin'
5. I Love the Life I Live
6. I Ain't Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares For Me)

Side B :

1. Back On the Corner
2. Life Is Suicide
3. 'Deed I Do
4. Ask Me Nice
5. You're A Sweetheart
6. Mad With You
 



Reviews
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« Record store owners always had a hard time with Mose Allison – some filed him in blues and others in Jazz. Allison’s unique delivery and writing style kept him from fitting neatly to any category. He started his career as a recording artist for Prestige Records in the 1950’s. He mixed bebop and boogie-woogie and piano style with the vocal delivery style of beatnik coffee house and stand-up comedy. Born in 1927 at a Mississippi crossroads, not far from where Billy Joe McAllister was thrown from the Tallahatchie Bridge for whistling at a white woman, Allison came on his blues by emulation of the blues giants percolating through the delta during his childhood.

This 1961 LP was his third and final release on the Epic label while under contract with Columbia. Backed by a top flight jazz ensemble including Paul Motian, Addison Farmer, and Henry Grimes, Mose explores a broad selection of songs, but the star of the set is his rendition of Willie Love’s ‘V-8 Ford Blues, although his take on Big Joe Williams ‘ ‘Baby Please Don’t Go’ is also a stand out.

This LP does not frequently turn up used that often and is a fine introduction to Allison’s style. The original had fine Epic sound and the reissue is well mastered by Ray Staff. » hifi+ June 2015 by Dennis Davis



Ratings
:

AllMusic : 3 / 5 , Discogs : 4.11 / 5 ,  hifi+ : RECORDING 9/10 MUSIC 8.5/10  ,  Hi-fi News : Sound 91/100

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