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Allison, Mose / Way Of The World, The
Album:Way Of The World, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Allison, Mose Added:03/2010

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Add Date:2010-03-28 Pull Date:2010-05-30 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Reviewed 2010-03-28 
MOSE ALLISON: The Way of the World
Anti-, 2010

JAZZ/BLUES – A true American original (now in his 80s), the brilliant singer/songwriter Mose Allison returns to the studio for the first time in over a decade and shows his unique blend of swinging jazz, old-school blues, and wry social commentary remains undimmed. Great new tunes rendered in his inimitable style: funny, thought-provoking, classic.

* * * * * | Try any track! Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9

1. 2:59 – humorous tune about aging, a takeoff on Little Walter’s “My Babe”
2. 3:29 – easy tempo old-time thump, back-porch feel and pure Mose lyrics
3. 2:58 – cute, silly love song, sort of a waltz with a loose, tipsy sound
4. 2:31 – moody and slow, great atmospheric percussion, serious lyrics
5. 2:29 – humorous solo ditty: let’s give religion a rest for a while
6. 2:55 – jazz instrumental: lopsided intro, then a chugging machine
7. 2:49 – Roosevelt Sykes country blues stomp, great lyrics, nice solo breaks
8. 2:50 – relaxed, bluesy ballad; truth-telling lyrics and lumpy shuffle rhythm
9. 3:20 – easy swinging tune, live-and-let-live lyrics, breezy sax
10. 3:32 – standard ballad, has an endearing goofiness when Mose sings it
11. 3:12 – Loudon Wainwright II breakup song: a lazy, sassy stomp
12. 2:08 – odd vocal duet with nasal-voiced Amy Allison

[ Fo ] 03/28/10

Track Listing
1.My Brain 7.Some Right, Some Wrong
2.I Know You Didn't Mean It 8.The Way Of The World
3.Everybody Thinks You're An Angel 9.Ask Me Nice
4.Let It Come Down 10.Once In A While
5.Modest Proposal 11.I'm Alright
6.Crush 12.This New Situation