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Creek Bank

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Creek Bank
Studio album by
RecordedAugust 15, 1958
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
GenreBlues / Jazz
PRLP 7152
ProducerBob Weinstock
Mose Allison chronology
Ramblin' with Mose
Creek Bank
Autumn Song

Creek Bank is the fourth album to be released (but fifth album recorded) by blues/jazz pianist and vocalist Mose Allison which was recorded in 1958 and released on the Prestige label.[1] It was reissued on CD, coupled with Young Man Mose, by Original Jazz Classics.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3.5/4 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide3/5 stars[4]

Scott Yanow, in his review for Allmusic, says it is his "typically ironic vocals that are most memorable, particularly Allison's classic "The Seventh Son" and "If You Live." His piano playing, even with the Bud Powell influence, was beginning to become original and he successfully performs both revived swing songs and moody originals".[3]

Track listing

All compositions by Mose Allison except where noted.

  1. "The Seventh Son" (Willie Dixon) – 2:36
  2. "If I Didn't Care" (Jack Lawrence) – 4:25
  3. "Cabin in the Sky" (Vernon Duke, John La Touche) – 4:04
  4. "If You Live" – 2:31
  5. "Yardbird Suite" (Charlie Parker) – 3:21
  6. "Creek Bank" – 4:34
  7. "Moon and Cypress" – 4:00
  8. "Mule" – 3:51
  9. "Dinner on the Ground" – 3:14
  10. "Prelude to a Kiss" (Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills) – 4:12



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed May 16, 2013
  2. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic listing accessed May 16, 2013
  4. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. pp. 8. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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