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Local Color (Mose Allison album)

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Local Color
Studio album by
Released1958
RecordedNovember 8, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
GenreBlues, jazz
Length35:36
LabelPrestige
PRLP 7121
ProducerBob Weinstock
Mose Allison chronology
Back Country Suite
(1957)
Local Color
(1958)
Young Man Mose
(1958)

Local Color is the second album by blues/jazz pianist and vocalist Mose Allison which was recorded in 1957 and released on the Prestige label.[1] The album features the first recording of Allison's "Parchman Farm" which was later covered by John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers on their album Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton.

Reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz3/4 stars[3]

Scott Yanow, in his review for Allmusic, says "Allison performs eight instrumentals in a trio... displaying his unusual mixture of country blues and bebop... However it is his vocals on "Lost Mind" and particularly the classic "Parchman Farm" that are most memorable".[2] The Penguin Guide to Jazz praised the rendition of "Lost Mind" and highlighted a rare instance of Allison playing trumpet, on "Trouble in Mind".[3]

Track listing

All compositions by Mose Allison except as indicated

  1. "Carnival" - 2:59
  2. "Parchman Farm" - 3:17
  3. "Crepuscular Air" - 3:43
  4. "Mojo Woman" - 4:04
  5. "Town" - 3:21
  6. "Trouble in Mind" (Richard M. Jones) - 3:13
  7. "Lost Mind" (Percy Mayfield) - 3:31
  8. "I'll Never Be Free" (Bennie Benjamin, George Weiss) - 5:36
  9. "Don't Ever Say Goodbye" (Duke Ellington) - 3:12
  10. "Ain't You a Mess" - 2:40

Personnel

References

  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed May 16, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic listing accessed May 16, 2013
  3. ^ 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)


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