Mose Allison and Wings

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Mose Allison and Wings

Postby Marsbar » Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:29 am

Mose Allison, a pianist, singer and songwriter who straddled modern jazz and Delta blues, belonging to both styles even as he became a touchstone for British Invasion rockers and folksy troubadours, died on Tuesday at his home in Hilton Head, S.C. He was 89.

His death was confirmed by the singer and songwriter Amy Allison, his daughter.

DM - Mose was a cool cool guy. My fave song of his is one he would often sing directly to audiences in the bars he played in those crazy early days...

Your Mind Is on Vacation

Mose Allison

You're sitting there yakkin' right in my face
I guess I'm gonna have to put you in your place
Y'know if silence was golden
You couldn't raise a dime
Because your mind is on vacation and your mouth is
Working overtime
You're quoting figures, you're dropping names
You're telling stories about the dames
You're always laughin' when things ain't funny
You try to sound like you're big money
If talk was criminal, you'd lead a life of crime
Because your mind is on vacation and your mouth is
Working overtime
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