Monday, November 21, 2016

Monday Music: I Don't Worry about a Thing (Mose Allison)

We lost another music legend last week with the passing of jazz pianist Mose Allison. “People are always trying to categorize me as blues or jazz or folk,” he once told the LA Times. “Some say I'm a jazz pianist that sings the blues.”

This piece captures the style of the iconic blues artist and songwriter. His trademark was an ironic turn of phrase as in “I don't worry about a thing 'cause I know nothin's goin' to be alright.” and in the song, Everybody's Cryin' Mercy: “Everybody's crying peace on earth, just as soon as we win this war.”


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