Mose Allison

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Birthday
11, 1927
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Nov 15, 2016 (89)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
11, 1927
Birthplace
Mississippi
Death Date
Nov 15, 2016 (89)

About

Known for his original song "Parchman Farm." He eventually stopped performing it in the 1980s, deeming it politically incorrect.

Before Fame

He moved to New York City in 1956 after graduating from Louisiana State University. He performed with notables such as Stan Getz, Phil Woods, Zoot Sims, and Al Cohn in New York.

Trivia

His influence was widely felt throughout the music industry, impacting such legends as Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Tom Waits, The Yardbirds, and The Who.

Family Life

His family was living in Tippo, Mississipi, when he was born and encouraged his musical talents. He began playing piano in grammar school and later took up the trumpet in high school.

Associated With

His songs were covered by Van Morrison on an album titled Tell Me Something: The Songs of Mose Allison from 1996.