Mose Allison is one of a kind; a hip, smart, and ice-cool performer, witty lyricist and one of the Good Guys. He seems to have been around forever - his latest album came out early 2010, and it's pretty fine too. This top value double CD features material from the very dawn of Mose's solo recording career, covering material released on Prestige and Columbia, 1957-1960. One disc is all vocals, the other disc all instrumental, excpet for a couple of vocals which are parts of song cycles. It's got early classics, such as 'Young Man Blues', as covered by The Who, 'Parchman Farm' as covered by John Mayall & The Blues breakers, and his own great versions of songs by Willie Dixon, Duke Ellington and Ray Charles. At £8 measly quid or cheaper, it's an absolute snip, good singing, great playing and a handy primer to Mose-world.