Tell Me Something: The Songs of Mose Allison

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Tell Me Something: The Songs of Mose Allison
Studio album by Van Morrison, Georgie Fame, Mose Allison, Ben Sidran
Released 8 October 1996
Recorded 1996, The Wool Hall, Bath, England
Genre Jazz
Length 36:48
Label Verve
Producer Van Morrison, Ben Sidran, Georgie Fame
Van Morrison chronology
How Long Has This Been Going On
(1995)
Tell Me Something: The Songs of Mose Allison
(1996)
The Healing Game
(1997)
Mose Allison chronology
Allison Wonderland Anthology
(1994)
Tell Me Something: The Songs of Mose Allison
(1996)
Gimcracks and Gewgaws
(1997)

Tell Me Something: The Songs of Mose Allison is the twenty-fifth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison, Georgie Fame, Mose Allison and Ben Sidran, released in 1996. It charted at #1 on the Top Jazz Albums chart.[1]

Recording history[edit]

The entire recording for this album was done in a day and all of the performances were live first or second takes. Featuring the songs of Mose Allison, the performers were Allison himself, Georgie Fame, Ben Sidran, and Van Morrison, a longtime admirer of Allison's work. The horns were arranged by Pee Wee Ellis. Morrison said he had wanted to make the record for a long time.[2] Liner notes are by Ben Sidran.

Ben Sidran had said this on working with Van Morrison in the studio for the album:

Heʼs exactly as he appears to be onstage. He never does anything the same way twice. Everything put down in the studio is done live, so whatever you play will likely end up on the finished record.[3]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
All About Jazz (not rated) link

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mose Allison.

  1. "One of These Days" – 3:18
  2. "You Can Count on Me (To Do My Part)" – 3:22
  3. "If You Live" – 3:47
  4. "Was" – 3:28
  5. "Look Here" – 2:09
  6. "City Home" – 3:26
  7. "No Trouble Livin'" – 2:15
  8. "Benediction" – 3:01
  9. "Back on the Corner" – 2:23
  10. "Tell Me Something" – 2:40
  11. "I Don't Want Much" – 2:03
  12. "News Nightclub" – 2:43
  13. "Perfect Moment" – 2:13

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album - Billboard (North America)

Year Chart Position
1996 Top Jazz Albums 1

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Billboard Albums: Tell Me Something". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2008-08-09. 
  2. ^ Hinton, Celtic Crossroads, p. 331
  3. ^ Perlich, Tim (2009-01-07). "NOW Magazine - Ben Sidran". nowtoronto.com. Retrieved 2009-01-16. 

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