Creek Bank

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Creek Bank
Creek Bank.jpg
Studio album by Mose Allison
Released 1958
Recorded August 15, 1958
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Blues / Jazz
Label Prestige
PRLP 7152
Producer Bob Weinstock
Mose Allison chronology
Ramblin' with Mose
(1958)Ramblin' with Mose1958
Creek Bank
Autumn Song
(1959)Autumn Song1959

Creek Bank is the fourth album to be released (but fifth album recorded) by blues/jazz pianist and vocalist Mose Allison which was recorded in 1958 and released on the Prestige label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 3/5 stars[3]

Scott Yanow, in his review for Allmusic, says it is his "typically ironic vocals that are most memorable, particularly Allison's classic "The Seventh Son" and "If You Live." His piano playing, even with the Bud Powell influence, was beginning to become original and he successfully performs both revived swing songs and moody originals".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Mose Allison except where noted.

  1. "The Seventh Son" (Willie Dixon) – 2:36
  2. "If I Didn't Care" (Jack Lawrence) – 4:25
  3. "Cabin in the Sky" (Vernon Duke, John La Touche) – 4:04
  4. "If You Live" – 2:31
  5. "Yardbird Suite" (Charlie Parker) – 3:21
  6. "Creek Bank" – 4:34
  7. "Moon and Cypress" – 4:00
  8. "Mule" – 3:51
  9. "Dinner on the Ground" – 3:14
  10. "Prelude to a Kiss" (Duke Ellington, Irving Gordon, Irving Mills) – 4:12



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed May 16, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic listing accessed May 16, 2013
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 8. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.