Local Color (album)

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Local Color
Local Color (album).jpg
Studio album by Mose Allison
Released 1958
Recorded November 8, 1957
Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey
Genre Blues, jazz
Length 35:36
Label Prestige
PRLP 7121
Producer Bob Weinstock
Mose Allison chronology
Back Country Suite
(1957)Back Country Suite1957
Local Color
Young Man Mose
(1958)Young Man Mose1958

Local Color is the second album by blues/jazz pianist and vocalist Mose Allison which was recorded in 1957 and released on the Prestige label.[1] The album features the first recording of Allison's "Parchman Farm" which was later covered by John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers on their album Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]

Scott Yanow, in his review for Allmusic, says "Allison performs eight instrumentals in a trio... displaying his unusual mixture of country blues and bebop... However it is his vocals on "Lost Mind" and particularly the classic "Parchman Farm" that are most memorable".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Mose Allison except as indicated

  1. "Carnival" - 2:59
  2. "Parchman Farm" - 3:17
  3. "Crepuscular Air" - 3:43
  4. "Mojo Woman" - 4:04
  5. "Town" - 3:21
  6. "Trouble in Mind" (Richard M. Jones) - 3:13
  7. "Lost Mind" (Percy Mayfield) - 3:31
  8. "I'll Never Be Free" (Bennie Benjamin, George David Weiss) - 5:36
  9. "Don't Ever Say Goodbye" (Duke Ellington) - 3:12
  10. "Ain't You a Mess" - 2:40



  1. ^ Prestige Records discography accessed May 16, 2013
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic listing accessed May 16, 2013