Mockingbird (Allison Moorer album)

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Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 18, 2008 (2008-02-18)
LabelNew Line Records
ProducerBuddy Miller
Allison Moorer chronology
Getting Somewhere

Mockingbird is an album of covers by Allison Moorer released in 2008.[1] Moorer covers songs by Nina Simone, Patti Smith, Cat Power, June Carter Cash, Joni Mitchell, as well as her sister Shelby Lynne.[2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]

Mockingbird was produced by Buddy Miller. In his review for AllMusic, Thom Jurek wrote that it "is a natural sounding set of covers that runs the gamut from rock and barrelhouse blues, to jazz, country, and traditional and indie folk." The title track, the only original song on the album, written by Moorer, is "a breezy acoustic ballad." Moore's rendition of Patti Smith's 'Dancing Barefoot' "has to be heard to be believed" and is "a contender for best track on the set." After raving over Moorer's creative and emotional interpretations of many of the album's other tracks, Jurek concludes by claiming that Mockingbird is her "warmest, most ambitious, and gutsy record yet."[3]

Track listing[edit]

1."Mockingbird"Allison Moorer3:18
2."Ring of Fire"June Carter Cash, Merle Kilgore3:01
3."Dancing Barefoot"Jay Dee Daugherty, Ivan Král, Patti Smith4:21
4."I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl"Nina Simone2:38
5."Go, Leave"Kate McGarrigle3:40
6."Revelator"David Rawlings, Gillian Welch5:44
7."Both Sides Now"Joni Mitchell4:31
8."Daddy, Goodbye Blues" 3:59
9."She Knows Where She Goes"Bill Bottrell, Shelby Lynne4:20
10."Orphan Train"Julie Miller5:45
11."Where Is My Love"Chan Marshall3:26
12."I'm Looking for Blue Eyes"Jessi Colter2:57
Total length:47:40


Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[4] 18
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[5] 44


  1. ^ Wood, Mikael (March 2010). "Album Reviews – Crows". Spin. 26 (3): 87. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  2. ^ Facemire, Glenda Pierce (2009). Music in the Kitchen: Favorite Recipes from Austin City. University of Texas Press. p. 34. ISBN 0292718152.
  3. ^ a b Jurek, Thom. Allison Moorer – Mockingbird: Review at AllMusic. Retrieved December 18, 2013.
  4. ^ "Allison Moorer Chart History (Heatseekers Albums)". Billboard.
  5. ^ "Allison Moorer Chart History (Independent Albums)". Billboard.