Western Man

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Western Man
Western Man.jpg
Studio album by
Released1971
RecordedFebruary 2, 3 & 11 and March 3 & 4, 1971
Atlantic Recording Studios and Regent Recording Studios in NYC
GenreJazz
Length36:47
LabelAtlantic
SD 1584
ProducerJoel Dorn
Mose Allison chronology
Hello There, Universe
(1970)
Western Man
(1971)
Mose in Your Ear
(1972)

Western Man is an album by American pianist, vocalist and composer Mose Allison recorded for the Atlantic label in 1971.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[3]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz[4]

Allmusic awarded the album 3 stars stating, "Allison's wry wit is in fine form, and his ironic yet truthful lyrics are always fun to hear".[3] The Penguin Guide to Jazz commented on the distant studio sound quality and the strange choice of drummer.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Mose Allison except as indicated

  1. "If You Only Knew" - 2:40
  2. "How Much Truth" - 3:36
  3. "Benediction" - 2:00
  4. "Night Club" - 2:36
  5. "Do Nothing till You Hear from Me" (Duke Ellington, Bob Russell) - 3:13
  6. "Mountains" - 5:25
  7. "Western Man" - 3:14
  8. "Ask Me Nice" - 3:15
  9. "Tell Me Something" - 3:43
  10. "If You've Got the Money I've Got the Time" (Jim Beck, Lefty Frizzell) - 3:15
  11. "Meadows" - 3:50

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Atlantic Records Catalog: 1500 series accessed September 25, 2015
  2. ^ Mose Allison discography accessed September 25, 2015
  3. ^ a b Yanow, Scott. Western Man – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved September 25, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 27. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.