Iconic star Mose Allison, who passed away two years ago, has left a relevant impact on the blues and jazz music scene, that’s why a new project which honours his musical greatness will soon be released. It is set to be a musical tribute which will see the cooperation of leading musicians paying tribute to his inspiring figure.
The protagonists of this project are Fiona Apple, Iggy Pop, Frank Black, Chrissie Hynde, Richard Thompson, and Elvis Costello who got together to rearrange with new sounds the stories, which the blues master loved to tell with the power of his music.
The tribute album is titled If Your Going To The City: A Tribute To Mose Allison and will be released on November 29 via Fat Possum, all the proceeds will go to Sweet Relief’s cause, a non-profit organization which helps musicians looking for need. The name of the tribute album echoes the homonym song of the artist, one of its most famous songs, now re-arranged by Iggy Pop.
In fact, today, two songs from the forthcoming album have been shared, one revisited by Iggy Pop and “Numbers On Paper”, played by another great artist, Frank Black. The composed interpretation of Iggy Pop re-writes the groovy vibes of Alison with a rock touch. On the other hand, Frank Black lets his own guitars and drums speak instead of the placid piano used by Mose Allison, giving a new voice to the song.
Listen to the songs below: