Mose Allison, 1927–2016

Pianist, singer and songwriter Mose Allison died at his home in Hilton Head, SC on Tuesday at the age of 89.

“I can’t believe the things I’m seeing
I wonder ’bout some things I’ve heard
Everybody’s Crying Mercy
When they don’t know the meaning of the word

A bad enough situation
It’s sure enough getting worse
Everybody’s Crying Justice
Just as long as it’s business first”

— “Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy,” 1968


“Mose Allison, pianist, singer and ‘William Faulkner of jazz,’ dies at 89,” Don Heckman, Los Angeles Times


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