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Mose Allison (1927–2016)

Born in Tippo, MS, in 1927, jazz pianist Mose Allison has managed to bridge the gap between jazz and blues with more than 30 albums that cover both genres. He learned to play the piano as a child in the Mississippi Delta. When he came of age he enlisted in the army and played in the Army Band. Upon his discharge he attended Louisiana State ... See full bio »

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The Pursuit of Happyness
The Score
The Score Special Appearance
The Whole Nine Yards
Judas Kiss
Judas Kiss Soundtrack


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 2012-2014 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Hank Williams III (2014) ... (writer: "Parchman Farm" - uncredited)
- Lyle Lovett (2012) ... (writer: "Parchment Farm" - uncredited)
 2014 Lambert & Stamp (Documentary) (writer: "Young Man Blues")
  P.O.V. (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2013) (writer - 1 episode, 2013)
- Brooklyn Castle (2013) ... (performer: "My Brain") / (writer: "My Brain")
  Parenthood (TV Series) (performer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (writer - 2 episodes, 2011 - 2012)
- Trouble in Candyland (2012) ... (performer: "Stop This World" - uncredited) / (writer: "Stop This World" - uncredited)
- Opening Night (2011) ... (performer: "My Brain" - uncredited) / (writer: "My Brain" - uncredited)
  Fringe (TV Series) (performer - 1 episode, 2012) (writer - 1 episode, 2012)
- Nothing as It Seems (2012) ... (performer: "The Seventh Son" - uncredited) / (writer: "The Seventh Son" - uncredited)
 2012 Brooklyn Castle (Documentary) (performer: "My Brain") / (writer: "My Brain")
 2008 VH1 Rock Honors: The Who (TV Movie) (writer: "Young Man Blues" - uncredited)
 2007 Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (Documentary) (writer: "Young Man Blues")
 2006 The Pursuit of Happyness (performer: "Young Man" (1969)) / (writer: "Young Man" (1969))
 2004 A Brokedown Melody (Documentary) (writer: "Young Men")
 2004 Riding Giants (Documentary) (writer: "Parchman Farm")
 2003 Perduto amor (writer: "Parchman Farm")
 2001 The Score (performer: "City Home", "I'll Never Be Free") / (writer: "City Home")
 2000 The Whole Nine Yards (performer: "I Don't Worry About A Thing") / (writer: "I Don't Worry About A Thing")
 1998 Listening to You: The Who at the Isle of Wight 1970 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Young Man Blues")
 1998 Judas Kiss (performer: "Swingin' Machine") / (writer: "Swingin' Machine")
 1998 Permanent Midnight (writer: "YOUNG MAN")
 1997 Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival (Documentary) (writer: "Young Man Blues")
 1979 The Kids Are Alright (Documentary) (writer: "Young Man Blues")
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Album: "Al Cohn and Zoot Simms Quartet'. See more »

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I've always had a category problem, that's for sure. There's a lot of blues in what I do. It's still primarily jazz, but there's a lot of influences thrown in there. See more »


He was a pianist and singer whose style was a unique blend of boogie-woogie blues, jazz and country. His music has been covered by Van Morrison, The Who, Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, The Yardbirds and The Clash. See more »

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