The incomparable and profoundly influential pianist/singer-songwriter Mose Allison developed his own unique, idiosyncratic style that melded an ironic sense of wit and humor with country-blues inflections and a bebop-esque vocabulary. Besides cool playing and his uniquely smoky singing, Mose has great taste in material. ''Hey Good Lookin’'' fits right in with revisited versions of ''I Love the Life I Live,'' ''I Ain’t Got Nobody'' and ''Baby Please Don’t Go,'' complete with what the singer himself calls his distinctive ''involuntary groan'' during the piano solo. Allison’s music had an important influence on other performers, such as Tom Waits, Jimi Hendrix, the Yardbirds, the Rolling Stones, and Pete Townshend. He was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2006.
LP 1, Side A: 1. I Don’t Worry About A Thing 2. It Didn’t Turn Out That Way 3. Your Mind Is On Vacation 4. Let Me See 5. Everything I Have Is Yours Side B: 1. Stand By 2. Idyll 3. The Well 4. Meet Me At No Special Place 5. The Song Is Ended BONUS TRACKS: 6. If You Live 7. The Seventh Son
LP 2, Side C: TAKES TO THE HILLS (aka V-8 FORD BLUES aka SINGS AND PLAYS) 1. V-8 Ford Blues 2. Please Don’t Talk About Me When I’m Gone 3. Baby, Please Don’t Go 4. Hey, Good Lookin’ 5. I Love The Life I Live 6. I Ain’t Got Nobody (And Nobody Cares For Me) 7. Back On The Corner 8. Life Is Suicide 9. ‘Deed I Do 10. Ask Me Nice 11. You’re A Sweetheart 12. Mad With You
Side D: BONUS TRACKS: 1. Parchman Farm 2. Trouble In Mind 3. That’s All Right 4. Eyesight To The Blind 5. Blueberry Hill 6. Young Man’s Blues (Blues) 7. Lost Mind 8. Night Ride 9. Fools’ Paradise