PARCHMAN FARM

Latest update on 08/01/2017

Artist: Mose Allison
Author: Mose Allison
Label: Prestige
Year: 1957

A Mississippian counting delta blues among his main influences. But as a white man he never knew the prison farm he sings about from the inside. Bukka White on the contrary (see his Parchman Farm Blues).

Covers:

1964:

Georgie Fame

1965:

Manfred Mann [BBC session]

1965:

Wilde Flowers [crediting Bukka White]

1966:

John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers

1966:

Blues Project

1967:

Blue Cheer

1967:

Johnny Winter [single with his group The Traits, reissued on debut album First Winter]

1968:

Bobbie Gentry

1970:

Cactus

1993:

Brendan Croker & The Serious Offenders [during their Belgian prison tour; crediting Bukka White]

1993:

Moonshots

2001:

Chris Spedding

2009:

Bayou Mosquitos

Brendan Croker uses three verses from Bukka White's 1940 version (see there), but the opening line and the melody are Mose's. Brendan claims he didn't know this version, worse: never could stand Mose Allison.

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