- Released: October 26, 1988
- Label: Atlantic
- 1.I Don't Worry About A Thing
- 2.Your Mind Is On Vacation
- 3.It Didn't Turn Our That Way - (bonus track)
- 4.If You're Goin' To The City
- 5.Swingin' Machine
- 6.I Ain't Got Nothing But The Blues
- 7.Stop This World
- 8.I'm The Wild Man
- 9.New Parchman
- 10.Rollin' Stone
- 11.Don't Forget To Smile - (bonus track)
- 12.Seventh Son
- 13.I Love The Life I Live
- 14.What's With You - (bonus track)
- 15.That's The Stuff You Gotta Watch
- 16.Your Molecular Structure
- 17.Just Like Livin'
- 18.Everybody Cryin' Mercy
- 19.Night Club - (bonus track)
- 20.One Of These Days - (bonus track)
Includes liner notes by Ira Gitler.
Mose Allison has built a career on being a white singer sounding like a black man trying to sound like a white singer; his forte is intelligent, witty lyrics sung to a small group accompaniment and cool school arrangements. Interestingly, the British '60s R&B singer Georgie Fame adopted Allison as a major influence, thus confusing the cross-pollination chain even further.
From the fatalistic-yet-playful "I Don't Worry About a Thing," through the acerbic "Your Mind is on Vacation" ("and your mouth is working overtime"), written as a witty put-down to yakking club patrons the world over, to "Your Molecular Structure," (to which accompaniment many a Martini has presumably been sipped), these songs reflect the unique, laid-back yet whip-smart sensibility of his Tippo, Mississippi home town. The musicians, later including the likes of Billy Cobham, David Sanborn, and Chuck Rainey, swing, but never overbearingly; the songs, and the voice, are pure gold.