Mose Allison: Ever Since I Stole the Blues

  • Directed by Paul Bernays
  • United Kingdom, 2005, 60 mins., English

Paul Bernays’ affectionate portrait tells the story of legendary jazz/blues singer, songwriter, and pianist Mose Allison (1927-2016)—called the “jazz sage” by some, the “William Faulkner of jazz” by others, and a treasure by most everyone — and his journey from Tippo, Mississippi, to the international stage. Occupying a singular place and influence in the pantheon of greats, among those singing Mose’s praises are Pete Townsend, Van Morrisson, Georgie Fame, Loudon Wainwright, Elvis Costello, and Bonnie Raitt. As the Kinks’ Ray Davies once said, “When I discovered Mose Allison I felt I had discovered the missing link between jazz and blues.”

Genres: Documentary