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I'm Not Talking

by

Mose Allison



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Allison is an influential Jazz musician. This song, which he wrote, is about how talk is cheap and words can be misinterpreted, so it's better to say nothing at all.
The Yardbirds did a popular cover of this song for their 1965 album For Your Love. On their official site, Yardbirds bass player Chris Dreja says of this song: "That's just the band - no guests involved. The track encompasses what great energy the band has. It's got all those little unexpected timing changes and loads of energy. It's just a cracking track, really - I love to play it. It's dead honest - the perfect opener. It's not going to scare people that the Yardbirds have gone all weird. And it says what we are live." (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
"Allison," a tribute to Mose Allison, was one of the tracks on The Pixies' 1990 Bossanova album.
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The UK band The Barcodes are influenced by Mose Allison - http://www.thebarcodes.co.uk well worth a listen...
- Blake, Walton on the Hill, United Kingdom
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