Bob Mosley
Never Dreamed

desert island classics
desert island classics #5
catalog-no. tx 2053
rock - 2000

track listing
There is the Sun (62K)
Never Dramed (77K)
Willy Shakespeare Blues (86K)

It seems that sometimes triumph and tragedy go hand in hand and the story of Bob Mosley goes well with this theory. His creative highs are closely bound with personal downfalls in true Moby Grape style, it seems. For this is the musical legend with whose legacy the man's name is ultimately connected. Much has been made of the band's early heydays, the mishaps and scandals, and the great music that came with them. Bob Mosley, singer, bass-player and guitarist, was one of the four songwriters in Moby Grape, next to Peter Lewis, the late Skip Spence and Jerry Miller. Some of his classic contributions to the Grape repertoire: "Mr. Blues", "Come In The Morning", "Lazy Me", "Bitter Wind", "Rose Colored Eyes", "Trucking Man", "It's A Beautiful Day Today", "Hoochie" and more. Listening again to these classic cuts it becomes evident that Bob Mosley's personal style is very much based upon the concept of intensity. His urgent style of singing has distinct expressive qualities and sometimes is reminiscent of John Fogerty. Despite the versatility of the band's music, Bob Mosley's musical priorities can be safely located at the crossroads of country and blues. That's where he seems to be at home. His voice is unmistakable. No matter what.

NEVER DREAMED is a collection of previously unreleased songs. It's a chapter from the man's history that's been completely unknown until now and presents the story of a remarkable encounter: a meeting of rock and country giants from Buddy Holly's "Crickets" and the legendary band of Elvis Presley. To be precise: James Burton and Sonny Curtis (guitars), J.I. Allison (drums), Glen D. Hardin (piano) plus Joe Osborn and Emory Gordy (bass) with fellow "Cricket" Joe B. Mauldin serving as sound engineer. So is this Moby Grape meets Texas meets Nashville meets Memphis? Well, in a way it is. but NEVER DREAMED is first of all the brainchild of songwriter and producer Jean-Pierre "J.P" Whitecloud:

the desert island classic-story #5


track listing

  1. There Is The Sun (Susan Whitecloud/Pete Delacroix) 03:10
  2. Dead Or Alive (Susan Whitecloud/Pete Delacroix) 03:21
  3. Never Dreamed (Susan Whitecloud/Pete Delacroix) 05:12
  4. Willy Shakespeare Blues (Susan Whitecloud/Pete Delacroix) 04:29
  5. Shoot The Xylophone Man (Susan Whitecloud/Pete Delacroix) 02:31
  6. Put It Off Until Tomorrow (Dolly Parton/Bill Owens) 03:28
  7. Louisiana Mama (Gene Pitney) 02:42
  8. Question (Justin Hayward) 02:58
  9. Leavin' Through The Back Door (Susan Whitecloud/Pete Delacroix) 03:22
  10. Willy Shakespeare Blues (alternate take) (Susan Whitecloud/Pete Delacroix) 04:28
  11. Never Dreamed (alternate mix) (Susan Whitecloud/Pete Delacroix) 05:22

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