According to Mose Allison, "Transfiguration of Hiram Brown Suite" is a serio-comic fantasy based on a perennial theme. Hiram Brown is the naive provincial who dreams of a life of opulence in the city. He goes there, is overwhelmed and disillusioned, longs for his youth, realizes that this too is an illusion, despairs, goes through a crisis and is "transfigured...."
Some of the material contained here was written many years ago, and some written especially for this album. (The opening theme, for instance, was written ten to fifteen years ago.) The Suite is a fusion of different elements. The first three parts are the country; the middle section the city; the last part, the denouement....
Per Allmusic.com: "The album begins with the eight-part "Hiram Brown" suite, in which a nave country boy loses his illusions and optimism in the big city. Five standards complete the album in fine style. "Baby Please Don't Go" and "'Deed I Do" offer Mose's unique, smoky singing at its most touching."
All compositions by Mose Allison except as indicated.
"Barefoot-Dirt Road" - 3:16
"City Home" - 2:29
"Cuttin' Out" - 1:38
"Gotham Day" - 3:21
"Gotham Night" - 4:26
"Echo" - 0:59
"The River" - 4:07
"Finale" - 0:46
"Barefoot-Dirt Road" - 3:18 (alternate take on CD reissue)
"How Little We Know" (Johnny Mercer, Hoagy Carmichael) - 3:49
"Baby, Please Don't Go" (Big Joe Williams) - 2:32
"Make Yourself Comfortable" (Bob Merrill) - 4:12
"'Deed I Do" (Walter Hirsch, Fred Rose) - 2:32
"Love for Sale" (Cole Porter) - 5:02
The stadium is the home field of the VSU football program. The stadium is shared with Valdosta High School and has a capacity of 11,249. The playing field is a Sprinturf synthetic grass surface.
The PE Complex
A 5,355-seat, 105,600 square feet (9,810 m2), multi-purpose arena known as "The Complex" is the home of the Valdosta State University Blazers basketball and volleyball teams.The Complex also contains a four lane jogging track and offices for the athletic department, kinesiology, and physical education departments.
Billy Grant Baseball Field
The Blazer baseball team plays at Billy Grant Field located on the Valdosta State North Campus. Formerly Blazer Field, the field was renamed to honor late VSC baseball coach and athletic director Bill Grant before the 1989 season. The complex includes the baseball field house, which opened in the spring of 1997. The field house includes offices, training room, locker rooms, and an indoor batting and pitching building for baseball and softball. Stadium seating and a new press box were constructed in 2005.
The Softball field is located on the North Campus adjacent to Billy Grant Field and opened in the fall of 1999. A new $400,000 state-of-the-art Softball Field house was opened in 2007 and houses locker rooms. The fenceline sits at 200 feet (61 m) throughout the outfield, and the stands seat 500. The infield is made of Alabama crimson stone, and there is also a fully functional press box.
The VSU men's and women's tennis team utilizes a large twelve court complex adjacent to the PE Complex. The courts were renovated during the 200001 season and again in 2008. In 2011, following the men's team winning their second national championship, an additional 4 courts were added to the south end of the complex.
The home of Valdosta State golf and the Southeastern Collegiate, Kinderlou Forest is located just minutes away from the VSU campus. The golf course plays 7,781 yards long from the championship tees and features five sets of tees for professionals, men, women and juniors. Designed by professional golfer Davis Love III. Travel Leisure Golf Magazine as one of the 30 best new courses of 2004. Kinderlou Forest is the home to the South Georgia Classic, a Nationwide PGA Tour event each spring.
The 41,000-square-foot (3,800 m2) fieldhouse opened in January 2009 at a cost of $5.8 million. Features of the new facility include the 7,690-square-foot (714 m2) Jessie Tuggle Weight Room, which encases nearly 10 times the space of its predecessor. The fieldhouse also contains a 2,437-square-foot (226.4 m2) training room. The area includes offices for the Valdosta State Athletic Training staff and a private physician exam room as well as a hydrotherapy room for rehabilitation work. The remainder of the Valdosta State Athletic Fieldhouse includes 6,258 square feet (581.4 m2) of office space as well as 2,200 square feet (200 m2) of meeting rooms, each equipped with state-of-the-art video equipment, and a 1,500-square-foot (140 m2) computer lab. Outside of the facility are two lighted football practice fields and a soccer stadium.