North Mississippi Allstars: New Album in February


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North Mississippi Allstars have announced the release of its first studio album in two years. Keys to the Kingdom arrives February 1, 2011.

Last year, Luther and Cody Dickinson lost their father, Memphis music legend Jim Dickinson, only months before Luther became one. Jim had always told them, “You need to be playing music together. You are better together than you will ever be apart." Coincidentally, the Dickinson brothers were not together when Jim passed. At that moment, they were both off on their own, Luther with The Black Crowes and Cody with Hill Country Revue. So in the spring of 2010, the North Mississippi Allstars went into the studio to create a record that could help them cope with the loss, and, at the same time, rejoice in his honor. The first line of Jim's self-written eulogy was, “I refuse to celebrate death." Luther, Cody and Chris Chew took heed and aimed to celebrate life instead; and the songs for Keys to the Kingdom, came pouring out.

“In the end," Luther says, “We recorded our best country blues and Mississippi rock 'n roll record yet—as if our lives depended on it." Ten years after the release of their debut album, Shake Hands with Shorty, Chew sums it up: “This is grown folks music."

Track Listing
  1. This A'Way
  2. Jumpercable Blues
  3. The Meeting
  4. How I Wish My Train Would Come
  5. Hear The Hills
  6. Stuck Inside of Mobile With
The Memphis Blues Again
  1. Let It Roll
  2. Ain't No Grave
  3. Ol' Cannonball
  4. New Orleans Walkin' Dead
  5. Ain't None O' Mine
  6. Jellyrollin' All Over Heaven

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