Have a look at these new clips from the North Mississippi Allstars, Sean Rowe and Paul Cauthen.
North Mississippi Allstars
Mississippi Fred McDowell recorded a slide guitar version of this traditional African-American tune in 1965. The Rolling Stones made it famous a few years later on their classic Sticky Fingers album.
Luther and Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars) have all the credentials to interpret ‘You Got To Move’. It is one of eleven tracks on the band’s eighth album Prayer for Peace, due out on June 2 2017 (Third Man Records). Other players on this track are Kenny Brown on guitar and bassist Danielle Nicole. The album was recorded across the USA at six different studios, including the famous Royal Studios in Memphis with Boo Mitchell and their legendary father Jim Dickinson’s Zebra Ranch in Hernando, Mississippi.
“Twenty years ago when we founded North Mississippi Allstars, I avoided ‘You Got to Move’ because it was well known” says Luther Dickinson, who preferred to focus on the band’s own material as well as covers of lesser known songs. “But now in our quest to modernize blues music and make it danceable,” he says, “‘You Got to Move’ is the perfect vehicle for the NMA treatment.”
When I was in the USA last September, this song was on high rotation on Sirius XM Outlaw Country. After repeated listenings, it seeped into my head and has never left. Is there a little Roy Orbison with swagger in the vocal delivery? His new release, and solo debut, My Gospel (Lightning Rod Records) was produced by Beau Bedford and was recorded in several studios across the USA.
Here is ‘Still Drivin”:
I saw Sean Rowe at the Americana Music Festival in 2014 and was immediately taken with his unique, opulent baritone vocal style. His previous release Madman featured in my best albums of 2014.
Rowe’s new album is entitled New Lore (ANTI Records) and is now available. The album was recorded in the city of Memphis at the historic Sam Phillips Recording studio (we will be visiting there as part of the Total Tennessee Tour) and produced by Grammy-winner Matt Ross-Spang who has worked at the legendary studio for many years.
Here is one of the new songs ‘Newton’s Cradle’: