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North Mississippi Allstars


Moving into much rootsier territory than their former punk band DDT, brothers Luther (guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Cody Dickinson (drums, sampling) formed the North Mississippi Allstars in 1996 with bassist Chris Chew. The sons of legendary Memphis producer Jim Dickinson were born in Fayette County, TN, and their family later moved to northern Mississippi, where the boys soaked up the country blues sound of the region from artists like Mississippi Fred McDowell and R.L. Burnside. That became the chief inspiration for the Allstars, but the group also mixes in a rock edge, an alternative aesthetic (comparable to outfits like the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and the Black Keys), and a road-ready rock & roll sensibility akin to jam bands like Phish. After touring as an opening act for a variety of artists and honing their chops as a unit, the North Mississippi Allstars issued their debut, Shake Hands with Shorty, in the spring of 2000. The album was a significant success, earning a Grammy nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album, as did their 2001 sophomore set, 51 Phantom. Later in 2001, the North Mississippi Allstars teamed with John Medeski and pedal steel player Robert Randolph to form the Word, an instrumental gospel-blues band, for an album and tour.

Top Albums

The Early Years, North Mississippi Allstars
1. The Early Ye..
World Boogie Is Coming, North Mississippi Allstars
2. World Boogie..
Hernando, North Mississippi Allstars
3. Hernando
Shake Hands With Shorty, North Mississippi Allstars
4. Shake Hands ..
Keys to the Kingdom (Deluxe Edition), North Mississippi Allstars
5. Keys to the ..
Boulderado: Live At the Fox, North Mississippi Allstars
6. Boulderado: ..
11.11.11, North Mississippi Allstars
7. 11.11.11
Do It Like We Used to Do, North Mississippi Allstars
8. Do It Like W..
51 Phantom, North Mississippi Allstars
9. 51 Phantom
The Early Years, North Mississippi Allstars
10. The Early Ye..
Live from Bonnaroo 2007: North Mississippi Allstars, North Mississippi Allstars
11. Live from Bo..
Hill Country Revue, North Mississippi Allstars
12. Hill Country..
Keys to the Kingdom, North Mississippi Allstars
13. Keys to the ..
Electric Blue Watermelon, North Mississippi Allstars
14. Electric Blu..
Mississippi Folk Music, Vol. 1, North Mississippi Allstars
15. Mississippi ..
Polaris, North Mississippi Allstars
16. Polaris
Electric Blue Watermelon, North Mississippi Allstars
17. Electric Blu..
Live in the Hills Vol. II, North Mississippi Allstars
18. Live in the ..
Rollin' n Tumblin' - Single, North Mississippi Allstars
19. Rollin' n Tu..

Top Songs

Rollin 'n TumblinWorld Boogie Is Coming2:35$0.99
BoogieWorld Boogie Is Coming3:53$0.99
Meet Me in the CityWorld Boogie Is Coming4:36$0.99
Goat MeatWorld Boogie Is Coming3:45$0.99
JRWorld Boogie Is Coming2:40$0.99
Goin' to BrownsvilleWorld Boogie Is Coming6:47$0.99
ShimmyWorld Boogie Is Coming3:01$0.99
I'd Love to Be a HippyHernando4:54$0.99
Keep the Devil DownHernando3:50$0.99
Po Black MaddieShake Hands With Shorty4:32$0.99
Shake 'Em On DownShake Hands With Shorty4:08$0.99
ML (Goin Home) [Bonus Track]World Boogie Is Coming4:06$0.99
Brooks Run to the Ocean (Bonus Track..World Boogie Is Coming5:09$0.99
Hodown (Bonus Track)World Boogie Is Coming3:11$0.99
Back Back Train (Bonus Track)World Boogie Is Coming3:01$0.99
Crazy Bout You (Bonus Track)World Boogie Is Coming3:36$0.99
Cuttin' ShortyWorld Boogie Is Coming1:01$0.99
I'm LeavingWorld Boogie Is Coming3:49$0.99
World BoogieWorld Boogie Is Coming4:04$0.99
Granny, Does Your Dog BiteWorld Boogie Is Coming2:00$0.99
My BabeWorld Boogie Is Coming1:27$0.99
Turn Up SatanWorld Boogie Is Coming4:41$0.99
That Dog After That RabbitWorld Boogie Is Coming0:32$0.99
Snake DriveWorld Boogie Is Coming2:47$0.99
Get the Snakes Out the WoodsWorld Boogie Is Coming0:37$0.99

Top Music Videos

Rollin 'n Tumblin, North Mississippi Allstars
1. Rollin 'n Tumb..
Shimmy, North Mississippi Allstars
2. Shimmy
Boogie, North Mississippi Allstars
3. Boogie
Meet Me in the City, North Mississippi Allstars
4. Meet Me in the..


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