Tuesday, October 11, 2016

North Mississippi Allstars 2005 Electric Blue Watermelon

Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:00:16
Size: 137,87 MB

United States

Blues revivalists? Jam band? Power trio? Psychedelic tripsters? Southern rockers? While previous releases have found the pride of North Mississippi exploring various manifestations of their musical identity, on Electric Blue Watermelon they pull everything together and bring their artistic progression full circle.

While acknowledging the seminal influence of Delta bluesman Charley Patton ("Mississippi Bollweevil") and fife master Otha Turner ("Teasin' Brown," "Bounce Ball"), the album finds common spirit in contemporary hip-hop on "No Mo" and "Stompin' My Foot," with guest rapper Al Kapone helping the band bridge past and future. Lucinda Williams teams with guitarist Luther Dickinson for a playful duet on "Hurry Up Sunrise," while steel guitarist Robert Randolph and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band extend the album's aural palette. Over the course of almost seven and a half minutes, "Mean Ol' World Wind Down" takes the listener on a musical journey from fife-and-drum roots through Bo Diddley insistence to Allman Brothers expansiveness.

No matter how far they extend their musical vistas, the Allstars are always bringing it all back home. (Don McLeese)


01 - Mississippi Boll Weevil 02:48

02 - No Mo 04:57

03 - Teasin' Brown 03:39

04 - Moonshine 04:18

05 - Hurry Up Sunrise 04:58

06 - Stompin' My Foot 03:38

07 - Bang Bang Lulu 04:03

08 - Deep Sea Blue 03:52

09 - Mean Ol' Wind Died Down 07:22

10 - Horseshoe 05:02

11 - Bounce Ball 04:44

12 - Poor Boy 03:34

13 - A Few Little Lines 04:01

14 - Dragonslayer 03:20

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