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North Mississippi Allstars: September 11, 2013 Irving Plaza – Flac/MP3/Streaming

September 18, 2013

NMAS Irving
[still from this video]

I have consistently made the contention that Luther Dickinson is the best living guitarist. I’ve seen North Mississippi Allstars at least a half-dozen times, and on every occasion Luther has amazed with his ability to play authentic blues, honky tonk, rock, country and steel guitar. Luther even has a specialized guitar made from a coffee can. Sure, its the talent and precision that impresses but there’s also a indefinable soul to his playing. Last week, our most recent NMAS experience was at Irving Plaza for a nearly two-hour show part of the tour to ostensibly promote the newest NMAS album World Boogie Is Coming. The album continues the band’s output of sterling mix of American music. Its also the first album to feature the full-time contributions of Lightning Malcolm who has replaced Chris Chew as the full time touring bassist. But the show for me was really all about Luther’s guitar playing, and on this night as expected he did not disappoint.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser MKH-8040 cards mounted high in the middle of the floor. The sound in the venue was mixed quite well and we’re happy to present this excellent recording. Enjoy!

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This Recording is available to Download in FLAC and MP3 at [HERE].

North Mississippi Allstars
Irving Plaza
New York, NY USA

Digital Master Audience Recording

Sennheiser MKH-8040 Cardioids > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 24bit 48kHz wav file > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper 2013-09-15

[Total Time 1:54:58]
01 Boogie
02 Station Blues
03 Turn Up Satan
04 Shake Em On Down
05 Rollin and Tumblin
06 Meet Me In The City
07 Shake
08 Goat Meat
09 Mystery Train
10 [instrumental]
11 Po Black Maddie
12 Skinny Woman
13 Hodown
14 The Meeting
15 Mississippi Bollweevil
16 The Meeting (reprise)
17 World Boogie
18 Mean Ol Wind Died Down
19 Up Over Yonder
20 Let My Baby Ride
21 My Babe
22 Granny Does Your Dog Bite
23 Goin Down South
24 I’m Leavin
25 KC Jones (On The Road Again)
26 All Night Long
27 ML (Going Home)

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North Mississippi Allstars: September 28, 2012 Irving Plaza – FLAC/MP3/Streaming

October 1, 2012

[Photos by acidjack]

North Mississippi Allstars frontman Luther Dickinson noted early on during this show at Irving Plaza that NMAS hasn’t been to Manhattan in awhile. While we checked in with NMAS-related projects like Luther’s The Wandering at Joe’s Pub this year and the stripped-down NMAS Duo at Iridium Jazz Club last year, it has seemed that the full band has more or less dedicated its NYC performances to Brooklyn Bowl of late. Besides the venue change, this show represented a return to NYC without a key member of the NMAS crew, as band member Chris Chew is still recovering from a diabetic coma he suffered earlier this summer. While the band has announced that Chew will return to the stage with the band in Milwaukee and Chicago in a few days, this show found the Allstars joined by the legendary blues guitarist Lightnin’ Malcom in Chew’s stead. Several songs also saw appearances from JoJo Hermann, who was in tow with the night’s opening act Missing Cats but is better known as keyboardist of Widespread Panic. Among others, JoJo joined the band for a banging rendition of the RL Burnside classic and NMAS favorite “Po Black Maddie” with an extended bit of jamming, as well as a sick sequence of “Mississippi Boll Weevi” into “Shake ‘Em” that has been a staple on the current tour. Although the band’s set was cut a bit short by the club’s 12 a.m. curfew (combined with a longer Missing Cats’ set due to some very special guests), what this set lacked in length was made up for in quality.

With the full nyctaper crew in attendance, Johnny Fried Chicken Boy and I recorded this set using his Milab VM-44 Links into a Sound Devices MixPre with high-end Lundahl transformers, combined with my Schoeps MK22 “open cardiod” mics in the “NOS” configuration to add spaciousness and depth. The sound is excellent. Enjoy!

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North Mississippi Allstars
Irving Plaza
New York, NY USA

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Recorded by acidjack and Johnny Fried Chicken Boy
Produced by acidjack

Schoeps MK22 (FOB, DFC, NOS)>KC5>CMC6>Sound Devices USBPre2 + Milab VM44 Links (cardioid, FOB, DFC, PAS)>Sound Devices MixPre >> Edirol R-44 [OCM]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Adobe Audition CS 5.5 (mixdown)>Izotope Ozone 5 (light EQ and exciter)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify, balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 1:49:35]
01 Shimmy She Wobble>My Babe>Sittin’ On Top of the World
02 Hear the Hills
03 Shake What Your Mama Gave You>Chris Chew Tribute>Shake What Your Mama Gave You
04 Meet Me In the City
05 Mississippi Boll Weevil>
06 Shake ‘Em
07 [intro]
08 Po’ Black Maddie [RL Burnside]
09 Ho Down>jam
10 So Much Trouble
11 I Have A Good Woman Waiting At Home
12 K.C. Jones (On the Road Again)
13 ML
14 Up Over Yonder
15 I’m Leaving
16 This A’ Way
17 Eaglebird>
18 Lord Have Mercy>
19 All Night Long [Junior Kimbrough]
20 [encore break]
21 Rollin’ and Tumblin’

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