Posts Tagged ‘ North Mississippi Allstars ’

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

September 18, 2013
By

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!

Stream the Complete Show:

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

North Mississippi Allstars
2013-09-11
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

Setlist:
[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)

If you download this NYCTaper recording we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT North Mississippi Allstars, visit their website, and purchase World Boogie Is Coming and their other available releases through The Store at their website [HERE].

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

October 1, 2012
By


[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!

Stream “Shake ‘Em”

This Recording is now available to Download in FLAC and MP3 and to Stream at Archive.org [HERE].

Follow acidjack on twitter

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.  The show will be archived on the Live Music Archive after it has appeared on this site.

North Mississippi Allstars
2012-09-28
Irving Plaza
New York, NY USA

Hosted at nyctaper.com
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’

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT North Mississippi Allstars, visit their website, and purchase Keys to the Kingdom and their other available releases through The Store at their website [HERE].

The Word: June 2, 2012 Mountain Jam – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

June 30, 2012
By


[Photo from the Mountain Jam Facebook Page]

With its all-star lineup of sacred steel/modern jazz/blues musicians, you can’t help but call The Word a supergroup.  Featuring Robert Randolph (pedal steel guitar), John Medeski (keyboards), and all three members of North Mississippi Allstars – Luther Dickinson (electric guitar), Cody Dickinson (drumswashboard), and Chris Chew (bass guitar), The Word don’t generally get to tour together often (although they’ve done some festival dates this summer), but when these players share a stage, it’s an event. This year’s Mountain Jam was one such moment, as the players gave us 75 minutes of classic religiously-themed pedal steel compositions, including many from their sole album, 2001’sThe Word.  The combination of the lovingly rendered compositions served up by these hypertalented musicians against the backdrop of the Catskills could fairly be called a religious experience of its own.

I recorded this set with AKG 414 large diaphragm mics set to wide cardiod mode.  The excellent house mix for this set, coupled with some post-processing, makes this my favorite of my Mountain Jam recordings (you can also download Ben Folds Five, Gov’t Mule and Givers).

Stream “Blood On That Rock”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Stream “I’ll Fly Away”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Direct download of MP3 files [HERE] | Download the FLAC files [HERE]
If the FLAC link is not working, Email nyctaper for the FLAC files

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

The Word
2012-06-02
Mountain Jam
Hunter, NY USA

Exclusive download hosted at nyctaper.com
Recorded and produced by acidjack

AKG C 414 B-XLS (wide cardiod, 11ft, A-B)>Edirol R-44 [OCM]>Izotope Ozone 5 (EQ, effects)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time 1:18:12]
01 [intro]
02 You Haven’t Done Nothin’ [Stevie Wonder]
03 Without God
04 At The Cross
05 [unknown 1]
06 I Shall Not Be Moved
07 New Word Order
08 [unknown 2]
09 Joyful Sounds>
10 Blood On That Rock
11. Waiting On My Wings>electric washboard jam*
12 I’ll Fly Away

* = w/Cody Dickinson on Electric Washboard and Luther & Robert both on Drums

Robert Randolph – pedal steel guitar
John Medeski – keys
Luther Dickinson – guitar
Cody Dickinson – keys
Pierre Wells – bass

If you enjoyed this recording, please support these musicians by supporting and visiting the websites of Robert Randolph, The North Mississippi Allstars, and Medeski, Martin & Wood.

Luther Dickinson & The Wandering: May 14, 2012 Joe’s Pub – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

May 22, 2012
By


[Photos by acidjack]

North Mississippi Allstars guitarist/vocalist Luther Dickinson has made a life mission of keeping Delta blues alive while continuing to expand the genre through his own new efforts. His latest project, The Wandering, finds him teaming up with four exceptional female musicians – Amy LaVere, Shannon McNally, Valerie June, and Sharde Thomas – to honor the richness and diversity of the blues with a new record that combines new tracks and well-loved standards.  This show at the grown ups’ music paradise Joe’s Pub was a perfect platform to showcase the members’ individual and collective talents. Dickinson, as ringleader of the proceedings, gave a solo set before the band went on, which included several favorites from the NMAS catalog like RL Burnside’s “Po’ Black Maddie”.  When The Wandering took the stage, the dynamic shifted, with the four women sharing and trading the spotlight as Dickinson provided the strings. The quintet’s devotion to and love for their material is obvious; aside from the luxe surroundings and high-end sound system, you could have been in a balmy Delta club a hundred years ago. The band gave an inspired and different take on Leadbelly’s “In the Pines” (most recently popularized by Nirvana), the old standard “Glory, Glory”, and a somewhat more recent rock classic, The Byrds’ “Hey Mr. Spaceman”, among others. While each of the performers shined, one of our newest favorites, Amy LaVere, fresh off of a performance with Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes at Bowery Ballroom, particularly shined on the vocals and upright bass. Although the just-over-an-hour set was too short by half in my opinion, it established The Wandering as a formidable new entry in the modern blues arena.

Johnny Fried Chicken Boy and I faced some challenges setting up for this show, but we ended up with our mics situated in an ideal location in the center of the venue. This recording is from my Schoeps MK5 cardiods, and boasts a full, rich sound that reflects the venue’s excellent acoustics. Enjoy!

Note: The Luther Dickinson solo set and The Wandering set MP3s are offered together in a single download. The FLACs are separate direct downloads.  

Stream “Po’ Black Maddie” [Luther Dickinson Solo]

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Stream “Hey Mr. Spaceman” [The Byrds]

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Stream “In the Pines”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Luther Set and Wandering Set MP3 files [HERE] | The Wandering FLAC files [HERE] | Luther Dickinson FLAC files [HERE]

If the FLAC links are no longer working, email nyctaper for the FLAC files

Follow acidjack on twitter

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense.  The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Luther Dickinson
2012-05-14
Joe’s Pub
New York, NY USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Schoeps MK5 [cardiod]>KCY>Z-PFA>Aerco MP-2>Sony PCM-M10>24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, envelope crowd noise, amplify and balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [unknown]
02 Blind Lemon and the Hook Man
03 [banter]
04 [unknown 2]
05 Let It Roll
06 Breckenridge Blues
07 [banter]
08 Po’ Black Maddie [RL Burnside]
______________________________________________________

The Wandering
2012-05-14
Joe’s Pub
New York, NY USA

Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Schoeps MK5 [cardiod]>KCY>Z-PFA>Aerco MP-2>Sony PCM-M10>24bit/44.1kHz WAV>Audacity (set fades, tracking, envelope crowd noise, amplify and balance, downsample)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks
01 [intro]
02 Sittin’ On Top of the World [Doc Watson]
03 Love, Life and Money [Marianne Faithfull]
04 If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day [Robert Johnson]
05 [unknown]
06 Loving Her Was Easier [Kris Kristofferson]
07 In the Pines [Leadbelly]
08 [unknown]
09 You Are My Sunshine
10 Glory, Glory
11 [encore break]
12 Working Woman Blues
13 Mr. Spaceman [The Byrds]
14 Drinking Muddy Water
15 My Babe [Little Walter]

If you enjoyed this recording, PLEASE SUPPORT The Wandering, like them on Facebook, and purchase their record Go On Now, You Can’t Stay Here from Amazon or your favorite retailer.

North Mississippi Allstars: October 28, 2011 Brooklyn Bowl – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

October 31, 2011
By

After hearing this site’s incredible capture of brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars back in June, I knew I needed to see what this Mississippi blues act was all about for myself.  Brooklyn Bowl – now the obvious heir to Wetlands in terms of this type of programming – was the perfect place for the introduction.  As is the norm for a Friday night, a lot of the drunken suburban crowd was mostly there to party, but those paying more attention were rewarded with some incredible guitar work from Luther, percussion from Cody, and bass from Chris Chew.  The band gave us a veritable education in the blues, mixing in their own favorites with classic covers like Bob Dylan’s “Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again”, which appears on their latest record, Keys to the Kingdom.  The record’s title is an homage to the brothers’ father, the blues legend Jim Dickinson, but it could as easily be a reference to their own place in the blues pantheon.  NMAS are the honest heirs of this centuries-old American tradition, and they will no doubt do their best to make the genre as alive, fresh, and relevant as it was a hundred years ago.

The entire nyctaper crew was on-hand for this event with a slew of mics at full height above the crowd.  This particular recording is a combination of AKG large-diaphragm mics to give “air” at the top end and edge to the guitar, combined with Schoeps supercardiods to add the direct sound.  While there is no mistaking that it’s a Friday night crowd, the sound quality of the music is outstanding.  Please help out with any setlist corrections – it was my first time seeing the band live and there were a a few songs I did not recognize or couldn’t figure out.  Enjoy!

Stream “Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again [Bob Dylan]”:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Stream “Rollin’ and Tumblin'”

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

This Recording is now available for Download in FLAC and MP3 at Archive.org [HERE].

North Mississippi Allstars
2011-10-28
Brooklyn Bowl
Brooklyn, NY USA

Recorded for nyctaper.com by acidjack, hi and lo, nyctaper and Johnny Fried Chicken Boy
Produced by acidjack

AKG C 414 B-XLS (cardiod)>Sound Devices USBpre2 + Schoeps MK41>NBox+ >> Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition (mixdown)>Audacity (tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

Tracks [Total Time: 1:51:29]
01 Sitting On Top of the World
02 Across the Great Divide
03 Let It Roll
04 Shake What Your Momma Gave You
05 People Get Ready
06 Mean Ol’ Wind Died Down
07 Shake ‘Em On Down
08 [guitar jam]
09 Stuck Inside of Mobile With the Memphis Blues Again [Bob Dylan]
10 Meet Me In the City
11 Po Black Maddie>
12 Drum Solo/jam>
13 Jellyrollin’ All Over Heaven
14 New Orleans Walkin’ Dead
15 Harlem River Blues [Justin Townes Earle]
16 Sugar Hill
17 Teasin’ Brown
18 I’d Love To Be A Hippie
19 Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky (From Now On)
20 Rollin’ and Tumblin’
21 [encore break]
22 Lordy Lord>
23 [unknown?]
24 All Night Long

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT North Mississippi Allstars, visit their website, and purchase Keys to the Kingdom and their other available releases through The Store at their website [HERE].

North Mississippi Allstars Duo: June 6, 2011 (Late Show) Iridium Jazz Club – Flac and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Song

June 8, 2011
By


[photo by Botellita de Cielo]

Les Paul passed away two summers ago at the age of 94, leaving behind a legacy of instrumental and stylistic invention unmatched by any person in modern music. As a continuing tribute to the man, his trio performs every Monday night at the Iridium Jazz Club with a regular rotation of distinguished guests from the worlds of blues, jazz and rock — all of whom cite Les as a continuing inspiration. On Monday night, blues-rock masters the North Mississippi Allstars performed two sets. We caught the late show, which began with a short set by the Trio. Luther and Cody Dickinson joined for the last two trio songs before launching into their own powerful set. While not the two-hours-plus we’ve seen in the last two years (here) and (here), the set contained several sweet moments, including a segue of “Po Maddie” and “Skinny Woman” that allowed Luther to stretch out and show his chops in the home of the late master. The band was also joined by Hook Herrera on blues harp for the classic “Rollin’ and Tumblin'”, a powerful version that we’re streaming below.

I recorded this set with the four microphone rig set up at the railing of the raised seated area exactly 24 feet from the stage. There is some crowd chatter from the small room, but otherwise the sound quality is superb. Enjoy!

Stream “Rollin’ and Tumblin”:

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

This show is now available as a direct download in FLAC and MP3 formats at archive.org [HERE].

North Mississippi Allstars
2011-06-06
Late Show
Iridium Jazz Club
New York NY

Four-Track Digital Master Recording
Recorded at Railing of Elevated Seating Area

Neumann KM-150s + DPA 4021’s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > Flac Frontend (level 7, align sector boundaries) > flac

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper
2011-06-08

Setlist:
[Total Time 1:13:41]
01 [introduction]
02 [Instrumental 1]
03 [Instrumental 2]
04 Jellyrollin All Over Heaven
05 Shake Em On Down
06 Po Black Maddie – Skinny Woman
07 Shake What Your Mama Gave You
08 [banter tuning]
09 Goin’ Home
10 Going Home South
11 Psychedelic Sex Machine
12 All Night Long
13 Rollin And Tumblin
14 Mean Ol’ Wind Died Down

Track 1-3 and 12-13 with members of Les Paul Trio
Track 13 with Hook Herrera On Harmonica

If you email nyctaper for access to this recording, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT North Mississippi Allstars, visit their website, and purchase their available releases through The Store at their website [HERE].

Support nyctaper

DISCLAIMER and LEGAL NOTICE

nyctaper.com is a live music blog that offers a new paradigm of music distribution on the web. The recordings are offered for free on this site as are the music posts, reviews and links to artist sites. All recordings are posted with artist permission or artists with an existing pro-taping policy.

All recordings and original content posted on this site are @nyctaper.com as live recordings pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Section 106, et. seq. Redistribution of nyctaper recordings without consent of nyctaper.com is strictly prohibited.

nyctaper.com hereby waives all copyright claims to any and all recordings posted on this site to THE PERFORMERS ONLY. If any artist posted on this site requests that recordings be removed, those recordings will be removed forthwith.