Album info

Album-Release:
2017

HRA-Release:
02.06.2017

Label: Legacy Recordings

Genre: Rock

Subgenre: Blues-Rock

Album including Album cover

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  • 1Prayer for Peace03:40
  • 2Need to be Free04:29
  • 3Miss Maybelle02:40
  • 4Run Red Rooster02:21
  • 5Stealin02:55
  • 6Deep Ellum04:20
  • 7Bird Without a Feather04:35
  • 8You Got to Move02:04
  • 961 Highway03:06
  • 10Long Haired Doney04:40
  • 11Bid You Goodnight05:03
  • 12P4P201702:53
  • Total Runtime42:46

Info for Prayer for Peace



Prayer for Peace is North Mississippi Allstars 8th studio album and self-produced by the Dickinson Brothers. It was recorded across the country at 6 different studios: including the famous Royal Studios in Memphis with Boo Mitchell & their legendary father Jim Dickinson's Zebra Ranch in Hernando, MS. Special guests on the album include bassist Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band, Dead & Company), Graeme Lesh (Midnight North, The Terrapin Family Band), vocalist Sharisse Norman, bassist Dominic Davis (Jack White), and singer/fife player Shardé Thomas, daughter of Mississippi blues giant Otha Turner. North Missisippi Allstars is a 3 time Grammy nominated band for Best Contemporary Blues Album.

Founded in 1996 by brothers Luther (guitar and vocals) and Cody Dickinson (drums, piano, synth bass, programming and vocals), North Mississippi Allstars are entering their third decade with what is unquestionably the most vital album of their brilliant career. PRAYER FOR PEACE sees the now-venerable band continuing to think globally following 2013's Earth-shaking WORLD BOOGIE IS COMING. That album, North Mississippi Allstars' seventh studio recording, proved the planetary sensation its title promised, with The Guardian simply declaring it the band's "best yet." Now North Mississippi Allstars weave their bred-to-the-bone musical sensibility with a potent message of positivity, inclusion, family, and hope. As ever, original songs like the powerhouse title track and classic covers including Mississippi Fred McDowell's "You Got To Move" - the latter featuring accompaniment from Hill Country Blues guitar hero Kenny Brown and award-winning singer/bassist Danielle Nicole - pay homage to the Dickinsons' long lineage of musical heroes, celebrating the blues' extraordinary legacy while reshaping and pushing it into contemporary relevance with fatback funk, slippery soul, and pure unadulterated rock 'n' roll.

Much of Prayer for Peace was co-produced and recorded at Memphis' famed Royal Studios with the great Boo Mitchell behind the board. The hard-touring band also recorded as they traveled the country, lighting up studios in St. Louis, Kansas City, New Orleans, Brooklyn, Austin, and of course, their legendary father Jim Dickinson's Zebra Ranch in the Allstars' own Hernando, MS. A number of old friends join the congregation, among them bassist Oteil Burbridge (Allman Brothers Band, Dead & Company), Graeme Lesh (Midnight North, The Terrapin Family Band), vocalist Sharisse Norman, bassist Dominic Davis (Jack White), and singer/fife player Shardé Thomas, daughter of Mississippi blues giant Otha Turner. Simultaneously master curators, expert revivalists and forward-thinking visionaries, the Dickinson Brothers have crafted their most daringly creative and provocatively topical collection to date. Prayer for Peace stands tall as yet another milestone marking North Mississippi Allstars' own inimitable place in the American musical tradition.

Luther Dickinson, guitar, lowebow, vocals
Cody Dickinson, drums, keyboards, electric washboard, vocals



North Mississippi Allstars
Brothers Luther (guitar, mandolin, vocals) and Cody Dickinson (drums, sampling) along with gospel bassist Chris Chew make up this power trio. The Dickinson brothers were born in Fayette County, TN, later moving 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.

While blues is the chief inspiration for the Allstars, the band also mixes in an alternative aesthetic (comparable to outfits like the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion or G. Love and Special Sauce), and a traditional rock, jam–band sensibility like Phish or Gomez.

The Allstars debuted at Dixie Fried '96, sharing the stage with Othar Turner and R. L. Burnside. The show was critically acclaimed in a Memphis newspaper as the Best Show of the Year. The Allstars soon began playing regularly at B.B. King’s Blues Hall and The Black Diamond on Beale Street in Memphis, TN. In the spring of 2000, the band released their debut album, Shake Hands With Shorty, which garnered them a GRAMMY Award nomination.

The North Mississippi Allstars' highly anticipated follow-up 51 Phantom, picks up where Shake Hands With Shorty left off — this time showcasing the songwriting talents of the brothers Dickinson, while continuing to delve into their southern roots. The album continues the band's love of groove–inspired jams and modern boogie, with a taut selection of original compositions. 51 Phantom resonates with classic melody and youthful groove.

Produced by Luther and Cody's father Jim Dickinson (The Replacements, Big Star, Ry Cooder, Primal Scream), 51 Phantom is a gritty and grooving masterpiece. From the snarl of "Snakes in My Bushes" to the anthemic title track, through the sweet ballads of "Leavin" and "Up Over Yonder," the Allstars have created a focused and brilliant masterpiece that sees them evolving their sound, while still keeping in touch with their Mississippi roots.

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