South Memphis String Band - Home Sweet Home CD

When Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars, Black Crowes), Alvin Youngblood Hart and Jimbo Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers) got together to make music, it certainly wasn't out of commercial consideration. This troika of roots-imbued musical pros coalesced through a shared vision and consuming passion for the music of their forebears, most notably the Mississippi Sheiks, Memphis Jug Band, Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers and other practitioners of pre-blues era roots sounds.

Home Sweet Home showcases their passion for the old timey tradition that is underscored by the group's name: South Memphis String Band. South Memphis, of course, is that rough and tumble area of the Bluff City extending from downtown to the Mississippi border, and beyond. It's where Stax Records as well as, literally, hundreds of churches thrived. The sacred and profane, holy rolling and dice rolling, were cheek by jowl in old South Memphis and its modern day namesake reflects that ecumenicism quite brilliantly. For Luther, Alvin and Jimbo, South Memphis is more of a musical state of mind than a specific geographical location.

Track List
1. Jesse James listen
2. Deep Blue Sea listen
3. Old Hen listen
4. Worry 'bout Your Own Backyard listen
5. Things Is bout Coming My Way listen
6. Let Your Light Shine On Me listen
7. The Carrier Line listen
8. Bloody Bill Anderson listen
9. Eighteen Hammers listen
10. Bootlegger's Blues listen
11. Dixie Darling listen
12. Home Sweet Home listen

Release date 01.19.2010