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North Mississippi All Stars

  • Shake Hands With Shorty [Tone-Cool, 2000] **
  • Electric Blue Watermelon [ATO, 2005] **
  • Polaris [ATO, 2006] Dud
  • Hernando [Songs of the South, 2008] *

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Shake Hands With Shorty [Tone-Cool, 2000]
Allman Brothers as electric folk music ("K.C. Jones [On the Road Again]," "Po Black Maddie"). **

Electric Blue Watermelon [ATO, 2005]
They've learned to lilt, or else agreed to let their daddy show them how ("Hurry Up Sunrise," "Bang Bang Lulu"). **

Polaris [ATO, 2006] Dud

Hernando [Songs of the South, 2008]
Right, their best song is by Champion Jack Dupree--who never played this hot and strong in his long life ("Eaglebird," "Soldier"). *