Featuring 10 new tracks, this album is the follow up to the critically acclaimed “Do Right, Say Right”. This exclusive Vinyl LP version will be manufactured and shipped in time for summer 2023.

Mississippi MacDonald is an English soul-blues singer/songwriter/guitarist. A three-time UK Blues Awards nominee and three-time US Independent Blues Awards nominee. Do Right Say Right was the first album for APM Records, reaching no.1 on the IBBA album chart, no.7 on the US Living Blues chart, no. 1 on the RMR UK album chart. Having laid out his credentials on the first album MacDonald delivers a more intense experience with Heavy State Loving Blues. The new album progresses through the story of a bluesman up to no good (cheating, lying, out of control) who when that world falls apart, realises and admits what he’s done and subsequently atones. MacDonald wrote nine of the songs, with ‘Trouble Doing The Right Thing’, a song by Zack Logan, now given the Stax treatment. The album is once again produced by Phil Dearing (Eliza Carthy, Gretchen Peters, Kris Drever, Laura Cantrell), and in MacDonald’s band now is legendary drummer Jim Kimberley (Mark Knopfler, Paul Young, Squeeze, Nick Harper).

Please Note: This is a pre-order, with expected delivery and shipping in summer 2023.

What they are saying:

The Blues Came Calling – Album of The Week, w/c 24/10/22

Featuring 10 new tracks, this album is the follow up to the critically acclaimed “Do Right, Say Right”.

Mississippi MacDonald is an English soul-blues singer/songwriter/guitarist. A three-time UK Blues Awards nominee and three-time US Independent Blues Awards nominee. Do Right Say Right was the first album for APM Records, reaching no.1 on the IBBA album chart, no.7 on the US Living Blues chart, no. 1 on the RMR UK album chart. Having laid out his credentials on the first album MacDonald delivers a more intense experience with Heavy State Loving Blues. The new album progresses through the story of a bluesman up to no good (cheating, lying, out of control) who when that world falls apart, realises and admits what he’s done and subsequently atones. MacDonald wrote nine of the songs, with ‘Trouble Doing The Right Thing’, a song by Zack Logan, now given the Stax treatment. The album is once again produced by Phil Dearing (Eliza Carthy, Gretchen Peters, Kris Drever, Laura Cantrell), and in MacDonald’s band now is legendary drummer Jim Kimberley (Mark Knopfler, Paul Young, Squeeze, Nick Harper).

What they are saying:

The Blues Came Calling – Album of The Week, w/c 24/10/22

Featuring 10 new tracks, this album is the follow up to the critically acclaimed “Do Right, Say Right”.

Mississippi MacDonald is an English soul-blues singer/songwriter/guitarist. A three-time UK Blues Awards nominee and three-time US Independent Blues Awards nominee. Do Right Say Right was the first album for APM Records, reaching no.1 on the IBBA album chart, no.7 on the US Living Blues chart, no. 1 on the RMR UK album chart. Having laid out his credentials on the first album MacDonald delivers a more intense experience with Heavy State Loving Blues. The new album progresses through the story of a bluesman up to no good (cheating, lying, out of control) who when that world falls apart, realises and admits what he’s done and subsequently atones. MacDonald wrote nine of the songs, with ‘Trouble Doing The Right Thing’, a song by Zack Logan, now given the Stax treatment. The album is once again produced by Phil Dearing (Eliza Carthy, Gretchen Peters, Kris Drever, Laura Cantrell), and in MacDonald’s band now is legendary drummer Jim Kimberley (Mark Knopfler, Paul Young, Squeeze, Nick Harper).

What they are saying:

The Blues Came Calling – Album of The Week, w/c 24/10/22

 

The brand new single from Mississippi MacDonald, featuring Kerri Watt.

Mississippi says…

“The idea for this song came unexpectedly, whilst I was watching a rerun of a Johnny Cash Christmas Special on TV. In amongst the good cheer, the choir, roaring fires and all the presents under trees, June turned to Johnny and gave him a warning. “Every dollar you earn”…she said slowly…”is another link in the Devil’s Chain”.   You could see that she was sending him a serious message by the look in his eyes, and that’s when I reached for my pen and paper.”

Track Listing

  1. I Was Wrong
  2. I Heard It Twice
  3. It Can’t Hurt Me
  4. Drinker’s Blues
  5. Let Me Explore Your Mind
  6. That’s It, I Quit
  7. If You Want A Good Cup Of Coffee
  8. Keep Your Hand Out Of My Pocket
  9. Your Wife Is Cheating On Us

Mississippi MacDonald : Vocals and Guitar
Phil Dearing : Keyboards and Guitar
Elliot Boughen : Bass
Mark Johnson-Brown : Drums
Lucy Dearing : Backing Vocals
Produced by Phil Dearing
Mixed and Mastered at L Sound, London (info@lsound.london)

#1 in the UK Independent Blues Broadcasters Association Charts, November 2021

#1 Roots Music Report UK Album Chart, December ’21

Top 10 – Roots Music Report Contemporary Blues and Blues Album Charts, Dec ’21, Jan ’22

#18 Living Blues Radio Chart, December ’21

Top 10, Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Chart, December ’21

Rush On Rock – #7 in the top 10 Blues Albums of 2021

Blues In The South – #8 in the Top 20 Albums of 2021

Blues Music Fan Radio – #19 in the Top 20 Blues Albums of 2021

Blues Blues – #34 in the top 50 blues albums of 2021

Kentuckiana Blues Society (US) – Top 10 Albums of 2021


 

“….Albert King-styled guitar and a tough vocal caps a top-flight recording. His singing is full of passion and his songs full of heart”, Ron Weinstock, Jazz and Blues Report

“Mississippi MacDonald sounds like he should be on Stax, Hi, or Malaco. He has a strongly southern inflected vocal delivery, musical accompaniment that sounds strongly like Albert King turning up on the Malaco label, a tight, controlled band that is right on the top of its form, and songs that come straight out of the classic southern soul-blues songbook.” Norman Darwen (Blues In The South, Twoj Blues Magazine”)

“I’ve been trying to put my finger on why I like it so much and the simple conclusion is that it contains a totally faultless set of beautifully played Blues…..This album should come with a sticker that says “Aural satisfaction guaranteed”. Superb.”, Simon Green, WRC

“A real treasure, Do Right, Say Right should see Mississippi MacDonald’s star continue to rise. 9/10” Sonicabuse.com

“…a sharply cut gem of an album…a terrific, heart-felt effort. This is an excellent album. Enjoy it soon and often.” Jim White, Blues Roadhouse

“Alongside convincing vocals and fretwork, Mississippi MacDonald scores a bona fide blues hat-trick by way of his punchy, pungent and extremely genre-savvy lyrics.  The London-based vocalist/guitarist exudes authority on all three fronts, backed here by solid, simpatico production. 5 stars.”, Duane Verh, Roots Music Report

“A man from England called Mississippi with an ear for the classic and an eye on the future has nailed the Chicago sound. Never mind where he’s from, it’s all about where you are now, and this is sensational. Rating 9.5/10”, Andy Thorley, Maximum Volume Music

“The album is a joy to behold and to anyone who has even tried tackling the guitar you’ll know there is playing the blues and then there is “playing the blues” and Mississippi does the latter. We are very lucky in the UK to have such a rich pool of players of serious quality that we can call our own and Mississippi is another one for me, to add to that list”, Rocknloadmag.com

“MacDonald’s songs are expressive, creatively written, and not loaded down with cliches. He’s also a strong and genuine singer who puts his lines across with fervor and belief. Combine that voice with a bold and tasty guitar style and you get a winner every time…..Mississippi MacDonald is a large talent who sounds like he’s finding his mode and blowing things up. Pick up Do Right, Say Right and make your own day. Highly recommended.” Mike O’Cull, Rock and Blues Muse

“This album is such a beautiful mix of Blues, Blues Rock, Rhythm and Blues and Soul, a joy to listen to. With mostly medium tempo songs, great hooks and musicianship and a tip of the hat to the old blues players of the past and their classic recordings, this is one album to put in the player and sing along to. Bravo!“ Anita Stewart, Rock At Night

HRH Blues Radio Show – Album of The Month, November ’21 “…this album and musicianship is off the charts good.. this, for me, is perfect blues…” Steve Beastie, HRH Blues

“Mississippi MacDonald is a blues aficionado, a devotee…and listening to his latest album Do Right, Say Right, you could easily be convinced he’s from the Windy City.  Or maybe Memphis. And you’d be wrong either way – he’s from London.  But having immersed himself in electric blues and Southern soul since he was in short trousers, that’s the kind of sound he produces. It’s so well put together.  All the pieces are assembled with hand-crafted with precision and, one imagines, no small amount of luuurve”. Iain Cameron, Blues Enthused

“….On a record with plenty to love there’s a few that really stand out for me. First the wonderful almost Gospel, down at heel  ‘Drinker’s Blues’; the laid back and loose ‘Let Me Explore Your Mind’; and the wonderful single “I Was Wrong’ which just shows why MM is picking up all these accolades. When you add to that the wry humour of tracks like ‘That’s It I Quit’ and the searing Hammond on ‘I Heard It Twice’ then you’ll be hooked! Great stuff! 8 / 10….” Mark Diggins, The Rockpit

“This is soulful blues at it’s very best..Songs like I Was Wrong, Drinker’s Blues,and Let Me Explore Your Mind already sound like timeless Blues classics now! I’ll bet he will live on stage blow away everyone. You can’t get much close to pure Blues than this….” Strutterzine

“…..a stunning new release…… we are witnessing a real blues masterclass here…” Darren McIntyre, JaceMedia.

“The blues is in good hands with Mississippi MacDonald. He has made an album destined for many a blues fans collection. Great fun to listen to and here’ hoping he gets out on the road to play these songs soon, as the blues is music made for the live arena. ****” Jason Ritchie, GetReadyToRock

Mississippi MacDonald and Steve Bailey – Shake Em On Down

Track Listing

  1. Mixed Up Fool (Bailey)
  2. Black Snake Brown  (MacDonald)
  3. Blind Leading The Blind (MacDonald)
  4. Shake ‘Em On Down
  5. Ain’t But One Thing      (Bailey)

Guitar, Vocals: Mississippi MacDonald

Harmonica, Vocals: Steve Bailey

Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Phil Dearing, LSound Studios, London, UK. www.lsound.london

Mississippi MacDonald – This Is How It Is

Recorded at L Sound Studios in London

Vocals, Guitar: Mississippi MacDonald
B3 Organ, Bass, Guitar: Phil Dearing
Drums: ‘Texas’ Joe McRoury
Trumpet: Jeff Brown (Jools Holland Orchestra, Nine Below Zero)
Tenor Saxophone: Alex Western-King (Jools Holland Orchestra)
Backing Vocals: Clare Portman, Kocoa Brown

Track Listing:

1. Elbow Grease
2. Talking a Little Rain
3. Blind Leading The Blind
4. I’ll Ease Your Worried Mind
5. Throw This Dog a Bone
6. If The Creek Don’t Rise
7. The Clothes On My Back
8. Let Someone Else Take It Home

All songs written by Mississippi MacDonald.

Blues In Britain said “….Mississippi MacDonald gives us an all original tribute to the music created at Willie Mitchell’s Royal Studios in Memphis, where Hi Records held court….gospel-tinged music that could have been sung by Al Green or even Otis Redding back in the day. For those who love soul music and Memphis in particular there is plenty to enjoy here”