CD – Mississippi MacDonald: This Is How It Is


Mississippi MacDonald – This Is How It Is

1320 Willie Mitchell Boulevard Memphis is the location of Royal Studios. The music produced at that studio has profoundly influenced my musical life.

I’ve been lucky enough to meet Hi Rhythm, Otis Clay and OV Wright’s family. I’ve been to Al Green’s church and heard him preach. If Stax had the stars, then Hi had the groove.

This record is my celebration of that building and the artists, musicians and engineers who were part of a golden era. This is my thank you to them.

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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”

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