North Mississippi Allstars Announce New Album & Share Single Featuring Mavis Staples


North Mississippi Allstars announced the upcoming release of their new album, Up And Rolling, due out October 4 via New West Records. Produced by Luther Dickinson and Cody Dickinson at their family studio, The Zebra Ranch, the album features guest contributions from Mavis Staples, Jason Isbell, Cedric Burnside, Duane Betts and Sharde Thomas.

NMA also premiered the first look at the record via Paste. “What You Gonna Do?” is a Staples Singers’ cover form the famed family’s 1965 album Freedom Highway featuring the legendary Mavis Staples herself. Here’s what Luther Dickinson had to say about the track:

Freedom Highway became one of the records that changed my life. Pulled from my father’s record collection, this music recorded live in a Chicago church, transported me into a live church service with The Staples Singers with drums and bass! This did not sound like my grandmother’s Baptist church. This gospel was so beautiful, yet funky. “What You Gonna Do?” is the bluest gospel song I have ever heard.

Check out the tracklist and listen to NMA’s version of “What You Gonna Do?” below:

Up And Rolling Tracklist

  1. Call That Gone
  2. Up and Rolling
  3. What You Gonna Do? (feat. Mavis Staples)
  4. Drunk Outdoors
  5. Peaches
  6. Mean Old World (feat. Jason Isbell and Duane Betts)
  7. Out on the Road (feat. Cedric Burnside)
  8. Lonesome in My Home
  9. Bump that Mother
  10. Living Free
  11. Take My Hand, Precious Lord (feat. Cedric Burnside)
  12. Otha’s Bye Bye Baby (feat. Otha Turner)

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