There are few musicians more qualified to thrust the rootsy, swampy backwoods blues of the South into the present than brothers Luther and Cody Dickinson. The sons of the late auteur, legendary James Dickinson, are in the unique position to tap into the raw, shadowy blues and raucous boogie of originators such as Othar Tuner, Junior Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside—all of whom they worked with—and keep that music alive by plugging in and tapping into a jam oriented audience hungry for roots rocking.
Mission accomplished on this, the brother’s seventh release. The album—titled after an expression their dad often articulated–is somewhat of a studio creation. They overdubbed their instruments over some original field recordings from Turner and Burnside with assistance from longtime friends such as Alvin Youngblood Hart and Burnside’s sons Duwayne and Garry. Robert Plant harp invigorates the funked up “Goat Meat,” but this is no guest star heavy session. Rather the brothers keep it real on an hour of gutsy, vibrant blues rocking that feels as low down, authentic and alive as if the ghosts of their late influences were present in the recording room.