I’m Just Dead I’m Not Gone, by James Luther Dickinson and the North Mississippi Allstars
In his storied career, Jim Dickinson produced some of rock’s greatest acts (Big Star, the Replacements). Here his sons Luther and Cody, who gained fame as the North Mississippi Allstars, accompany him in a live gig recorded three years before his death in 2009. Dickinson rocks with a southern-fried ferocity that belied his age at the time (64). From the greasy, slide-fueled “Money Talks” to the electric piano romp “Never Make Your Move Too Soon,” Dickinson’s last is a roaring, infectious winner.