It was their desire to make a great record that gave The Mississippi Hippies their origin. Guitarist/ songwriter Gordie Leggat, along with his brother, bassist/songwriter/producer Hugh Leggat and singer/songwriter John Dickie came together and decided to write and record an album of songs that would have the timeless quality of the Blues and Rock n' Roll masters they admired and influenced by. Names like Howlin' Wolf, Little Richard, Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters and James Brown, came to their minds. Then they would have to marry these ideas into today's universal experience for all mankind. 'How can this be done?' the Hippies personal yogi asked.
sTeP1: the songs had to be written, and honed to a point of Blues nirvana, worthy of being timeless quality.
sTeP2: The Hippies had to be recorded, projecting the same concept, (using transcendental meditation), onto the process in the studio. Vintage instruments, amps, microphones of the 50/60's would be mandatory, as well as recording techniques developed by legendary Chess n' Sun studios.
sTeP3:The Hippies began layin' down Blues-powered track, after track, while exacting house rockin' performances that roll n' tumble all nite long. Together in peace, harmony and understanding, they captured 10 hot cuts that have the fire n' soul of the masters. Not for the faint of heart, and please don't try this at home or the commune my brothers.
sTeP4: Mixed to rockalatin' perfection by the Brothers Leggat (Gordie n' Hugh), then atomically engineered to a nuclear Blues melt-down by Tom Atom. The result makes for a 'one of a kind Blues Luv-in' peoples.
fInAl sTeP (fEr nOw): Check it out, see and hear for yourself my brothers n' sistas. The Mississippi Hippies self titled release on Big Smoke Records is available here, along with Luv-in's, e-news and more. Have yo'self a BLues Party n' don't forget to sign the groovy guestbook. Connect with The Mississippi Hippies today!
THIS GROUP IS GOING PLACES! -by Tom Radai/Blues Mgt. Group - Every few years I come across a recording that just knocks my socks off. Just such a product found its way to me recently and when I learned that it was produced by some of the classiest people in the industry my intrigue was amplified.