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PREMIERE: The Como Mamas Command You to “Move Upstairs”

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PREMIERE: The Como Mamas Command You to “Move Upstairs” on New Daptone LP

Continuing the surprisingly rich tradition of musical excellence in Panola County, Mississippi.

March 22nd 2017
by Marty Sartini Garner
photo by Aaron A. Greenhood
Sisters Angela Taylor and Della Daniels have been singing with their friend Ester Mae Smith since they were all children in the Mt. Mariah Baptist Church in Como, Mississippi. If the name of that town sounds familiar—and given Como’s population of less than 1500 people, it probably doesn’t—it’s likely because of the quiet impact that Como has made on music history: Mississippi Fred McDowell grew up nearby, Luther Perkins of Johnny Cash’s Tennessee Two called it home, and Jimbo Mathus of Squirrel Nut Zippers has run a studio there since 2007.



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