“There are cool cats and there are cool Memphis cats but no one, not
Elvis, not Jerry Lee, not even the Wolf came close to epitomizing Memphis
and cool like Jim Dickinson did. He was the Top Cat Daddy, an
inspiration, a mentor and my friend.

If you knew his music and understood his role as one of the links between
black and white culture and between blues and rock and roll, you know what
I'm talking about. If he is unfamiliar to you, now's as good time as any
to get to know him, even though he's checked out of the motel.”

--Joe Nick Patoski

For more about Jim go to

Saturday, December 4, 2010

For fans of Johnny Depp

 The link above is really cool.  Cut and paste the link and it will take you to a page for Keith Richards’ LIFE audio book.  Click on the SAMPLE link below Keith's pic and you'll hear Johnny Depp, using his Pirates of the Caribbean voice (he based his interpretation of the role on Keith), reading about Jim Dickinson's part in one of Keith's adventures.  Amazing!  Who'da thunk that would ever happen? Certainly not Jim.  It’s not Biblical, but I hope he somehow knows about it up in Heaven while he's playing those celestial tunes.  World boogie is coming!

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