“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

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Power to the People

On January 18,  2011, which was Luther's birthday,  producer Jim
Dickinson was inducted into the Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame.
Luther, Cody and I are thrilled and know that Jim would be honored to
be in the company of soul man Rufus Thomas, rap star David Banner,
MTV founder Bob Pittman, rocker Delaney Bramlett, bluesmen Elmore
James and "Big Joe" Williams, and blues historian, Gayle Dean Wardlow,
among others.  Here's Jim's production of John Lennon's "Power to the
People,"by his band, Mudboy and the Neutrons.

  10 Power To The People by dickinsonfamilyblog


  1. I am so fortunate to have been able to share the stage with Jim and Mudboy and to have been a Neutron on some momentous occasions. To truly understand what "World Boogie" may be all about you only had to stand on the stage with Jim and feel the transcendence through that powerful "Cosmic Music"...."Power to the people, Right On"!

  2. great post, thanks for sharing!