“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

Friday, March 11, 2011

NMA on NPR's Morning Edition!

When Luther was five years old he came to me with an idea, "Mama, when
daddy has his fiftieth birthday, let's have a big party for him and have
one naked lady jump out of a cake!" Jim and I thought that was a fine idea,
so when he turned fifty we had a big party and two (half-naked) ladies
jumped out of a cake, to the delight of all. Here's a picture of that fine
event held at Sam Phillip's Studio. (Thanks to Knox and Jerry Phillips
and Roland Janes).

Now, Luther is a grown man and his daddy is in heaven, jellyrolling! I'll
bet Jim is grinning just as big up there, proud as punch because North
Mississippi Allstars and their new cd, Keys to the Kingdom, will be
featured on NPR's Weekend Edition, this weekend. Don't miss it! If you missed it, here's the link.

World boogie is coming!

Jellyrollin All Over Heaven

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