“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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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Can you dig it?

Here's Jim, playing with Luther and Cody, Paul Taylor on bass, and sax man extraordinaire, Jim Spake, rocking out on Beale Street, August, 1999, at the Southern Heritage Festival.

World boogie is coming!