“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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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Jim's Greatest Legacy

 Jim's greatest legacy are undoubtedly his
sons, Luther and Cody.  Carrying the music
of our neighborhood they learned from Jim,
Otha Turner, Junior Kimbrough, and R.L.
Burnside and family to the world with 
their band, 3 time Grammy nominated
North Mississippi Allstars, the "boys"
will be busy next week in Austin, TX at
the SXSW Music Festival.  Here is their 
>March 13
The Parish – 12:30am

>March 14
St. David’s Episcopal Church – 11:30p (Luther only)
Tompkins Square Label Show

>March 15
Austin Convention Center (Room 12AB) – 12:30p
Panel: Life and Times of Jim Dickinson

San Jose Hotel – 7:00pm
South by San Jose

>March 16
The Continental Club – 12:30p (Luther only)
Mojo’s Mayham!

Auditorium Shores – 8:00p
Levon Helm Benefit (Luther/Cody guest sit ins)

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