“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, June 18, 2013

SXSW Panel Discussion Podcast - I'm Just Dead, I'm Not Gone: Life and Times of Jim Dickinson

Back in March, a panel discussion was held at SXSW on the Life and Times of Jim Dickinson.  This week, SXSW has released a podcast of the discussion.

Jim Dickinson was a badass.

From his production work with legendary Memphis musicians to his impressive 1970 solo debut with Bob Dylan, Carl Perkins, and more, Jim's life was packed with incredible, often rowdy stories.

Have a listen to this warm, charming look back at the life and times of Jim Dickinson, as told by his surviving family and close friends. Hear from moderator/author Joe Nick Patoski, wife Mary Lindsay Dickinson, sons Luther and Cody Dickinson (North Mississippi All-Stars), and musicians/producers/collaborators Jim Lancaster, Jody Stephens, and madman Mojo Nixon, as they recant tales of this fascinating character and artist.

Direct link to the Soundcloud page for the podcast (if the widget isn't visible above):

Thanks to SXSW for the podcast.
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