“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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Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Described as a "well known scenster" in L.A. from the '70's, Art Fein long had a bizzare cable-access show with top musicians.

On January 18, 1984 Art began Art Fein's Poker Party, which evolved from real poker games and ran for an amazing 1,080 shows featuring the likes of  young Dwight Yokam, before he was signed to Warner Bros. Chris Issak, performing an acoustic Wicked Game just before it broke big.  Screamin' Jay Hawkins. The Stray Cats, covering Mystery Train A bizzare interview with Brian Wilson. Mojo Nixon and Skid Roper, doing, well whatever it is they do. There was a set by a very young Luther and Cody Dickinson and Paul Taylor of DDT.  Here's a clip of Jim jiving with Art, the late great Louisiana record man, Huey Meaux, and rock 'n roll writer/ manager extraordinaire, Joe Nick Patoski.  (with thanks to Metal Filter)

World boogie is coming!

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