“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, September 24, 2014

Jim Dickinson's Legacy People's Choice Video Award

We are excited to announce the Winner of the Jim Dickinson's Legacy People's Choice Video Award. It is the video of Jim playing with the Rolling Stones. Out of 11 video's 114 people liked it, 54 people shared it, and it reached 5730 people. (For comparison, the announcement of the contest was liked by 21 people, shared by 3 people, and reached by 593 people).

The winner of the prize will be announced later. He was chosen by a computer program and is a most appropriate individual. I was amazed by the insight he showed as he wrote about his reaction to watching Jim and Keith Richards IN THE MOVIE, "GIMME SHELTER" and listening to Jim playing with the Rolling Stones and taking the piano solo. Stay tuned for more about the winner. This message below I wrote him describing the prize he won:

"The pic of Jim on the Dickinson carriage (not grave) stone is from "Dixie Fried," Jim's first record, which is being re-released next year. You'll get this version with six extra tracks! You'll also get his masterpiece, "Beale Street Saturday Night" which is being re-released and will come out next spring. "I'm Just Dead" is GREAT! It is Jim playing with NMA and Jimmy Davis at the New Daisy Theater on Beale Street- released posthumously. "Dinosaurs Walk in Circles" is Jim's last recording. It's awesome! It is a jazz record, including "When You Wish Upon A Star," which he had never before played until this recording. You'll hear Jim learning the song as he's being recorded. it's heartbreakingly good. The essay you wrote about listening to Jim play with the Rolling Stones proves you will understand this cut in a way that few people could.

"You'll have Jim's first and last records, his masterpiece, him playing with his sons, and last but not least, a surprise- a record of Jim's the likes of which you've never heard!!! 5 cds in all. How would this be?"

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