“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

For more about Jim go to

Sunday, January 31, 2016

North Mississippi Allstars Declared as Unofficial Musical Ambassadors for the State by MS Senate

On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, The North Mississippi Allstars were recognized by the State legislature of Mississippi as the unofficial Musical Ambassadors for the State of Mississippi. Check out this video of the reading of the proclamation on the Senate floor. An exciting day for all of us. Wish you all could have been there, but the video will help you share the moment with all of us.

(video courtesy of Angie Galle Ladner.)

"NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE SENATE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CONCURRING THEREIN, That we do hereby recognize the North Mississippi Allstars Band as unofficial Musical Ambassadors for the State of Mississippi and welcoming them on the occasion of the Mississippi Tourism Association Legislative Reception on January 27, 2016."

Read the full Senate resolution here: Link to MS State Senate Resolution SC 534.

Posted by Angie Galle Ladner on Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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