“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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About This Blog

Jim Dickinson's Legacy is a blog featuring quotes from Jim's memoirs and
interviews, photos, videos, and music. Won't it be great to re-visit
Jim's voice- his wisdom, humor, and iconoclastic point of view? If he is
new to you, sit down, put your feet up,and prepare for blast off.

Here you'll find updates about Jim's own sonic creation, his dream come
true, the Zebra Ranch Recording Studio, and news about our sons, Luther
and Cody Dickinson, aka "the boys" and their band(s)- North Mississippi
Allstars, Hill Country Revue, and South Memphis String Band.

I'm your faithful scribe, Mary Lindsay Dickinson, Jim's wife of forty-
five years, mother of Luther and Cody, transmitting Jim's magical world
to you.

As he wrote in his epitaph, "I'm just dead, I'm not gone."