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Totally off topic – RIP Jim Dickinson

Who?

Him:

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The wild man of music. Father to Cody and Luther, the mainstays of the North Mississippi All-Stars. Husband to Mary Lindsay. The man who played piano on The Rolling Stones’ Wild Horses. The man who produced and played on one of the most harrowing albums of all time, Big Star’s Big Star 3rd/Sister Lovers. The man who produced such diverse artists as the late Willy DeVille, The Replacements, Mojo Nixon, Mudhoney and Screaming Jay Hawkins. Conservator of southern fried music.

Here is a partial list of the artists whose albums he’s played on:

Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan,  Ry Cooder, Petula Clark, The Flamin’ Groovies, Jerry Jeff Walker, Jason and the Scorchers, Delaney and Bonnie, G. Love and Special Sauce, John Spencer Blues Explosion, Harmonica Frank Floyd, Amy LaVere, Arlo Guthrie, Alex Chilton…the list goes on and on.

The saving grace of this is that his is a life well-lived and his sons will carry on the musical legacy.

My thoughts are with the family, the musicians that he worked with and touched, and all residents of Memphis and the Mississippi Delta who will miss him. And he died one day short of the anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. I think he’d chuckle at the irony and the appropriateness of that.

You are hereby commanded to put on the Stones Wild Horses. It’s playing now as I type this.

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One response to “Totally off topic – RIP Jim Dickinson

  1. Pingback: Totally off topic – RIP Jim Dickinson « So You Want To Be A Waiter | Music Songs News

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