I’m Just Dead, I’m Not Gone (American Made Music Series)

I'm Just Dead, I'm Not Gone (American Made Music Series) Author Jim Dickinson
ISBN-10 1496810546
ISBN-13 9781496810540
Year 2017-03-23
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher University Press of Mississippi
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Im Just Dead Im Not Gone chronicles Jim Dickinsons extraordinary life in the Memphis music scene of the fifties and sixties and how he went on to play with and produce a rich array of artists including Aretha Franklin the Rolling Stones Ry Cooder Duane Allman Arlo Guthrie and Albert King With verve and wit Dickinson 19412009 describes his trip to Blind Lemons grave on the Texas flatlands as a college student and how that encounter inspired his return to Memphis Back home he looked up Gus Cannon and Furry Lewis began staging plays cofounded what would become the annual Memphis Blues Festival and started recording The blues Elvis and early rock n roll compelled Dickinson to reject racial barriers and spurred his contributions to the Memphis music and experimental art scene He explains how the family yardman WDIA Dewey Phillips Furry Lewis Will Shade and Howlin Wolf shaped him and recounts how he went on to learn his craft at Sun Ardent American Muscle Shoals and Criteria studios from master producers Sam Phillips John Fry Chips Moman and Jerry Wexler Dickinson is a member of the Mississippi Music Hall of Fame and an inaugural inductee of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame He has received the Lifetime Achievement Award for Engineering and Production from the Americana Music Association a Brass Note on the Beale Street Walk of Fame in Memphis and a Heritage Marker on the Mississippi Blues Trail This memoir recounts a love affair with Memphis the blues and rock n roll through Dickinsons captivating blend of intelligence humor and candor

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