Sunday, August 16, 2009
I can't stop reading about Jim Dickinson. Here is a longer list of his projects than the one I previously gave you. We are talking about a man whose style could accommodate Screamin' Jay Hawkins (below), Freddy Fender & the Texas Tornadoes, Aretha Franklin, Giant Sand, Toots & the Maytals, Cybill Shepherd (?! - left), Sam & Dave, Mudhoney, and Petula Clark, just for starters. And I don't think he'd mind you knowing he played bass on the Rick Dees novelty record Dis-Gorilla! Somebody ought to try to make a more manageable list, which would consist of the few people he didn't play with. Jim Dickinson! Jim Dickinson! His motto was "World boogie is coming." He lived it!