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Jim Dickinson's All-Star Music & Film

In Jim Dickinson’s first contribution to Swampland/Mystery And Manners, he wrote an indelible piece on Memphis barbecue. For his second installment Dickinson cites his favorite pianists, films and a desert island music stash. The High Priest of Memphis Mojo offers a timeless blueprint for anyone seeking musical pots of gold. James Calemine

Essential Music, Film and Musicians According to Jim Dickinson



Greatest Pianists:

Oscar Dinard (legendary)
Phineas Newborn, Jr.
Ric Villegas
Skip James
Professor Longhair
Spooner Oldham
Mac Rabennack
Larry Muhoberac
Bill Purcell
Hargen “Pig” Robinson
Two Ton Baker (the Music Maker)
Bobby Woods
My mother Martha Huddleston Dickinson

Movies:

Lady in the Lake
Last Hunt
Track of the Cat
Peeping Tom
House of Wax (Vincent Price)
Man Who Shot Liberty Valence
Red River
Pete Kelly Blues
Face in the Crowd
The Alamo- John Wayne


Desert Island Records:

Villegas- Introducing Villegas
Sketches of Spain
Moondog
Eddie Condon -Jam Session Coast to Coast
Amad Jamal at the Pershing Vol 1
The Wild One- Shorty Rogers
The Weary Blues Langston Hughes
Misa Luba
Jack Kerouac and Steve Allen
Blues from the Gutter- Champion Jack Dupree
Down and Out- Sonny Boy Williamson
Cowboy Songs and Stories- Tex Ritter
Muddy Waters at Newport
Charlie Parker- I Remember you

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