Jim Dickinson passed away Saturday morning from complications of bypass surgery, leaving behind a legacy that is too great to ever comprehend. The Memphis-bred and North Mississippi-based musician may never have fully gotten the credit as a music icon that he deserved from the general public, but he had the utmost respect from his piers, family (including sons Luther and Cody of the North Mississippi Allstars), and friends and that’s what really matters most.
Dickinson was an in-demand session musician and is credited for playing on scores of albums by musicians ranging from Bob Dylan (Time Out Of Mind) to the Rolling Stones (those keys you hear on "Wild Horses" are Jim’s work), and he championed Memphis music like no other. Countless Mid-South acts either worked with him in the studio or cite his own music (be it solo work or Mud Boy and the Neutrons) as an influence.
He will be greatly missed.