Mudboy was Jim Dickinson. His band was The Neutrons and his idea was la musique vÃ©ritÃ© – capture the music the way it happens in the studio. Jim died last year and his sons and friends gathered to celebrate his life with a stunning set of blues tunes and a simple two track recorder. They recorded these songs the way they were happening. Jim would be proud.
Today’s highlight is definitely the new very special tribute to Jim Dickinson, created by his sons, friends and sons of his friends entitled Luther Dickinson & The Sons of Mudboy. Listeners of The Little Lighthouse are very well familiar with Jim Dickinson’s ad-hoc supergroup called Mudboy and the Neutrons – one of the best bands that ever came out of Memphis, well known for their chaotic covers of standards and traditionals. Now, using the same idea but with a layer of sorrow surrounding the passing of Jim, Luther Dickinson and the Sons of Mudboy put out an excellent album called Onward and Upward. This record is a magnificent farewell to the imposing figure that Jim Dickinson used to be on the Memphis rock’n’roll scene. We also check out the newest album for the Swiss zydeco band Mama Rosin (Black Robert) and the new album for the singersongwriter Freedy Johnston (Rain On The City). Also, please check out our new bonus podcast below that we will receive weekly from Igor Mitic in Pancevo. Look for the panther logo and title Sympathy for Rock’n’roll!
Javier Escovedo – Just A Dream;
J Mascis – I Want you Bad;
NRBQ – I Want You Bad;
Freedy Johnston – I Want You Bad;
Freedy Johnston – Don’t Fall In Love With A Lonely Girl;
Big Drill Car – Let Me Walk;
The Radiators From Space – Television Screen;
Mama Rosin – Ti Moreau;
Mama Rosin – J’ Arrive Pas a Dormir;
Bobby Charles – Save Me Jesus;
Rolling Stones – Wild Horses;
Luther Dickinson & The Sons Of Mudboy – Angel Band;
Mudboy and the Neutrons – Angel Band;
John Paul Keith and The One Four Fives – Secondhand Heart;
The King Khan & BBQ Show – Tryin’;
Gentleman Jesse – No Rest (For the Wicked);
Wayne County – Flip Your Wig;
The Astorians – I Walk.