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Thursday, December 16, 2004

The Barbican's page detailing the story so far with the ICFM concerts is up! So far, just Muscle Shoals, Hi and Stax confirmed, and sadly Isaac Hayes won't be taking part in the latter - but there are some very exciting people definitely down to play, including Tony Joe White and Spooner Oldham (Dan Penn isn't 100% definite but fingers crossed), Ann Peebles and Booker T and the MGs. Still awaiting confirmation on Al Green, but the really great news is that barring unforeseen events, Jim Dickinson will be coming over to play his first ever London dates. The details are sketchy as yet but I'm hugely relieved and very bloody excited.... I wonder whether the mooted show with Jim and the Primals will happen. Bobby Gillespie certainly seemed to be into it last time I saw him, but you know what rock'n'roll types are like. Whatever happens, getting to see Jim play on a London stage will be the thrill of a lifetime for me, and all the more because I've played a small part in making it happen. Watch this space, as they used to always say for some unknown reason.
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