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James Luther Dickinson

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The name Adam Luther Dickinson may possibly not be well-known however the sound of his piano and organ undoubtedly are. Regarding his group the Dixie Flyers, home band on the Atlantic-owned Requirements Documenting Studios in Miami, FL, Dickinson followed such stellar performers as Aretha Franklin, Carmen McRae, Delaney & Bonnie, Dee Dee Warwick, Jerry Jeff Walker, Ronnie Hawkins, Sam & Dave, Sam the Sham, Brook Benton, Lulu, and (Small) Esther Phillips. His piano playing was also noticed on recordings with the Flaming Groovies, Albert Ruler, Ronnie Milsap, Eric Quincy Tate, Petula Clark, Maria Muldaur, and Duane Allman. Dickinson continues to be equally effective being a manufacturer. Since producing his creation debut with Dan Penn’s Emmet the Performing Ranger Reside in the Woods, he’s eliminated to oversee recordings by Ry Cooder, Alex Chilton, Jason & the Scorchers, Green on Crimson, the Substitutes, Primal Scream, Mudhoney, and Rocket in the Crypt. Dickinson provides maintained a lower profile being a documenting musician. His debut single record, Dixie Fried, which highlighted Dr. John on piano and an uncredited Eric Clapton on electric guitar, premiered in 1972. Although he and Dixie Fried guitarist/vocalist Charlie Freeman produced a fresh group, Mud Guys & the Neutrons in the first ’80s, these were unsatisfied making use of their designed debut record and refused to own it released. They didn’t discharge their first record, Known Felons in Move, until 1986. While they quickly implemented it making use of their second discharge, They Walk IN OUR MIDST, the next calendar year, it had taken another seven years before their third record, Negro Road at Dawn, premiered in 1993. A indigenous of Memphis, TN, Dickinson released his career being a program player within the city’s documenting studios. Dealing with manufacturer Sam Phillips, he performed on Tony Joe White’s Continued and Betty LaVette’s He Produced a Woman Away from Me. Asked by Atlantic to create a resident music group for its recently acquired Requirements Documenting Studios. Dickinson recruited keyboardist Mike Utley, bassist Tommy McClure, drummer Sammy Creason, and ex-Mar-Keys guitarist, Charlie Freeman. Although they performed on an extended set of recordings, they dropped victim towards the move toward self-contained rings. Leaving the studio room in past due 1970, they toured as back-up music group for Rita Coolidge and Kris Kristofferson until disbanding within the middle-’70. Their farewell concert, on Oct 1, 1978, at Memphis’ Orpheum Movie theater, was documented and released as Beale Road Saturday Night. Documenting his debut single album shortly prior to the Dixie Flyers remaining Critera, Dickinson continuing his romantic relationship with Atlantic. Providing as an associate to Atlantic maker Jerry Wexler, he ultimately rose to the positioning of vice-president.

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Full Name Jim Dickinson
Died August 15, 2009, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Profession Singer, Music Producer, Pianist
Education Baylor University
Nationality American
Spouse Mary Lindsay Dickinson
Children Luther Dickinson, Cody Dickinson
Music Groups Tav Falco's Panther Burns
Music Songs Dixie Fried, Fishing With Charlie, O How She Dances, Wild Bill Jones, Down in Mississippi, Red Headed Woman, Red Neck, Blue Collar, The Strength of Love, Truck Drivin' Man, The Judgement, No, No Never Again, You Better Rock Me Baby, Hadacol Boogie, Money Talks, Sweet Peace Within, All out of Blue, Samba De Orfeo, I Was a Champion, Ax Sweet Mama, Texas Me, Codine, Rooster Blues, Johnny Kellogg, Violin Bums, Fraulein, Clay Wingate's Dream, Out of Blue, Save the Bones for Henry Jones, Kassie Jones, Dirty on Yo Mama, Never Make Your Move Too Soon, Who Threw the Whisky in the Well
Albums I'm Just Dead, I'm Not Gone, Free Beer Tomorrow, Jungle Jim and the Voodoo Tiger, A Thousand Footprints In The Sand, Dinosaurs Run in Circles, Killers from Space, Dixie Fried, I'm Just Dead, I'm Not Gone (Lazarus Edition), Fishing With Charlie, And Other Selected Readings
Movies Running Fence


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#Fact
1 A musician who helped create the "Memphis sound" which was introduced in the 1950s. It is a combination of gospel, country, and blues.
2 He fronted his own band, Snake Eyes, but was better known as a highly-respected session player. He worked with Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Big Star, Sam and Dave, and The Replacements.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stranded in Canton 2005 Documentary writer: "White Man walks"
The Blues 2003 TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
Blue City 1986 writer: "Blue City Down", "Tell Me Something Slick and Make It Quick"
Streets of Fire 1984 writer: "HOLD THAT SNAKE", "YOU GOT WHAT YOU WANTED"
The Border 1982 performer: "Texas Bop" / writer: "Across the Borderline", "Too Late", "Skin Game", "Texas Bop", "Building Fires"

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Black Snake Moan 2006 musician
Streets of Fire 1984 scoring band
Southern Comfort 1981 musician: keyboards
The Long Riders 1980 musician

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stranded in Canton 2005 Documentary
Running Fence 1977 Documentary

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Forty Shades of Blue 2005 Lake Party Musician

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Smokestack Lightning: The Legendary Howlin' Wolf 2016 Documentary post-production
Johnny Cash's America 2008 Documentary Himself - Memphis producer
The Blues 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Sounds of Memphis 2002 TV Movie documentary

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