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James Luther Dickinson, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. A prolific guitarist, songwriter and producer, Dickinson grew up with the Delta traditions of jug band music and the blues. Although born in Little Rock, he spent the first nine years of his life in Hollywood and Chicago, before making his permanent home in Memphis. One of his earliest recordings was as singer and pianist on the Jesters Cadillac Man, a hallowed rockabilly single released on Memphis Sun Records. After attending Baylor University as a student of theatre arts, Dickinson became a sideman for artists including Aretha Franklin, the Rolling Stones (on the sessions for Sticky Fingers), Arlo Guthrie, Dan Penn, Jerry Jeff Walker, Alex Chilton, Dr. John, Sam And Dave, the Cramps, the Flamin Groovies, Los Lobos, Steve Vai, Hank Ballard, Tav Falcos Panther Burns, and John Hiatt. He was also a member of the Dixie Flyers session group, alongside Jerry Wexler, as well as local...