Little Jimmy Dickens

Genres: Comedy Country & Bluegrass
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Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

James Cecil Dickens, 19 December 1920, Bolt, West Virginia, USA. Dickens has summarized his early life as the youngest of 13 children in humorous country songs such as ‘A-Sleeping At The Foot Of The Bed’ and ‘Out Behind The Barn’. He had no intention of following his father into the coalmines, and being 4 feet 11 inches tall effectively ruled it out. When he was aged 17, he played guitar and sang on local radio with Johnny Bailes And His Happy Valley Boys as ‘The Singing Midget’ and ‘Jimmy the Kid’. Dickens then worked with T. Texas Tyler but when Tyler joined the forces, he worked in his own right, being spotted in Saginaw, Michigan, by Roy Acuff. Acuff arranged a contract with US Columbia Records in 1948 and he recorded several songs including ‘Country Boy’ and ‘Take An Old Cold Tater And Wait’. His 1950 recording ‘Hillbilly Fever’ provided a foretaste of rockabilly. He toured Germany with Hank...

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