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Little Jimmy Dickens

James Cecil Dickens (December 19, 1920 – January 2, 2015), better known by his stage name, Little Jimmy Dickens, was an American country music singer and songwriter famous for his humorous novelty songs, his small size (4'11" [150 cm]), and his rhinestone-studded outfits (which he is given credit for introducing into country music live performances). He started as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1948 and was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1983. Before his death he was the oldest living member of the Grand Ole Opry.

Birth and Death Data: Born December 19th, 1920 (Raleigh County), Died January 2nd, 2015 (Nashville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1967 - 1969

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 43 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Decca NA 14738 7/25/1967 Daddy and the wine Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 14739 7/25/1967 I came so close to failure Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 14740 7/25/1967 It didn't take me long Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 14741 7/25/1967 They're gonna have me committed Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 14823 10/26/1967 I love Lucy Brown Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 14824 10/26/1967 I wear it well Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 14825 10/26/1967 You wouldn't cross the street Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 14900 12/21/1967 I can't help it Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 14901 12/21/1967 I'm so lonesome I could cry Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 14902 12/21/1967 When it all comes home to you Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 14903 12/21/1967 There'll be no teardrops tonight Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 14904 12/21/1967 Heartbreak Avenue Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 15103 4/3/1968 Can you build your house (On another man's grave) Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 15104 4/3/1968 She never likes nothing for long Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 15105 4/3/1968 How to catch an African skeeter alive Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 15106 4/3/1968 They've stole my steel guitar Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 15132 4/30/1968 Lonely people Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 15133 4/30/1968 Till then, I don't know Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 15134 4/30/1968 Someday you'll call my name Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 15135 4/30/1968 [Unknown title(s)] Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 15241 8/27/1968 When you're seventeen Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 15242 8/27/1968 Walking the floor over you Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 15243 8/27/1968 Release me Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 15273 9/17/1968 Making believe Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
Decca NA 15274 9/17/1968 When a house is not a home Little Jimmy Dickens vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 43 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dickens, Little Jimmy," accessed April 10, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/312181.

Dickens, Little Jimmy. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved April 10, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/312181.

"Dickens, Little Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 10 April 2021.

DAHR Persistent Identifier

URI: https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/312181

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