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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 live country music 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 19, 1920 (Raleigh County), Died January 2, 2015 (Nashville)

Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1949 - 1969

Roles Represented in DAHR: vocalist, songwriter, composer, lyricist

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= Recordings were issued from this master. No recordings issued from other masters.

Recordings (Results 1-25 of 75 records)

Company Matrix No. Size First Recording Date Title Primary Performer Description Role Audio
Columbia HCO4219 10-in. 8/6/1950 When that love bug bites you (he'll keep gnawin', gnawin', gnawin' Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Columbia RHCO4221 10-in. 8/6/1950 Cold feet Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia HCO4222 10-in. 8/6/1950 Out of business Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Columbia RHCO4314 10-in. 11/3/1950 Bessie the heifer Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia RHCO4315 10-in. 11/3/1950 Lola Lee "Little" Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia RHCO4316 10-in. 11/3/1950 I'm little but I'm loud Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia RHCO4317 10-in. 11/3/1950 The Bible on the table (and the flag upon the wall) Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Columbia CO40406 10-in. 1/16/1949 Take an old cold 'tater (and wait) Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Columbia CO40407 10-in. 1/16/1949 Pennies for Papa Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Columbia CO40685 10-in. 4/11/1949 Country boy Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Columbia CO40686 10-in. 4/11/1949 I'm fading fast with the time Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Columbia CO40687 10-in. 4/11/1949 I'll be back a-Sunday Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia CO40688 10-in. 4/11/1949 My heart's bouquet Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia CO41818 10-in. 10/14/1949 A rose from the bride's bouquet Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, songwriter  
Columbia CO41819 10-in. 10/14/1949 Lovin' lies Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Columbia CO41820 10-in. 10/14/1949 A-sleeping at the foot of the bed Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Columbia CO41821 10-in. 10/14/1949 The sign on the highway "Little" Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Columbia CO41823 10-in. 10/14/1949 I'm in love up to my ears Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist, composer, lyricist  
Columbia CO42853 10-in. 2/9/1950 Then I had to turn around and get married Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Columbia CO42854 10-in. 2/9/1950 If it ain't one thing it's another Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Columbia CO42855 10-in. 2/9/1950 F-o-o-l-i-s-h M-e Me Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Columbia CO42856 10-in. 2/9/1950 Hillbilly fever Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Columbia CO43280 10-in. 5/10/1950 Walk, chicken, walk ('cause you're too fat to fly) Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Columbia CO43281 10-in. 5/10/1950 Just when I needed you Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
Columbia CO45523 10-in. 3/1/1951 What about you Little Jimmy Dickens Male vocal solo, with string band vocalist  
(Results 1-25 of 75 records)

Citation

Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Dickens, "Little" Jimmy," accessed July 13, 2024, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/312181.

Dickens, "Little" Jimmy. (2024). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved July 13, 2024, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/312181.

"Dickens, "Little" Jimmy." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2024. Web. 13 July 2024.

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

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