World boogie keeps on coming… Jon Dale in UNCUT Magazine
1-LP vinyl (12inch), 180gram
* Vinyl re-issue of first album by legendary Memphis Rock producer and musician.
* Masterpiece of southern boogie, blues, soul, and country music.
* 1972 ATLANTIC album, recorded with the Dixie Flyers as his backing band.
* Featuring Eric Clapton on guitar – uncredited on the sleeve.
* Carefully re-mastered for your best listening pleasure.
* Original album artwork.
* James Luther ‘Jim’ Dickinson played piano on the Rolling Stones’ Wild Horses.
* His kids, Luther and Cody Dickinson, are founding members of the North Mississippi Allstars.
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, James Luther ‘Jim’ Dickinson (1941 – 2009) was a record producer, piano player, singer and in-demand session musician who played piano on the Rolling Stones’ 1969 album cut Wild Horses, and contributed to the Flamin’ Groovies’ ‘Teenage Head’ in 1971. With the Dixie Flyers, a band he formed in the late sixties, he backed Aretha Franklin, Sam & Dave and countless other recording artists at ATLANTIC’s Miami-based studio. The Dixie Flyers were guitarist
Charlie Freeman, keyboardist Mike Utley, bassist Tommy McClure and drummer Sammy Creason. In Memphis he later led a band called Mud Boy & The Neutrons.
By the time Jim Dickinson recorded his first album in 1972, he had already been well-established as a musician and producer. The Dixie Flyers and Dickinson had been signed by ATLANTIC RECORDS’ Jerry Wexler as the studio house band for almost every ATLANTIC soul recording session (second only to the Muscle Shoals home crew).
Also, Wexler signed the band with Dickinson to record an album. ‘Dixie Fried’ was the result, a unique mix of southern boogie, blues, soul, and country music, a collection of nine hand- picked tunes. ‘Dixie Fried’ is often called a hidden gem, a forgotten masterpiece, a legendary southern, hard-to-find and time- less album of cult status. Every song has its wild and unpredictable charm. An album still sounding fresh today, drawing on the Memphis music that inspired Dickinson to be a musician.
02 The Strength Of Love
04 John Brown
05 Dixie Fried
06 The Judgement
07 O How She Dances
08 Wild Bill Jones
09 Casey Jones (On The Road Again)
GENRE: Country, Soul, Rock, Blues