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Little Jimmy Dickens

cantante de country estadounidense

James Cecil Dickens, más conocido como Little Jimmy Dickens (Bolt, Virginia Occidental, 19 de diciembre de 1920Nashville, Tennessee, 2 de enero de 2015),[1]​ fue un cantante de country estadounidense. Se hizo conocido por el buen humor de las letras de sus canciones, su pequeña estatura 4'11" (150 cm), y su vestuario adornado con tachones. Fue miembro del Grand Ole Opry durante 60 años, así como del Country Music Hall of Fame.

Little Jimmy Dickens
Little Jimmy Dickens 1971.JPG
Dickens en 1971.
Datos generales
Nombre real James Cecil Dickens
Nacimiento 19 de diciembre de 1920
Bolt, Virginia Occidental, Estados Unidos
Nacionalidad estadounidense
Muerte 2 de enero de 2015 (94 años)
Nashville, Tennessee, Estados Unidos
Ocupación Músico, Cantante y compositor de canciones
Información artística
Género(s) Country
Instrumento(s) Guitarra
Período de actividad 1936-2015
Discográfica(s) Columbia Records, Decca Records, United Artists Records

Su estiloEditar

Forman parte de sus canciones grandes frases como:[2]

  • “Lord, have mercy, John. There goes Mighty Mouse in his pajamas!”
  • “I cannot do both.”
  • “Daddy’s name was Ferdinand, Mommy’s name was Lizer, so they named him Fertilizer.”
  • “Shake hands, old man, I married your sister!”
  • “You’d better run, idiot, we’re brothers!”
  • “Rose! What’s the name of that medicine I’m takin’?!”
  • “No, but if you’ll go up to the front desk and ask the nurse she’ll tell you who you are.”
  • “That all depends. The lady that lives here lets me sleep with her.”
  • “Get it over with, Shorty. I’m the janitor and I’d like to go home.”
  • “Now I know what I did with my hearing aid!”


Álbumes de estudioEditar

Año Detalles Posición
US Country
1954 Old Country Church
1960 Big Songs by Little Jimmy Dickens
  • Released: September 1960
  • Label: Columbia
1962 Little Jimmy Dickens Sings Out Behind the Barn
  • Released: September 1962
  • Label: Columbia
1965 Handle with Care
  • Released: February 1965
  • Label: Columbia
May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose
  • Released: November 1965
  • Label: Columbia
1968 Big Man in Country Music
  • Released: 1968
  • Label: Columbia
Little Jimmy Dickens Sings
  • Released: March 1968
  • Label: Decca
1969 "Jimmy Dickens Comes Callin"
  • Released: February 1969
  • Label: Decca
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.


Año Detalles Posición
US Country
1957 Raisin' the Dickens
  • Released: November 1957
  • Label: Columbia
1966 Little Jimmy Dickens' Greatest Hits
  • Released: 1966
  • Label: Columbia
1969 Greatest Hits
  • Released: 1969
  • Label: Decca
1976 Hymns of the Hour
  • Released: 1976
  • Label: Quantum
1983 Historic Edition
  • Released: 1983
  • Label: Columbia
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.


Año Canción Peak positions Álbum
US Country US
1949 "Take an Old Cold 'Tater (And Wait)" 7 Raisin' the Dickens
"Country Boy" 7
"My Heart's Bouquet" 10 Big Songs by Little Jimmy Dickens
"A-Sleeping at the Foot of the Bed" 6 Raisin' the Dickens
1950 "A Rose From Bride's Bouquet" non-album singles
"Hillbilly Fever" 3
"F-o-o-l-i-sh Me"
"Walk Chicken, Walk"
"Out of Business"
"I'm Little, But I'm Loud" Raisin' the Dickens
1951 "Cold Feet" non-album singles
"What About You"
"Sign of the Highway"
"Poor Little Darlin'"
"Old Rugged Cross" (with the Johnson Family Singers)
1952 "They Locked God Outside the Iron Curtain"
"Lola Lee"
"Hot Diggity Dog"
"Waitress, Waitress"
"Take Up Thy' Cross" Old Country Church
"No Tears in Heaven"
"Wedding Bell Waltz" non-album single
1953 "I Shall Not Be Moved" Old Country Church
"Sidemeat and Cabbage" non-album singles
"I'm Making Love to a Stranger"
"Thick and Thin"
"No Place Like Home on Christmas"
1954 "That Little Old Country Church House" Old Country Church
"Y'All Come Home" non-album singles
"You Better Not Do That"
"Out Behind the Barn" 9 Raisin' the Dickens
"Blackeyed Joe's" non-album singles
"Stinky Pass That Hat Around"
1955 "Salty Boogie"
"We Could"
"I'm Braver Now"
1956 "Hey Worm (You Wanna Wiggle)"
"Big Sandy"
"Country Boy Bounce" (with The Country Boys)
"Cornbread and Buttermilk"
"Say It Now"
"Raisin' the Dickens" (with The Country Boys)
1957 "I Never Had the Blues"
"Makin' the Rounds"
"Family Reunion"
1958 "(I Got a) Hole in My Pocket"
1959 "When Your House Is Not a Home"
"Hey Ma (Hide the Daughter)"
1960 "We Lived It Up"
"Fireball Mail" Big Songs by Little Jimmy Dickens
1961 "Talking to the Wall" non-album single
1962 "Twenty Cigarettes" Out Behind the Barn
"The Violet and the Rose" 10
"Police, Police" non-album single
1963 "Another Bridge to Burn" 28 Handle with Care'
1964 "I Leaned Over Backwards for You"
"Is Goodbye That Easy to Say"
1965 "He Stands Real Tall" 21
"May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose]]"[A] 1 15 May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose
1966 "When the Ship Hit the Sand" 27 103 Greatest Hits
"Who Licked the Red Off Your Candy" 41 Big Man in Country Music
"Where the Buffalo Trud"
1967 "Country Music Lover" 23
"Johnny Needs a G-String (For Her Old Guitar)"
"Daddy and the Wine" Little Jimmy Dickens Sings
1968 "I Love Lucy Brown"
"How to Catch an African Skeeter Alive" 69 Little Jimmy Dickens Comes Callin'
"Someday You'll Call My Name"
"When You're Seventeen" 55 Greatest Hits (1966)
1969 "Times Are Gonna Get Better" non-album singles
1970 "(You've Been Quite a Doll) Raggedy Ann" 75
"Everyday Family Man" 70
1971 "Here It Comes Again"
"You Only Want Me for My Body"
1972 "Try It, You'll Like It" 61
1976 "Preacherman"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.
  • A^ "May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose" also peaked at #4 on the Canadian RPM Top Singles Chart.

Caras BEditar

Año Canción Peak positions A-Side Single
US Country
1949 "Pennies for Papa" 12 "Take an Old Cold 'Tater (And Wait)"


  1. «Country great "Little" Jimmy Dickens dies at 94». USA Today (en inglés). 2 de enero de 2015. Consultado el 3 de enero de 2015. 
  2. http://www.opry.com/blog/?p=71

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