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Jim Dickinson (I) (1941–2009)

Jim Dickinson was born on November 21, 1941 in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. He was married to Mary Lindsay Dickinson. He died on August 15, 2009 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. See full bio »

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Streets of Fire
Streets of Fire Music Department
The Border
The Border Soundtrack
Black Snake Moan
Black Snake Moan Music Department
The Long Riders
The Long Riders Music Department


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 2005 Stranded in Canton (Documentary) (writer: "White Man walks")
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- The Road to Memphis (2003) ... (performer: "Shke the Boogie" aka "ol' Man Mose" - as James Luther Dickinson)
 1986 Blue City (writer: "Blue City Down", "Tell Me Something Slick and Make It Quick")
 1984 Streets of Fire (writer: "HOLD THAT SNAKE", "YOU GOT WHAT YOU WANTED")
 1982 The Border (performer: "Texas Bop") / (writer: "Across the Borderline", "Too Late", "Skin Game", "Texas Bop", "Building Fires")
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 2006 Black Snake Moan (musician)
 1984 Streets of Fire (scoring band)
 1981 Southern Comfort (musician: keyboards)
 1980 The Long Riders (musician)
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 2005 Stranded in Canton (Documentary)
 1977 Running Fence (Documentary)
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 2005 Forty Shades of Blue
Lake Party Musician
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 2008 Johnny Cash's America (Documentary)
Himself - Memphis producer
 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary)
- The Road to Memphis (2003) ... Himself
 2002 Sounds of Memphis (TV Movie documentary)

Personal Details

Other Works:

Appeared uncredited, alongside Keith Richards, in the "Muscle Shoals" section of The Rolling Stones' movie, Gimme Shelter (1970).

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He fronted his own band, Snake Eyes, but was better known as a highly-respected session player. He worked with Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, Big Star, Sam and Dave, and The Replacements. See more »


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