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With tongue planted firmly in cheek, Deke Dickerson explains why his latest disc is self-released on the curiously named Major Label Records imprint. "I've done all these other things so I could tell my grandchildren that I've had a 'Number One Hit Record' (an allusion to his facetiously titled 1998 HighTone album) I might as well tell 'em I had a Major Label contract." Speaking from his home in Burbank, Cal., Dickerson also offers a diplomatic explanation of why "3-Dimensions!" isn't on HighTone, where he released three highly regarded albums.  ...
All told, 1999 has been a very good year for Deke Dickerson. And a busy one, too. Since releasing his first solo album, "Number One Hit Record," on HighTone toward the end of 1998, he's toured clubs around the country with his band the Ecco-Fonics, performed in larger venues as an opening act for Social Distortion leader Mike Ness, produced a fine (if underappreciated) album by guitarist Dave Biller and steel guitarist Jeremy Wake-field, had a song appear in the hilarious (and also  ...
If one was to create a short list of respected young rockabilly guitarists, at or near the top would be 30-year-old Deke Dickerson. Dickerson, releasing his first solo album, "Number One Hit Record!," on Hightone in October, is best known for two highly regarded albums recorded in 1994 and 1996 with the now-defunct Dave and Deke Combo. The group had the then-novel approach of playing rockabilly with a distinct mix of rural twang and '50's west coast instrumental flash. Co-led by Dave  ...

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