"Little" Jimmy Dickens dies

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"Little" Jimmy Dickens dies

Post by Wildcat445 on Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:20 pm

He was 94. The oldest living member of the Grand Ole Opry. He was only 4'11" tall. He made fun of himself when he was on stage. One of his famous jokes was like this.

"My wife met me excitedly at the door and said 'Honey let's run upstairs and make love!' I replied 'Sorry dear, but I can't do both'".

One of the greats gone.

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Post by 75X11 on Sat Jan 03, 2015 4:40 pm

Heard about it last night. Rest in peace.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Sat Jan 03, 2015 8:16 pm

Jimmy Dickens was known for songs like "Take An Old Cold 'Tater And Wait", "Out Behind The Barn", and "Does Your Spearmint Lose Its Flavor" and such light-hearted fare.  His band was second to none in Nashville and some of his lesser-known ballads are very good.  "My Eyes Are Jealous" is one that I especially am fond of.  He recorded tear-jerkers like "Raggedy Ann" and turned out at least two gospel recordings that I know of.

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Post by Dr. Radio on Sat Jan 03, 2015 9:05 pm

RIP Jimmy.

Just a few months ago they mentioned on SiriusXM satellite radio how he was still quite the crowd pleaser when he performed at the Grand Ole Opry. Amazing, still puttin' on a show at over 90+!

Here's the song that introduced him to me:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZfYFx6MOTYU&sns=em
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