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Big Sandy vs. Deke Dickerson JESUS AND GRAVY!
(Sleazy Records) Two heavyweights of the rockabilly scene split a single, both using the Fly-Rite Boys as their fight club! Big Sandy contributes a gospel song ("Make a Little Time for Jesus") and Deke contributes a country bopper with that slow-stirred consistency ("Keep the Gravy Hot")! Don't miss your chance to get this limited-pressing 45 from Spain's Sleazy Records!
Blind Rage and Violence NO POLICE!
(Pig Baby Records) The bastard son of Link Wray once again returns to record at Deke's studio to record two punky numbers for the hip new Pig Baby Records. "No Police" is Blind Rage's own personal story of getting hassled by the cops ("I just wanna lay down in the grass, without a cop tryin' to kick my ass") and the flip side is an instrument called "Honor and Offer" with a dirty limerick for a chorus! If you like Link Wray, you'll love Blind Rage and Violence!
Deke Dickerson and the Trashmen Bringing Back the Trash
This is the Trashmen's first album in 25 years and it's full of the great Minnesota surf sound you know and love from the "Surfin' Bird" hitmakers.
There's plenty of "bird" to go around, including "Psycho Bird," "Flipping the Bird," and "My Baby Does the Bird"; several great new originals by Deke, including "Good News," "I'm a Trashman," and "Brewski"; and some great covers in the inimitable Trashmen style, including "Bucket T," "Lotta Lovin," "Olds Mo William," "White Lightnin'" and many more.
If you've loved the Trashmen and their great 1960s records, then you'll love this new disc! If you find "Surfin' Bird" to be an annoying record that you can't stand... well, we kindly redirect your attention to michaelbolton.com.
Nikki Hill and Deke Dickerson Country Meets Soul
This phenomenal release will surprise fans of both Deke and Nikki—pure Southern-fried soul recorded at Scott Bomar's Electraphonic Studios in Memphis with the mighty Bo-Keys band!
Two duets, "Lovey Dovey" and "Feelins," coupled with a powerful rocker from Nikki, "Struttin'" and Deke's awesome new wah-wah funk version (featuring Motown's Dennis Coffey on guitar!) of "Lady Killin' Papa" from his first album, now titled "Lady Killin' Killa." The CD comes with a gatefold cover with extra pictures and the vinyl comes with a free download card, pressed on gold vinyl.
Deke Dickerson Echosonic Eldorado
LP comes with free download card.
DEKE DICKERSON w/ THE TRASHMEN I'm a Trashman
Deke Dickerson Greatest Hits LP
This LP is now sold out, but the songs are still available as a digital download.
DEKE DICKERSON w/ THE BO-KEYS "Love Man" / "Hello Darlin"
7-inch comes with picture sleeve and free download card
Deke Dickerson Live at Duff's
Deke Dickerson King of the Whole Wide World
Deke Dickerson Deke Down Under
Deke Dickerson The Melody
Dave and Deke Combo There's Nothing Like an Old Hillbilly (rarities compilation)
Dave and Deke Combo Hollywood Barn Dance
Dave and Deke Combo Moonshine Melodies
The Go-Nuts World's Greatest Super Hero...
The Go-Nuts Dunk and Cover!
Deke Dickerson Mr. Entertainment!
Deke Dickerson ...In 3 Dimensions!
Various Artists This Is Ecco-Fonic
"Blind" Rage and Violence The End of Rock and Roll
If you like Link Wray, you'll love this album. "Blind" Rage and his band Violence (Chain Link, bass, Hot Link, drums) carry on Link's legacy with an album of songs done the way Link would have done them if he lived, including "The Stutter," "UFO on Farm Road 318," "Bacon Lube" and many more. The most dangerous band in the world!
Venturesmania! Bound & Sidejacked Again!
Deke formed VENTURESMANIA with his buddies Garrett Immel (Ghastly Ones), Mel Bergman (Phantom Surfers, Go-Nuts), and Chris Sprague (18 Wheelers, Go-Nuts, Outa Sites). Venturesmania is the world's greatest (and guitar geekiest) Ventures tribute band! The band recently had the pleasure of recording an album with special guest star Nokie Edwards, lead guitarist of the Ventures! Nokie is featured on three cuts, and the rest of the guys all take turns playing lead on a collection of great new Ventures-style originals and cool cover songs done Ventures-style. This album has been described as sounding like "the great unreleased 1965 Ventures album." If that sounds good to you, this album is essential!
The Olde Lamplighter Live at the Norwood Inn
We can't say what involvement Deke had in this, but if you enjoy warped humor, this might be the CD for you! The Olde Lamplighter is the 84-year-old Karaoke King of Canoga Park, California, and this album features such soon-to-be-classic song parodies as "Six Days On The Commode" and "Jello On My Mind." Warning!! Explicit language from an angry old man!!
Jeremy Wakefield Steel Guitar Caviar
Non-pedal steel guitar is one of the hardest instruments in the world to play, says producer Deke Dickerson, and yet in a very short time Jeremy Wakefield has risen to a level that puts him on the short list of the greatest players the instrument has ever known. Jeremy Wakefield is a great jazz musician, and this is a serious jazz album. Personnel include members of the Lucky Stars, the Bonebrake Syncopators, and the Hot Club of Cowtown, plus Carl Sonny Leyland and Christopher Sprague.
Jimmy Lee Fautheree I Found the Doorknob
Jimmy Lee's first recording in forty years! Featuring the hit "I Found the Doorknob" (answer song to "Can't Find the Doorknob") and many others, including "Gotta Get You Near Me Blues," "Overdue," "Box Full of Git," "I'm Diggin a Hole," "Big Mama Blues," "Nine Pound Hammer," and many more!
Jimmy Lee was one half of the legendary act "Jimmy & Johnny," stars of the Louisiana Hayride. Deke brought Jimmy Lee into Fort Horton studios in Austin, Texas, to record with the Ecco-Fonics and a few Austin all-stars. Jimmy Lee and Deke are featured on guitars, Chris "Sugarballs" Sprague on drums, Billy Horton on bass, Bobby Horton on steel guitar, and piano phenom T. Jarrod Bonta plays the 88's!
Smith's Ranch Boys Barnyard Favorites
If you haven't heard this, you're missing out on one of the best hillbilly - rockabilly - country jazz releases of the decade! Featuring T.K. Smith of Big Sandy & the Fly-Rite Trio fame and Lance Soliday of the Dave & Deke Combo along with Johnny McCree, Dan Vasquez, and Jim Austin, this band is fondly remembered as one of the best the West Coast ever spawned. The EP features six tracks... The vinyl version is out of print, but it's now available as an MP3 download!
Self-Guided Rock 'n' Roll Tour of L.A.
This self-guided tour leads you through more than 50 sites in Hollywood, central Los Angeles, and the San Fernando Valley. You'll see where people lived and died, the recording studios where your favorite rock and roll records were created, and where the big shows happened, all from Deke's unique perspective. From the school auditorium where Ritchie Valens recorded Live at Pacoima Jr. High to the recording studio where Elvis cut "Jailhouse Rock," this is the real insider tour!
The Strat in the Attic
Buy from Amazon, but bring the book to a show and have it signed by the author! Vol. 1 contains stories about rare, weird, and valuable guitars found in the wild by himself and other notables, including famous author Jonathan Kellerman, who wrote the introduction.
You'll read stories about Link Wray's Danelectro, Charlie Christian's Gibson ES-250, Bigsby hunting, the Gibson Moderne, the earliest known Fender guitar and amp, and much more. Guaranteed to entertain even those who don't know a pickup from a cutaway.
The Strat in the Attic vol 2
Buy from Amazon, but bring the book to a show and have it signed by the author! Do you dream of finding a 1954 Stratocaster or 1952 Gibson Les Paul online, at a garage sale, or in the local Pennysaver? How about virtually rubbing elbows with one of your favorite rock legends? Vol 2 of this effort brings you:
A rarer-than-hens'-teeth 1966 Hallmark Swept-Wing that originally belonged to Robbie Krieger of the Doors, stashed away in an attic in Alaska for forty years!
A crazy-valuable 1958 Gibson Flying V belonging to a Chicago bluesman--who, it turns out, also happens to have an equally rare 1958 Gibson Explorer!
An out-of-the-blue, a "to whom it may concern" email leads the author to a trailer park in Salem, Oregon, where one of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys' original 1940s Epiphone Emperor archtops is waiting to be purchased for a song!
Luthier R.C. Allen relates the tales of buying Nat "King" Cole Trio guitarist Oscar Moore's Stromberg Master 400 archtop and of being gifted a 1953 Standel amp from Merle Travis!
Buddy Merrill, the amazingly talented guitarist from the Lawrence Welk show, gives his 1970 Micro-Frets Huntington to the author, but only if he "promises to PRACTICE."
Photos of the guitars and other exciting memorabilia round out a package that no vintage-guitar aficionado will want to be without!
Ladies’ Poontang T-Shirt
Pink ladies’-style shirt with a two-sided design
Music? Make Mine Country T-Shirt
Chocolate-brown shirt with a two-sided design: "Music? Make Mine Country!" on the front and "Deke Dickerson & the Ecco-Fonics" on the back
Red Logo T-Shirt
Logo in white on front
America's Roots Rock Superhero T-Shirt
On a black Hanes Beefy-T.
Deke's Guitar Geek Festival 2012
The headliners this year were the Hellecasters and Paul Gilbert! Also featured: Nokie Edwards and Venturesmania, the All-Harvey Band, Freddie Roulette, Joel Paterson, Colonel Johnny Macguire, Los Straitjackets, Rick Vito / King Paris, Nathan James and James Harman, and Dave Bunker.
Deke's Guitar Geek Festival 2011
The headliner this year was Junior Brown! Also featured: the Trashmen, David Allan, Skip Pitts, Brian Lonbeck and Thom Bresh, tribute to R. C. Allen, ZZ Listening, the Modern Sounds, the Pan-Americans, and the Big Bottom Bass-Off
Deke's Guitar Geek Festival 2010
The headliner this year was guitar legend Duane Eddy! Also featured: George Tomsco the Fireballs, Deke Dickerson's Tribute to Johnny Ramone, Joel Paterson and the Modern Sounds, History of the Steel Guitar, Brian Lonbeck and Elaine Frizzell, Electric 12-String Nightmare, Honeyboy Edwards, Crazy Joe Tritschler, Steve Trovato and Carl Verheyen, Buddy and Suzy, Meshugga Beach Party, and the Seeing Rodrigos
Deke's Guitar Geek Festival 2009
Headlined by Buddy Holly's original Crickets, honoring the 50th anniversary of Buddy Holly's plane crash. Also featured: The All-Mosrite Band Featuring Brian Lonbeck, Venturesmania, and others; the Ghastly Ones; Jennifer Batten; Guitar Zack Wiesinger; the Rickenbacker Bakelite Band; Slacktone; Del Casher; Joao Erbetta from Brazil; Jay Hartke from El Paso; and a special set presenting one of Deke's favorite lost guitar styles: Gilligan Guitar!
Deke's Guitar Geek Festival 2008
Headlined by the Collins Kids: Larry and Lorrie! Also featured: Teisco Del Rey, Deke Dickerson with Crazy Joe Tritschler, Brian Lonbeck, Maestro Alex Gregory, Junior Watson, the All-Bigsby Band featuring Jeremy Wakefield and T. K. Smith, Lester Peabody with special guest Marti Brom, and James Calvin Wilsey (the Guitar Behind Chris Isaak).
Deke's Guitar Geek Festival 2007
This year featured the original 1960s Legends of Surf, from Nokie Edwards of the Ventures to the guys from the Chantays, Belairs, Surfairs, Eddie and the Showmen, Lively Ones, Pyramids, and more! This year also featured Bob Wills's legendary steel guitarist Herb Remington, Kid Ramos, Brian Lonbeck, Shredmystress Rynata, Del Casher, Crazy Joe Tritschler, Jeremy Wakefield, Darrel Higham's Eddie Cochran tribute, and Deke Dickerson and the Million Man Surf jam!
Deke's Guitar Geek Festival 2006
This year featured Los Straitjackets and Deke headlining with a tribute to Link Wray--also featuring the incredible Michael Angelo Batio, Brian Lonbeck and Thom Bresh, tribute to Don Rich featuring Dave Biller and Bill Kirchen, Mark Neill, Dave Berzansky, the Shaddicts, Deke Dickerson and the Guinness Book of World Records doubleneck trainwreck attempt!