Discography

Deke Dickerson | Discography
Albums / Solo

Deke Dickerson: Greatest Hits

Deke Dickerson: Greatest Hits

Rockbeat Records, 2015

Tracks drawn from Number One Hit Record, More Million $eller$, Rhythm Rhyme and Truth, In 3 Dimensions, This Is Ecco-Fonic!, The Melody, King of the Whole Wide World, Live at Duff’s, Soul Meets Country, and Bringing Back the Trash.


Deke Dickerson | Echosonic El Dorado

Echosonic Eldorado

Major Label, 2013

The first “all-rockabilly” album in Deke’s long career, featuring songs like “Little Innocent,” “Sneakin’ All Around,” and “Big Guitar.” Special guest stars include legendary guitar slinger (and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer) Duane Eddy, Carl Sonny Leyland on piano, and recording engineer “Crazy” Joe Tritschler.


Deke Dickerson | Greatest Hits Volume 1

Greatest Hits Volume 1

Muleskinner Records, 2012

Tracks drawn from Number One Hit Record, More Million $eller$, Rhythm Rhyme and Truth, In 3 Dimensions, The Melody, King of the Whole Wide World, and Live at Duff’s.


Deke Dickerson | Wild and Wonderful Whites

Soundtrack to the Motion Picture The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia

Major Label, 2011

IMDb says: “Shoot-outs, robberies, gas-huffing, drug dealing, pill popping, murders, and tap dancing: What do these all have in common? These are just a few of the parts of being a member of the Wild and Wonderful White Family. The legendary family is as known for their wild, excessive criminal ways as they are for their famous mountain dancing members, including Jesco White, the star of the cult classic documentary Dancing Outlaw.”


Deke Dickerson | King of the Whole Wide World

King of the Whole Wide World

Major Label, 2008

Featuring numerous friends and fellow musicians, including Chris “Sugarballs” Sprague, Carl Sonny Leyland, “Crazy” Joe Tritschler, the Lucky Stars, Jimmy Sutton, Pete Curry of Los Straitjackets, Mitch Polzak, and Mary Huff of Southern Culture on the Skids.


Deke Dickerson | The Melody

The Melody

Major Label, 2005

Whatever happened to the melody? To songs that stay in your head for weeks? This concept album is carefully engineered to bring you songs with melodies and hooks that you won’t soon forget.


Deke Dickerson | My Name Is Deke

My Name Is Deke

Shout Factory / HighTone Records, 2004

A wide selection of tunes from Deke’s three HighTone albums, along with a bonus cut of “Muleskinner Blues.” With much appreciation to all the different Ecco-Fonics, Mark Neill’s producing skills, and the great guest artists like Claude Trenier (RIP), the Calvanes, and others.


Deke Dickerson | Mr. Entertainment!

Mr. Entertainment!

Rock ’n’ Roll Inc., 2003

Deke’s very own rarities compilation! 24 tracks, including outtakes, unreleased songs, demos, live recordings, rock ’n’ roll, rockabilly, country, surf…


Deke Dickerson | In 3 Dimensions!

In 3 Dimensions!

Major Label, 2003

Presented in three sections: “rock ’n’ roll,” “rockabilly,” and “hillbilly.” The first section is a rocking rhythm and blues revue featuring the fabulous Carl Sonny Leyland, former Ecco-Fonic sax man Ron Dziubla, Los Straitjackets bass man Pete Curry, and legendary New Orleans session drummer Earl Palmer. Section two highlights include the original song “Wear Out the Soles of My Shoes,” a cover of Johnny Horton’s “Take the Long Way Home Tonight,” and the haunting “Bitter Tears.” Part three features the fiery guitar-and-steel-guitar duo Dave Biller and Jeremy Wakefield, upright bassist Billy Horton, and drummer Bobby Trimble playing country, western swing, and hillbilly boogie numbers.


Deke Dickerson | Rhythm, Rhyme & Truth

Rhythm, Rhyme & Truth

HighTone Music Group, 2000

Deke’s third HighTone release, featuring Ecco-Fonic lineup Brent Harding, Bobby Horton, and Craig Packham, with guest appearances by the fabulous Calvanes, Carl Sonny Leyland, Jeremy Wakefield, D.J. Bonebrake, and Mark Neill.


Deke Dickerson | More Million $eller$

More Million $eller$

HighTone Music Group, 1999

Deke’s second HighTone release, featuring Ecco-Fonic lineup Brent Harding, Johnny Noble, and Craig Packham, with guest appearances by Billy Zoom, Hadda Brooks, Billy Barty, Joey D’Ambrosio, Carl Sonny Leyland, Jeremy Wakefield, Mark Neill, and Brantley Kearns.


Deke Dickerson | Number One Hit Record!

Number One Hit Record!

HighTone Music Group, 1998

Deke’s first HighTone release, featuring Ecco-Fonic lineup Brent Harding, Johnny Noble, and Brian Nevill, with guest appearances by Larry Collins, Claude Trenier, Joey D’Ambrosio, Carl Sonny Leyland, and Jeremy Wakefield.

Albums / Group

Deke Dickerson and the Trashmen | Bringing Back the Trash!

Deke Dickerson and the Trashmen: Bringing Back the Trash!

Major Label, 2014

The Trashmen’s first album in 25 years is 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’,” “White Lightnin’,” and “Olds Mo William.”


Deke Dickerson and the Modern Sounds | Live at Duff’s

Deke Dickerson and the Modern Sounds: Live at Duff’s

Major Label, 2010

Deke and the Modern Sounds, a fantastic group from Chicago, love to do a lot of genre-hopping, from rockabilly to blues, country to jazz, polka to soul. You’ll hear it all on this exciting live CD, recorded on tour at Duff’s Garage in Portland, Oregon!


This Is Ecco-Fonic! | The Ecco-Fonic Records Story

This Is Ecco-Fonic! The Ecco-Fonic Records Story

Ecco-Fonic Records

A compilation of 31 tracks from Deke’s Ecco-Fonic record label. 14 tracks are by Deke; also featured are the Smith’s Ranch Boys, Horton Brothers, Ramblin’ James, Jimmy Bryant, Sammy Masters, Lester Peabody, Sean Mencher, the Krazy Kats, Maynard Horlick, the Country Cabin Boys, Biller & Wakefield, and Brian Nevill.


The Dave and Deke Combo: There’s Nothing Like an Old Hillbilly: Lost and Found Treasures 1991–2005

The Dave and Deke Combo: There’s Nothing Like an Old Hillbilly: Lost and Found Treasures 1991–2005

Bucket Lid Records, 2005

Rarities and previously unreleased tracks from the grand old days of the Dave and Deke Combo, plus one new song, “In the Meadow.” Recorded at Wallyphonic Studios and Linda’s Doll Hut in Anaheim, the Blue Saloon in North Hollywood, Toerag Studios in London, Janne Haavisto’s studio in Helsinki, and Ecco-Fonic Studios in Burbank. Personnel are Deke Dickerson, Dave Stuckey, Lucky Martin, Shorty Poole, Lance Ray Soliday, and Bobby Trimble.


The Untamed Youth | Major Chaos!

The Untamed Youth: Major Chaos!

Double Crown Records, 2002


The Go-Nuts | Dunk and Cover!

The Go-Nuts: Dunk and Cover!

Lookout Records, 2000

The second Go-Nuts release features an enhanced lineup of evil villains: Bad Apple, Grapes of Wrath, Celery Stalker, Warren Peas, Baron von Rooster, Eggs Benedict Arnold, and others.


The Untamed Youth | Youth Runs Wild!

The Untamed Youth: Youth Runs Wild!

Norton Records, 1998


The Go-Nuts | World’s Greatest Super Hero...

The Go-Nuts: World’s Greatest Super Hero…

Planet Pimp Records, 1997

The Go-Nuts are four superheroes: Kap’n Korn-nut, the Donut Prince (who bears an uncanny resemblance to…), the Donut Hole, and the Korn Dogg, who along with their Go-Go Gorillas attempt to make the world safe for snacking. At live shows, audiences are wowed not only by their dynamic “Snak Rocking”(TM) musical style, but also by their various launch devices such as the “Snak Storm”(TM) and “Snak Cannon”(TM). The Go-Nuts have been banned from most clubs in California, and they have a 50-foot restraining order placed on them by the House of Blues.


The Dave and Deke Combo | Hollywood Barn Dance

The Dave and Deke Combo: Hollywood Barn Dance

Heyday Records, 1996

The Dave and Deke Combo’s second release features Dave Stuckey, Deke Dickerson, Lance Ray Soliday, and Shorty Poole.


The Dave and Deke Combo | Moonshine Melodies

The Dave and Deke Combo: Moonshine Melodies

No Hit Records, 1998

The first release by the band features Dave Stuckey, Deke Dickerson, Lucky Martin, and Lance Soliday. Dave and Deke—both refugees from Missouri who relocated in Los Angeles—started the band in 1991 and helped bring about the West Coast retro renaissance.


The Untamed Youth | Planet Mace

The Untamed Youth: Planet Mace

Estrus Records, 1997


The Untamed Youth | Untamed Melodies

The Untamed Youth: Untamed Melodies

Norton Records, 1996


The Untamed Youth | Live from the Fabulous Las Vegas Strip!

The Untamed Youth: Live from the Fabulous Las Vegas Strip!

Estrus Records, 1995


The Untamed Youth | Sophisticated International Playboys

The Untamed Youth: Sophisticated International Playboys

Norton Records, 1992


The Untamed Youth | More Gone Gassers

The Untamed Youth: More Gone Gassers

Norton Records, 1990


The Untamed Youth | Some Kinda Fun

The Untamed Youth: Some Kinda Fun

Norton Records, 1988

EPs and Singles

Deke Dickerson and Bloodshot Bill | Bad Biscuit

Deke Dickerson and Bloodshot Bill: Bad Biscuit

Major Label, 2019

Deke combines forces with the inimitable Bloodshot Bill for a killer slab of vinyl. The title track is a killer instrumental featuring both DD&BB. Bloodshot contributes two additional vocal tracks (“Never Get Me” and “Together Tonight”) and Deke finishes off the record with a newly written murder ballad (“My Darlin’ Jenny”). Recorded at Sin Studios in Montreal with Bloodshot Bill lo-fi recording techniques. Limited-edition pressing on beautiful translucent seaglass-colored vinyl.


Nikki Hill and Deke Dickerson with the Bo-Keys | Soul Meets Country

Nikki Hill and Deke Dickerson with the Bo-Keys: Soul Meets Country

Major Label, 2013

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.”


Deke Dickerson and the Trashmen | I’m a Trashman

Deke Dickerson and the Trashmen: I’m a Trashman

Major Label, 2013

The Trashmen’s first new recordings in 25 years! Longtime fan and fellow guitarist Deke Dickerson dragged the boys back into the studio for some classic Minnesota-style surf ’n’ suds mayhem. The Bird Is Still the Word!


Deke Dickerson and the Bo-Keys | Country Meets Soul

Deke Dickerson and the Bo-Keys: Country Meets Soul

Major Label, 2012

Featuring “Love Man” and “Hello Darlin’.”


Deke Dickerson | Deke Down Under

Deke Dickerson: Deke Down Under

Ecco-Fonic, 2006

The songs (“My Baby Don’t Love Me Anymore,” “Cut Loose,” “Eefin’ Rock,” and “Hey Worm”) were recorded on Deke’s last tour of Australia at the legendary Preston Studios in Melbourne, a vintage-style studio that has been recording Australian bands since the 1980s! Produced by legendary Australian producer Graeme Thomas and backed by his Australian touring band.

Producer Credits

2018

Film: Composed and produced the soundtrack to the Paramount Pictures film Action Point starring Johnny Knoxville

Vinyl: Produced and recorded an EP with Canadian wildman Bloodshot Bill in Montreal; a single with Marty Stuart’s Fabulous Superlatives in Nashville; and a single with Jerry Lee Lewis’s original drummer J. M. Van Eaton at Sun Studios in Memphis

2016

CD: Produced Mike Bell and the Belltones The Beat That Can’t Be Beat (Goofin’ Records, Finland)

CD: Produced the Millwinders It’s Love album

2015

Television: Composed and produced music for the unaired Johnny Knoxville pilot “Knoxville” (ABC network)

Film: Composed and produced nine songs for the Jackie Chan/Johnny Knoxville film Skiptrace

2014

CD: Produced the album Deke Dickerson and the Trashmen Bringin’ Back the Trash! (Major Label Records)

2013

CD: Produced the Deke Dickerson album Echosonic Eldorado (Major Label Records)

2012

DVD: Produced an edited compilation of highlights from Deke’s Guitar Geek Festival 2012

CD: Produced “Blind” Rage & Violence The End of Rock and Roll

2011

2011CD: Produced Venturesmania Bound and Sidejacked Again, featuring Nokie Edwards

Film: Contributed two songs to the DVD release Jackass 3.5, starring Johnny Knoxville

DVD: Produced an edited compilation of highlights from Deke’s Guitar Geek Festival 2011

2010

CD: Produced the live Deke Dickerson and the Modern Sounds album Live at Duff’s

Produced album for Lisa and Her Kin: Cocktails and Wishful Thinking

Film: Contributed “Knoxville Boogie” to the film Jackass 3-D, starring Johnny Knoxville

DVD: Produced an edited compilation of highlights from Deke’s Guitar Geek Festival 2010

2009

Film: Produced score and soundtrack for the documentary feature The Wild Whites of West Virginia (MTV Films)

DVD: Produced an edited compilation of highlights from Deke’s Guitar Geek Festival 2009

2008

CD and LP: produced and recorded (with Joe Tritschler) his own album King of the Whole Wide World (Major Label Records)

Television: “Ain’t Nothin’ New Under the Sun,” “Fuzz Sitar-A-Go-Go,” and “Enchanted Moonlight Etude No. 1” used in an HBO documentary

Television: performed and recorded the theme song “Magic Carpet Melody” for the comedy special Allah Made Me Funny!

DVD: Produced an edited compilation of highlights from Deke’s Guitar Geek Festival

2007

Satellite radio: contributed instrumental background music and guitar cues for XM Satellite Radio’s Theme Time Radio Hour with Bob Dylan. Deke was also quoted and interviewed on the show by Bob Dylan. A Vanity Fair article called Deke and Elvis Costello the show’s most frequently quoted guests.

Television: “Henpecked Peckerwood” used in the NBC series Surface

Television: “Lady Killin’ Papa” and “Brazilian Knights” used in an HBO documentary series

CD: produced Dig Wayne’s Shack Rouser album (Rhythm Bomb Records)

DVD: Produced an edited compilation of highlights from Deke’s Guitar Geek Festival 2007

2006

DVD: Produced an edited compilation of highlights from Deke’s Guitar Geek Festival 2006

2005

Film: performed “I Might Not Come Home at All” for Reeker, starring Devon Gummersall and Derek Richardson, directed by Dave Payne

CD: produced and recorded Jeremy Wakefield’s Steel Guitar Caviar album (Ecco-Fonic Records)

DVD: Produced an edited compilation of highlights from Deke’s Guitar Geek Festival 2005

2004

Film: performed “Sad Songs” for Sideways, starring Paul Giamatti and Thomas Haden Church, directed by Alexander Payne (20th Century-Fox)

CD and LP: produced (with Billy Horton) Jimmie Lee Fautheree’s I Found The Doorknob album (Ecco-Fonic Records)

DVD: Produced an edited compilation of highlights from Deke’s Guitar Geek Festival 2004

2003

Television: performed two songs onscreen with the Go-Nuts for the “Crispy Cruiser” episode of the Discovery Channel’s Monster Garage

2002

CD: produced the Roy Kay Trio’s Wanderin’ Mind album (LurLiner Records)

2000

CD and LP: produced the Go-Nuts’ Dunk and Cover album (Lookout Records)

CD: produced the Raging Teens’ Rock and Roll Party album (Rubric Records)

CD: produced various tracks on the Sun Records tribute compilation Good Rockin’ Tonight (P’ist Records)

1999
Film: recorded “It’s A Beautiful Day” for Election, starring Reese Witherspoon and Matthew Broderick, directed by Alexander Payne (Paramount)

CD and LP: produced Biller and Wakefield’s The Hot Guitars of Biller and Wakefield album (HighTone/HMG Records)

1998

Film: appeared onscreen playing bass for the western swing band the Radio Ranch Straight Shooters in Alien Avengers II, directed by David Payne (Concorde-New Horizons Pictures)

CD and LP: recorded the Fly-Rite Boys’ Big Sandy Presents the Fly-Rite Boys album (HighTone/HMG Records)

CD and LP: produced (with Skip Heller) Sammy Masters’s Everybody Digs Sammy Masters album (Dionysus Records)

CD and LP: produced the Untamed Youth’s Youth Runs Wild album (Norton Records)

CD and LP: recorded Davie Allan and the Phantom Surfers’ Skaterhater album (Lookout Records)

CD and LP: mixed the Huntington Cads’ Introduce the New Sound album (Mai Tai Records)

1997

Film: performed “Henpecked Peckerwood” with the Dave and Deke Combo for Lewis & Clark & George, starring Salvator Xuereb and Dan Gunther, directed by Rod McCall (Dark Matter Productions)

CD and LP: produced the Untamed Youth’s Planet Mace album (Estrus Records)

1996

Film: performed “Real Cool Rocket” and “The Stranger Walks” with the Dave and Deke Combo for Alien Avengers, produced by Roger Corman (Concorde-New Horizons Pictures)

CD: produced (with Mel Bergmann) the Go-Nuts’ World’s Greatest Super Hero Snak Rock and Gorilla Entertainment Revue album (Planet Pimp Records)

1995

Film: performed “Real Cool Rocket” and “The Stranger Walks” with the Dave and Deke Combo for Not Like Us, directed by David Payne (Concorde-New Horizons Pictures)

CD and LP: produced the Untamed Youth’s album Live from the Fabulous Las Vegas Strip (Estrus Records)

And, of course, Deke is also very proud of the Deke Dickerson and the Ecco-Fonics records that he did with Mark Neill:

The Melody (2005)
In 3 Dimensions (2003)
Rhythm Rhyme & Truth (2000)
More Million Sellers (1999)
Number One Hit Record (1998)