Albums / Solo
Deke Dickerson and the Whippersnappers: Honky Tonkin’ Rhythm
Major Label Records, 2023
Deke’s first long-player with the Whippersnappers is chock full of great new songs, written by Deke and Bert Avalos and Zander Griffith of the Whippersnappers. There’s lots of wild rockabilly, including the title track “Honky Tonkin’ Rhythm,” “Now That You’re Gone,” and “Great Big Cowboy.” There are also great 1950s-style country numbers, including “Bucket of Blood,” and dramatic Western numbers like “Paying for That One Mistake.”
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.”
“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! with Nokie Edwards: Bound and Sidejacked Again
Major Label, 2011
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 had the pleasure of recording this 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.
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
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 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 album 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!!
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!
Double Crown Records, 2002
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!
Norton Records, 1998
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
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
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
Estrus Records, 1997
The Untamed Youth: Untamed Melodies
Norton Records, 1996
The Untamed Youth: Live from the Fabulous Las Vegas Strip!
Estrus Records, 1995
The Untamed Youth: Sophisticated International Playboys
Norton Records, 1992
The Untamed Youth: More Gone Gassers
Norton Records, 1990
The Untamed Youth: Some Kinda Fun
Norton Records, 1988
EPs and Singles
Deke and the Whippersnappers
Pig Baby, 2020
This fab four-song 7-inch vinyl EP features Deke’s new band. Includes their fan favorites “Here Kitty Kitty” and “Wild Wild Thing,” as well as a Whippersnappers original “This Girl’s Gone Rockin’” and a great instrumental version of “Besame Mucho.”
Deke Dickerson and the Sex-Phonics: Morocco Twist
Sleazy Records, 2019
“Morocco Twist” b/w “Barefoot Blues.” Recorded, mixed, and mastered my Máximo RB at Hollers Analog Studio in Málaga, Spain. Featuring Deke, Juan Diego Sanchis, Nelo Alfonso Sanz, Fernando Pardo, Roberto Lozano, Abdul Benrouane.
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.
Big Sandy and Deke Dickerson: Jesus and Gravy
Sleazy Records, 2019
The bout of the century!
“Blind Rage” and Violence | No Police!
Pig Baby, 2018
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!
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
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
Major Label, 2012
Featuring “Love Man” and “Hello Darlin’.”
Deke Dickerson: Deke Down Under
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.
Deke Dickerson: I Love Rock & Roll / Bottoms Up!
Ecco-Fonic, ca. 2000
Deke, Brent Harding, Damien Llanes, and Ron Dziubla play on this super-limited-edition tour single. Even more elusive: the one-copy-only “I Love Rock ‘n’ Bowl” single made for the eponymous New Orleans institution’s jukebox.
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
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
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
CD: Produced the album Deke Dickerson and the Trashmen Bringin’ Back the Trash! (Major Label Records)
CD: Produced the Deke Dickerson album Echosonic Eldorado (Major Label Records)
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
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
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
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
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
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
DVD: Produced an edited compilation of highlights from Deke’s Guitar Geek Festival 2006
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
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
Television: performed two songs onscreen with the Go-Nuts for the “Crispy Cruiser” episode of the Discovery Channel’s Monster Garage
CD: produced the Roy Kay Trio’s Wanderin’ Mind album (LurLiner Records)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)