Killers from Space

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All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Though billed to James Luther Dickinson, this is the same Southern roots rock musician who most rock fans know as multi-instrumentalist Jim Dickinson. He's the lead singer (and co-producer) on this record, but only wrote one of the dozen songs. The others were drawn from diverse sources like Doug Sahm, the Green on Red side project Howard Hughes' Brain, a member of his backup band, and several obscure songwriters who Dickinson's met and worked with in his various travels. Unsurprisingly, it's a stew of down-home blues, country, gospel, and R&B, though woven together in such a manner that makes it more easily classifiable as rock than as any of those specific ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Richie Unterberger
Though billed to James Luther Dickinson, this is the same Southern roots rock musician who most rock fans know as multi-instrumentalist Jim Dickinson. He's the lead singer (and co-producer) on this record, but only wrote one of the dozen songs. The others were drawn from diverse sources like Doug Sahm, the Green on Red side project Howard Hughes' Brain, a member of his backup band, and several obscure songwriters who Dickinson's met and worked with in his various travels. Unsurprisingly, it's a stew of down-home blues, country, gospel, and R&B, though woven together in such a manner that makes it more easily classifiable as rock than as any of those specific genres. Dickinson's droll, irreverent humor is reflected in his delivery of some of the material, though some of it's also infused with a sense of wizened resignation (and, in some of the more romantically inclined tunes, desperation). Maybe it's because Dickinson's appearances as a Rolling Stones session man are his most well-known credits, but some of the tracks can't fail to bring to mind the Stones in their more subdued, even low-energy moods. That, however, highlights a difference between this and the Stones: that group has a master vocalist, and Dickinson's singing is only gruffly functional. Even though it's a solo album, it might have been better had a more expressive and supple singer been taking most or all of the leads, with Dickinson focusing on the multi-instrumentation and production that are his chief strengths.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/18/2007
  • Label: Memphis Int'l
  • UPC: 823862002025
  • Catalog Number: 620020
  • Sales rank: 99,252

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Texas Me (3:12)
  2. 2 Dirty on You, Mama (3:51)
  3. 3 Nature Boy (4:59)
  4. 4 Eloise (4:34)
  5. 5 You Better Rock Me Baby (3:51)
  6. 6 Lonely Nights (3:22)
  7. 7 I Need You (4:07)
  8. 8 Roly Poly (3:41)
  9. 9 Morning After the Night Before (2:06)
  10. 10 No, No Never Again (4:56)
  11. 11 I Was a Champion (3:37)
  12. 12 Sweet Peace Within (3:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
James Luther Dickinson Primary Artist, Keyboards, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, French Harp, Indexed Contributor
Johnny Reno Tenor Saxophone
Tommy Burroughs Fiddle, Mandolin
Randy Haspel Background Vocals
Brenda Patterson Background Vocals
Ed Finney Guitar
Jimmy Davis Background Vocals
Jimbo "Hambone" Mathus Guitar
Shannon McNally Background Vocals
Luther Dickinson Guitar
Cody Dickinson Drums
Chris Scruggs Dobro, Steel Guitar
Greg Spradlin Background Vocals, Guitar (Baritone)
Paul Taylor Choristers Electric Bass, Chimes
Jessie Hammock Background Vocals
Hoot Owls Background Vocals
Jonathan Kirkscey Cello
Technical Credits
Doug Sahm Composer
Chuck Prophet Composer
Jack Waterson Composer
Augie Meyers Composer
Chris Cacavas Composer
James Luther Dickinson Composer, Producer
Robert Hall Drum Technician
Paul Hughes Composer
John Hurley Composer
Allan "Jake" Jacobs Composer
Jim Lancaster Composer
Frank Morin Composer
Andrea "Bunky" Skinner Composer
Joe Nick Patoski Liner Notes
Brad Blackwood Mastering
Kevin Houston Engineer
David Less Producer
Brooke Barnett Graphic Design
Tom Foster Cover Illustration
Greg Spradlin Composer
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