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Dorsey Dixon
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Birth: 1897
North Carolina, USA
Death: 1968
Florida, USA

Dorsey Dixon was a textile worker who was able to communicate the realities of the textile life through his music. He wrote songs and performed for most of his life. His music was recorded by many country music artists. Jimmie Tarlton recorded "Weaver's Life" in 1932, Fisher Hendley recorded "Weave Room Blues" in 1937, and "Intoxicated Rat" was recorded by many musicians. A song Dorsey wrote about a fatal car accident in East Rockingham, which he and his brother, Howard recorded in 1938 as "I Didn't Hear Anybody Pray," was also recorded by Roy Acuff in 1942 as "Wreck on the Highway." He performed at the Newport Folk Festival in 1963. 
Eastside Cemetery
Richmond County
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Sheila Quinn
Record added: Jul 17, 2008
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Dorsey Dixon
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- Burley Morris
 Added: Dec. 27, 2015
I remember you, We played Music Together Back in 1962 When I Were Up In North Carolina .
- Burley Morris
 Added: Dec. 27, 2015
If I am not mistaken, Mr. Dorsey was thePastor of a Pentecostal church at a smallcommunity called Turkey Creek Fl. My oldest brother knew him and Mr. Dixontold him the story of the song "Wreck onthe highway" and some of the problems hehad getting the musi...(Read more)
- Ron Grimes Plant City,Fl
 Added: Mar. 2, 2013

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