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Dick Sims
Dick (* 1951 Tulsa, OK) was a keyboardist and session musician. He started playing clubs regularly from the age of 12. Dick toured with Phil Driscoll and Yurmama from 1968 to 1972 and played on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1971. In 1972 he recorded the album Back in '72 with Bob Seger and Jamie Oldaker; including a rendition of the title Turn the Page.
 
Sims returned to Tulsa with Jamie Oldaker to form the Tulsa County Band. In 1974, the two and Carl Radle were recruited into Eric Clapton's band. Dick can be heard on the albums 461 Ocean Boulevard, Backless and Slowhand, among others, and played on the hit singles Wonderful Tonight, Lay Down Sally and Cocaine. In Los Angeles he recorded his debut studio album Within Arm's Reach, which was produced by Pride Hutchison and released in 2008. Dick died in 2011.
 
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Discography
Bad Case Of The Blues
Burnside Records Burnside 50
recorded in Tulsa, OK and Los Angeles, CA/USA
Scott Ellison, guitar, vocals
Kurt Lybarger, sax
Alan Mirikitani, tenor sax
Michael Thompson, trombone
Don Colopy, trumpet
Mike Turner, trumpet, guitar
Habanero Horns, horn
Home Front Horns, horn
Larry Bell, Hammond organ
Jim Pugh, Hammond organ
Dick Sims, Hammond B-3 organ
Spencer Sutton, piano, organ
Steve LeGassick, keyboards
Terry Lupton, keyboard
Jimmy Markham, harmonica
Armando Compean, bass
Jim Strader, bass
Tommy Waggoner, bass
Larry York, bass
Jim Ziegler, bass
Bill Belknap, drums
Richard Heck, drums
Steve Monreal, drums
Lee Spath, drums
Jim Karstein, percussion

 
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