b. 25 May 1936, Annapolis, Maryland, USA, d. 14 April 1993. Dicey began playing harmonica at the age of three, and turned his attention to blues about five years later. In his teens he was the drummer with an otherwise all-black band playing popular R&B hits of the day. In 1953 he was drafted, and after his discharge, his interest in music waned. In the mid-60s Dicey was based in Atlanta, Georgia, where he was enticed into playing harmonica again, and worked (and recorded some unissued material) with Buddy Moss. In the late 60s he settled in New York, where he was associated with Charles Walker. Dicey also became a prolific session musician with Spivey Records. He recorded under his own name for the P&P, Spivey and JSP labels and, while his vocals were rudimentary, his blues harmonica playing was outstanding.
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