B. B. Dickerson

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Morris "B.B." Dickerson (born 3 August 1949, Torrance, California) is an American musician who served as the bass player for the 1970s Latin–funk group War,[1] and before that The Creators.[2]

Coupling a funk feel with a Latin and reggae influences, former War bassist Morris "BB" Dickerson created smoking grooves that continue to burn like a Southland heatwave. Dickerson co-wrote and played on all of War's seminal hits- "Spill the Wine," "The Cisco Kid," "Why Can't We Be Friends?," and the iconic "Low Rider"- supporting and interacting with the songs' vocal narratives with meaty hooks that sit heavy in the mix. Dickerson currently plays in the Low Rider Band with four of the five surviving members of War.[3]

He now lives in Southern California and tours with Howard E. Scott, Lee Oskar and Harold Brown as the Lowrider Band.[4]


  1. ^ Burdon, Eric; Craig, Jeff Marshall (2002-10-01). Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood. Da Capo Press. pp. 105–6. ISBN 978-1-56025-448-5. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  2. ^ Buckley, Peter (2003-10-28). The rough guide to rock. Rough Guides. p. vii. ISBN 978-1-84353-105-0. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Leslie, Jimmy, (April 2011)War's Morris "BB" Dickerson: Message Man, "Bass Player Magazine".
  4. ^ Cain, Catherine (27 August 2009). "Legends break in a new name". Santa Monica Daily Press. Retrieved 25 April 2011. 

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