The Willie Dixon Story

The Willie Dixon Story


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Willie Dixon wore a lot of hats. He sang gospel as a young man, was a boxer for a time, and was even imprisoned as a draft dodger. He was also a versatile musician -- a bass player, songwriter, producer, and arranger -- and without him, modern blues might well not exist. This wonderfully conceived four-disc, 100-track box set covers all the dimensions of Dixon's musical career, with a disc each devoted to Dixon as a performer, session musician, and songwriter, with a final disc that shows him as a general all-around fix-it man for Chess and Cobra Records. Writing "Spoonful" alone would have assured Dixon a place in the blues story, but as this set shows, he did so much more than that.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/06/2012
Label: Proper Box Uk
UPC: 0805520021661
catalogNumber: 2002166
Rank: 60537


Disc 1

  1. It's Just the Blues
  2. Sweet Louise
  3. Signifying Monkey
  4. Walking the Blues
  5. I Got a Razor
  6. My Love Will Never Die
  7. Built For Comfort
  8. Minute and Hour Blues
  9. No One To Love Me
  10. Pain In My Heart
  11. Unlucky
  12. I Ain't Gonna Be Your Monkey Man
  13. Swinging the Blues
  14. Move Me
  15. Big Three Boogie
  16. Roll and Tumble
  17. 29 Ways
  18. Violent Love
  19. Just a Jitterbug
  20. Beer Drinking Woman
  21. Don't Let That Music Die
  22. Go Easy
  23. You Sure Look Good To Me
  24. Crazy For My Baby
  25. If the Sea Was Whiskey

Disc 2

  1. Ebony Rhapsody
  2. Sweet Black Angel
  3. How I Got Over
  4. Hoodoo Man
  5. Maybellene
  6. Got My Mojo Working
  7. Mona (I Need My Baby)
  8. Tomorrow Night
  9. Meet Me In Your Hometown
  10. Fattening Frogs For Snakes
  11. Can't This Be Mine
  12. Mannish Boy
  13. Be Careful What You Do (I Would Hate To See You Go)
  14. 'Bout the Break of Day
  15. Try To Quit You Baby
  16. Last Night
  17. Sincerely
  18. I Could Cry
  19. 24 Hours
  20. This Train
  21. Mellow Chick Swing
  22. Soap and Water Blues
  23. Lovey Dovey Lovey One
  24. Walking By Myself
  25. Johnny B. Goode

Disc 3

  1. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
  2. The Seventh Son
  3. My Babe
  4. Spoonful
  5. Sit and Cry (the Blues)
  6. Hidden Charms
  7. Close To You
  8. Pretty Thing
  9. Cha Cha Cha In Blue
  10. Killer Diller
  11. Do Me Right
  12. I'm Ready
  13. Mellow Down Easy
  14. Back Door Man
  15. Diddy Wah Diddy
  16. I Can't Hold Out (Talk To Me Baby)
  17. Fishin' In My Pond
  18. Just Make Love To Me
  19. Evil
  20. Third Degree
  21. Tollin' Bells
  22. Two Headed Woman
  23. When the Lights Go Out
  24. Young Fashioned Ways
  25. Wang Dang Doodle

Disc 4

  1. All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
  2. Love Me With a Feeling
  3. The Red Rooster
  4. Have a Good Time
  5. Keep On Loving Me Baby
  6. Crying the Blues
  7. All My Whole Life
  8. Forty Four
  9. When I Find My Baby
  10. It Takes Time
  11. It's You Baby
  12. All Night Long
  13. Row Your Boat
  14. You Don't Treat Me Right
  15. Smokestack Lightnin'
  16. Sit Down Baby
  17. My Life Depends On You
  18. 21 Days In Jail
  19. Need My Baby
  20. Satisfied
  21. I Can't Quit You Baby
  22. Little Girl
  23. Irma Lee
  24. My Love
  25. All Your Love

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Eddie Boyd   Piano,Vocals
Big Bill Broonzy   Guitar
Blind John Davis   Piano
Willie Dixon   Bass,Vocals
Lowell Fulson   Guitar,Vocals
Lloyd Glenn   Piano
Buddy Guy   Vocals
Big Walter Horton   Harmonica,Vocals
Floyd Jones   Guitar,Vocals
Little Walter   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Willie Mabon   Piano,Vocals
Memphis Slim   Piano,Vocals
Little Brother Montgomery   Piano
Louis Myers   Guitar
Robert Nighthawk   Guitar,Vocals
Jimmy Reed   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Hubert Sumlin   Guitar
Roosevelt Sykes   Piano
Junior Wells   Harmonica,Vocals
Chuck Berry   Guitar,Vocals
Red Holloway   Tenor Saxophone
Harold Ashby   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Chamblee   Tenor Saxophone
Johnnie Johnson   Piano
Harold Burrage   Piano,Vocals
Betty Everett   Vocals
Lee Jackson   Guitar,Vocals
Johnny Jones   Piano
Sam Lay   Drums
Arbee Stidham   Vocals
Jody Williams   Guitar
Lazy Bill Lucas   Piano
Moonglows   Vocals
Homesick James Williamson   Guitar
Robert Lockwood   Guitar,Vocals
Big Three Trio   Background Vocals
Guitar Shorty   Guitar,Vocals
Rev. Robert Ballinger   Piano,Vocals
Lester Davenport   Harmonica
Lee Baker   Guitar
Prentiss Barnes   Vocals
Lefty Bates   Guitar
Joseph Bell   Vocals
Fred Below   Drums,Foot Stomping
Wayne Bennett   Guitar
Bo Diddley   Guitar,Vocals
Jackie Brenston   Baritone Saxophone
John Brim   Guitar,Vocals
J.T. Brown   Tenor Saxophone
Howlin' Wolf   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals
Odell Campbell   Bass Guitar
Leonard Caston   Guitar,Piano,Vocals
Leonard Chess   Maracas
Francis Clay   Drums
Lee Cooper   Guitar
Duncan   Drums
McKinley Easton   Baritone Saxophone
Harvey Fuqua   Vocals
A.J. Gladney   Drums
Jerome Green   Maracas
Pat Hare   Guitar
Henry "Sneaky Joe" Harris   Drums
Joe Harris   Drums
George Hunter   Drums
Ike Turner   Guitar
Clifton James   Drums
Elmore James   Guitar,Vocals
Gus Johnson   Drums
Syl Johnson   Guitar
Hosea Lee Kennard   Piano
Frank Kirkland   Drums
Ernest Lane   Piano
Lafayette Leake   Piano
S.P. Leary   Drums
Bobby Lester   Vocals
Eugene Lounge   Drums
Magic Sam   Guitar,Vocals
Muddy Waters   Guitar,Vocals
Bob Neely   Tenor Saxophone
Odie Payne   Drums
Earl Phillips   Drums
Wally Richardson   Guitar
Jimmy Rogers   Guitar,Vocals
Otis Rush   Guitar,Vocals
Washboard Sam   Vocals,Washboard
Charles Saunders   Drums
Sunnyland Slim   Piano,Vocals
Little Willie Smith   Harmonica
Otis Spann   Piano
Billy Stepney   Drums
Jasper Thomas   Drums
Mack Thompson   Bass
Luther Tucker   Guitar
Percy Walker   Drums
Lucius Washington   Tenor Saxophone
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Harmonica,Vocals
Jimmy Witherspoon   Vocals
Bob Woodfork   Bass Guitar
Rosetta Howard   Vocals
Willie Johnson   Guitar
Ollie Crawford   Guitar,Vocals
Little Sax Crowder   Tenor Saxophone
Ellis Hunter   Guitar
Little Willie Foster   Harmonica,Vocals
Earl Brown   Alto Saxophone
Ray Scott   Drums
Art Sims   Piano
Oliver Coleman   Drums
John Tinsley   Tenor Saxophone
Hal Ashby   Tenor Saxophone
Bernardo Dennis   Guitar,Vocals
Paul King   Trumpet
Johnnie Jones   Piano
Bill Anderson   Bass
Gene Gilmore   Piano,Vocals
Freddie Hall   Piano,Vocals
Pete Graves   Vocals
Charles Clark   Vocals
Alphonse Walker   Drums
David Myers   Guitar
Willie Hawthorne   Vocals
Teeno Yehire   Guitar
Herbert Robertson   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Harvey Fuqua   Composer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Jimmy Rogers   Composer
Dupree   Composer
Sam Coslow   Composer
Russell Beecher   Producer,Liner Notes
McDaniel   Composer
Horton   Composer
Chester Burnett   Composer

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