Remembering William James "Willie" Dixon (July 1, 1915 – January 29, 1992) who was an American blues musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and record producer.

Remembering William James "Willie" Dixon (July 1, 1915 – January 29, 1992) who was an American blues musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and record producer.

B.B. King, John Lee Hooker and Willie Dixon, Los Angeles, CA 1991  © PAUL NATKIN

B.B. King, John Lee Hooker and Willie Dixon, Los Angeles, CA 1991 © PAUL NATKIN

Willie Dixon- born in Mississippi in 1915, Dixon is considered one of the key figures in the creation of Chicago blues. He worked with Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Rush, Bo Diddley, Joe Louis Walker, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Koko Taylor, Little Milton, Eddie Boyd, Jimmy Witherspoon, Lowell Fulson, Willie Mabon, Memphis Slim, Washboard Sam, Jimmy Rogers, Sam Lay and others. He was portrayed in the movie "Cadillac Records by Cedric the Entertainer.

Willie Dixon- born in Mississippi in 1915, Dixon is considered one of the key figures in the creation of Chicago blues. He worked with Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Rush, Bo Diddley, Joe Louis Walker, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Koko Taylor, Little Milton, Eddie Boyd, Jimmy Witherspoon, Lowell Fulson, Willie Mabon, Memphis Slim, Washboard Sam, Jimmy Rogers, Sam Lay and others. He was portrayed in the movie "Cadillac Records by Cedric the Entertainer.

A classic picture....Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters & Buddy Guy at Chess studios, Chicago.

A classic picture....Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters & Buddy Guy at Chess studios, Chicago.

Willie Dixon - Back door man  Back Door Man" is a blues song written by Willie Dixon for Howlin' Wolf, released by Chess Records as a B-side to Wolf's "Wang Dang Doodle" in 1961. The song's author Willie Dixon recorded it on his 1970 album I Am The Blues.

Willie Dixon - Back door man Back Door Man" is a blues song written by Willie Dixon for Howlin' Wolf, released by Chess Records as a B-side to Wolf's "Wang Dang Doodle" in 1961. The song's author Willie Dixon recorded it on his 1970 album I Am The Blues.

Willie Dixon: Everyone's go-to bassist, legendary blues songwriter, and Chess Records secret weapon in dealing with competing egos.

Willie Dixon: Everyone's go-to bassist, legendary blues songwriter, and Chess Records secret weapon in dealing with competing egos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpxNJcNRwFA&feature=share&list=PL70B3783AD420260F&index=22

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpxNJcNRwFA&feature=share&list=PL70B3783AD420260F&index=22

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcqqyL-Y6Go&feature=share&list=PL70B3783AD420260F&index=21

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UcqqyL-Y6Go&feature=share&list=PL70B3783AD420260F&index=21

Willie Dixon - one of the best blues songwriters ever and bass player. "The blues is the roots, the rest is the fruits"....

Willie Dixon - one of the best blues songwriters ever and bass player. "The blues is the roots, the rest is the fruits"....

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