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

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The great Willie Dixon in the Chess records studio....

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Willie Dixon, Big Joe Williams and Memphis Slim, unknown source

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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.

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Johnny Winter and Willie Dixon perform at ChicagoFest, Chicago, Illinois, July 29, 1978

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

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

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Prolific blues songwriter and bassist, Willie Dixon

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Willie Dixon - Blues Festival this month to celebrate our 12th Anniversary! May 19th & 20th.

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