Montag, 18. Oktober 2010

Willie Dixon - "The Quiet Knight" - Live Chicago, January 24, 1974

Willie Dixon's life and work was virtually an embodiment of the progress of the blues, from an accidental creation of the descendants of freed slaves to a recognized and vital part of America's musical heritage. That Dixon was one of the first professional blues songwriters to benefit in a serious, material way — and that he had to fight to do it — from his work also made him an important symbol of the injustice that still informs the music industry, even at the end of the 20th century. A producer, songwriter, bassist, and singer, he helped Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, and others find their most commercially successful voices.
He probably wrote some of the most common known blues songs. To name a few, most of them included here: "Spoonfull", "Little Red Rooster", "Hoochie Coochie Man", "Down in the Bottom", "Back Door Man" & "Wang Dang Doodle".

His songs have become standards for blues players of all stripes and generations and you could argue that bands like Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones wouldn’t have existed as they did if it wasn’t for the great big Chicago bass player. He is to blues what George Gershwin is to jazz.

Here´s a classic, exellent sounding Blues show of the great Willie Dixon with his Allstar Band, broadcasted by WXRT-FM Chicago & recorded by Bob Craig to reel.

01-Intro Boogie
02-Crazy ´bout my Baby
03-Rock Me
04-I don´t trust nobody(when it comes to my Girl)
05-29 Ways
06-Wang Dang Doodle
07-Hoochie Coochie Man
08-Little Red Rooster
09-I think I got the Blues
10-My Baby
12-Closing Boogie
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