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I Am the Blues: The Willie Dixon Story

Willie Dixon

Published
ISBN : 9780306804151
Paperback
264 pages
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These are just a few of Willie Dixons contributions to blues, R&B, and rocknroll—songs performed by artists as varied as the Rolling Stones, Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, ZZ Top, the Doors, Sonny Boy Williamson, the Grateful Dead, Van Morrison,MoreThese are just a few of Willie Dixons contributions to blues, R&B, and rocknroll—songs performed by artists as varied as the Rolling Stones, Howlin Wolf, Muddy Waters, ZZ Top, the Doors, Sonny Boy Williamson, the Grateful Dead, Van Morrison, Megadeth, Eric Clapton, Let Zepplin, Tesla, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jeff Healey.I Am the Blues captures Willie Dixons inimitable voice and character as he tells his life story: the segregation of Visksburg Mississippi, where Dixon grew up- the prison farm from which he escaped and then hoboed his way north as a teenager- his equal-rights-based draft refusal in 1942- his work—as songwriter bassist, producer, and arranger—with Muddy Waters, Howlin Wolf, Little Walter, Bo Diddley, and Chuck Berry which shaped the definitive Chicago blues sound of Chess Records- and his legal battles to recapture the rights to his historic catalog of songs.