The Willie Dixon Story

Various Artists

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4
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Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Blues
Label
Proper Box
Released
March 26, 2012

Format: Compact Disc

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Description

When Willie Dixon wrote his autobiography he elected to name it 'I Am the Blues'. Any other person claiming such a title would be thrown to the wolves but with Willie Dixon you just can't argue with his claim. The songs he wrote, artists he nurtured, his session work, as well as his vital role as a the general Mr. Fix-it for both Chess Records and Cobra Records, render him as not just one of the most important figures in the history of Blues but as a key component to the make-up of modern popular music in general.

Proper Records presents anoither of their famous 4 CD sets this time focussing on this legend with individual discs given over to Dixon as a Performer, The Session Man, The Songwriter and The Record Company Man.

100 tracks featuring Dixon of course along with the likes of Buddy Guy, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Rush and many many more.

All the hallmarks are here, booklet with story, discographical information, rare photos and remastered recordings.

Press Quotes

"Few musicians could lay claim to having had such a creative and durable impact on their chosen field as producer, songwriter, bassist, arranger and singer Willie Dixon."

R2 (4*)

"Breathtaking."

Mojo (5*)

"... Dixon created with a relentless fervour and his huge, near perfect catalogue of songs became hits for (or were ripped off by) Howlin' Wolf, Cream, Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones."

Q Magazine (4*)

More Info

Key Value
Catalogue number PROPERBOX166
Barcode 0805520021661
Number of items 4
Packaging type Box Set
Imported No
Weight 148g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 126mm x 18mm x 130mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. The Four Jumps Of Jive - It's Just The Blues -
2. The Five Breezes - Sweet Louise -
3. The Big Three Trio - Signifying Monkey -
4. Willie Dixon-Walkin'the Blues -
5. Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim-I Got A Razor -
6. The Big Three Trio-My Love Will Never Die -
7. Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim-Built For Comfort -
8. The Five Breezes-Minute And Hour Blues -
9. The Big Three Trio-No One To Love Me -
10. Willie Dixon-Pain In My Heart -
11. Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim-Unlucky -
12. The Big Three Trio-I Ain't Gonna Be Your Monkey Man -
13. The Five Breezes-Swinging The Blues -
14. Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim-Move Me -
15. The Big Three Trio-Big Three Boogie -
16. Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim-Roll And Tumble -
17. Willie Dixon-29 Ways -
18. The Big Three Trio-Violent Love -
19. The Five Breezes-Just A Jitterbug -
20. Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim-Beer Drinking Woman -
21. The Big Three Trio-Don't Let The Music Die -
22. Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim-Go Easy -
23. The Big Three Trio-You Sure Look Good To Me -
24. Willie Dixon-Crazy For My Baby -
25. The Big Three Trio-If The Sea Was Whiskey -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Rosetta Howard-Ebony Rhapsody -
2. Robert Nighthawk-Sweet Black Angel -
3. Reverend Robert Ballinger-How I Got Over -
4. Junior Wells-Hoodoo Man -
5. Chuck Berry-Maybellene -
6. Muddy Waters-Got My Mojo Working -
7. Bo Diddley-Mona -
8. Junior Wells-Tomorrow Night -
9. Jimmy Reed-Meet Me -
10. Sonny Boy Williamson-Fattening Frogs For Snakes -
11. Freddie Hall-Can't This Be Mine -
12. Muddy Waters-Mannish Boy -
13. John Brim-Be Careful What You Do -
14. Junior Wells-‘Bout The Break Of Day -
15. Buddy Guy-Try To Quit You Baby -
16. Little Walter-Last Night -
17. The Moonglows-Sincerely -
18. Junior Wells-I Could Cry -
19. Eddie Boyd-24 Hours -
20. Reverend Robert Ballinger-This Train -
21. Sonny Boy Williamson-Mellow Chick Swing -
22. Washboard Sam-Soap And Water Blues -
23. Junior Wells-Lovey Dovey Lovey One -
24. Jimmy Rogers-Walkin' By Myself -
25. Chuck Berry-Johnny B. Goode -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. Muddy Waters-I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man -
2. Willie Mabon-The Seventh Son -
3. Little Walter-My Babe -
4. Howlin' Wolf-Spoonful -
5. Buddy Guy-Sit And Cry(The Blues) -
6. Charles Clark-Hidden Charms -
7. Muddy Waters-Close To You -
8. Bo Diddley-Pretty Thing -
9. Junior Wells-Cha Cha Cha In Blue -
10. Betty Everett-Killer Diller -
11. Lowell Fulson-Do Me Right -
12. Muddy Waters-I'm Ready -
13. Little Walter-Mellow Down Easy -
14. Howlin' Wolf-Back Door Man -
15. Bo Diddley-Diddy Wah Diddy -
16. Elmore James-I Can't Hold Out -
17. Lee Jackson-Fishin' In My Pond -
18. Muddy Waters-Just Make To Love To Me -
19. Howlin' Wolf-Evil -
20. Eddie Boyd-Third Degree -
21. Lowell Fulson-Tollin' Bells -
22. Junior Wells-Two Headed Woman -
23. Jimmy Witherspoon-When The Lights Go Out -
24. Muddy Waters-Young Fashioned Ways -
25. Howlin' Wolf-Wang Dang Doodle -

Disc 4

Track Listing — Disc 4

Song Title Time
1. Otis Rush-All Your Love -
2. Magic Sam-Love Me With A Feeling -
3. Howlin' Wolf-The Red Rooster -
4. Walter Horton-Have A Good Time -
5. Otis Rush-Keep On Loving Me Baby -
6. Little Willie Foster-Crying The Blues -
7. Magic Sam-All My Whole Life -
8. Howlin' Wolf-Forty Four -
9. Arbee Stidham-When I Find My Baby -
10. Otis Rush-It Takes Time -
11. Sunnyland Slim-It's You Baby -
12. Magic Sam-All Night Long -
13. Charles Clark-Row Your Boat -
14. Guitar Shorty-You Don't Treat Me Right -
15. Howlin' Wolf-Smokestack Lightnin' -
16. Otis Rush-Sit Down Baby -
17. Betty Everett-My Life Depends On You -
18. Magic Sam-21 Days In Jail -
19. Walter Horton-Need My Baby -
20. Harold Burrage-Satisfied -
21. Otis Rush-I Can't Quit You Baby -
22. Little Wille Foster-Little Girl -
23. Guitar Shorty-Irma Lee -
24. Betty Everett-My Love -
25. Magic Sam-All Your Love -