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I Am the Blues: The Willie Dixon Story (Da Capo Paperback)

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Publisher Comments:

These are just a few of Willie Dixon's contributions to blues, R&B, and rock'n'roll—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 Dixon's 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.

Synopsis:

“Bring It on Home” “Back Door Man” “I Can't Quit You Baby”“You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover” “I Just Wanna Make Love to You” “Im Ready” “I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man” “Little Red Rooster” “Mellow Down Easy” “My Babe” “Same Thing” “Spoonful” “Wang Wang Doodle” “You Shook Me” “I Aint Superstitious”

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-256) and index.

About the Author

Don Snowden, a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times for over 15 years, has supplemented Dixon's reflections with interviews with other performers and Chess insiders, a comprehensive discography, and a list of the major artists who have recorded his songs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306804151
With:
Snowden, Don
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
With:
Snowden, Don
Author:
Snowden, Elizabeth M.
Author:
Dixon, Willie
Author:
Snowden, Don
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Blues
Subject:
Rhythm & Blues
Subject:
Music
Subject:
Blues musicians
Subject:
Instrumental
Subject:
Blues musicians -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Blues musicians -- United States.
Subject:
Dixon, Willie
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Soul & R&B
Subject:
Music-Soul and Motown
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Da Capo Paperback
Series Volume:
v. 12, p. [95]-113
Publication Date:
19900831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 11.8 oz

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“Bring It on Home” “Back Door Man” “I Can't Quit You Baby”“You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover” “I Just Wanna Make Love to You” “Im Ready” “I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man” “Little Red Rooster” “Mellow Down Easy” “My Babe” “Same Thing” “Spoonful” “Wang Wang Doodle” “You Shook Me” “I Aint Superstitious”
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