Willie_Dixon_1979_ Wiki photo by Len Carlson creative commons

Willie Dixon documentary I Am The Blues

Willie_Dixon_1979_ Wiki photo by Len Carlson creative commons
Willie_Dixon_1979_ Wiki photo by Len Carlson creative commons

I am the Blues – Willie Dixon

Willie Dixon is the man who changed the style of the blues. As a songwriter and producer, the man was a genius. If you wanted a hit song, you went to Willie Dixon. Played it like he said play it, and sing it like he said sing it, and you damn near always had a hit. Willie Dixon taught bass players how to rock ‘n’ roll.

Listen to him on Chuck Berry’s Chess recordings of “Rock and Roll Music,”and “Reelin’ and Rockin”. He took big band music and Mississippi blues and melded them into something new, opening the door for Motown and others to walk in and take it even further.

Dixon wrote songs for Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Koko Taylor, Little Walter and many more blues

The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding.
– Willie Dixon –

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