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Willie Dixon (born July 1, 1915, Vicksburg, Miss., U.S.-died Jan. 29, 1992, Burbank, Calif.) was a U.S. musician who influenced the emergence of and music. In 1936 Dixon moved from his native Mississippi to Chicago, won an Illinois Golden Gloves boxing championship, and began selling his songs. He played double bass in several bands before joining Chess Records. His lively compositions, which he sold for as little as $30, included “Little Red Rooster,” “You… read more

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  • Super Blues! http://goodtimecollective.bandcamp.com/album/preacher-the-bear-and-their-super-blues-sound
  • You got a boy chile comin
  • happy heavenly birthday daddy dixon:)
  • I don't know how accurately the tag was used but it is probably worth checking the tag radio http://www.last.fm/tag/Willie+Dixon
  • Worthwhile noting that NO other blues musician has ever had as many artists cover his material, bar-none. His catalogue helped create what is now rock and roll. Every collection should include at least Giant Of The Blues double album. An absolute genius.
  • This guy was / is awesome! <3
  • Happy Birthday
  • American Folk Blues Festival group: http://www.last.fm/group/American+Folk+Blues+Festival
  • How come no one has made film of his life?
  • No need to be a "Back Door Man", Willie, you've earned a grand entrance through the front! The songs this cat wrote gave birth to rock!

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