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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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  • Avatar for goodtimerecords
    Super Blues! http://goodtimecollective.bandcamp.com/album/preacher-the-bear-and-their-super-blues-sound
  • Avatar for Songs_of_Myself
    You got a boy chile comin
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    happy heavenly birthday daddy dixon:)
  • Avatar for headey
    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
  • Avatar for BJBooth
    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.
  • Avatar for Strobozirgs
    This guy was / is awesome! <3
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    Happy Birthday
  • Avatar for Forteski
    American Folk Blues Festival group: http://www.last.fm/group/American+Folk+Blues+Festival
  • Avatar for jonacarter01
    How come no one has made film of his life?
  • Avatar for Druid66
    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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