WILLIE DIXON - I AM THE BLUES

WILLIE DIXON

I AM THE BLUES

1LP
The songs of William James "Willie" Dixon (1915-1992) have been popularized by artists such as The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Eric Clapton, Cream, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. And way before that, he's been responsible for many of the hit recordings by original blues icons like Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter and Howlin' Wolf.
  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Remastered audio
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Catalog # : MOVLP493Format : 1 LP, 180 gramReleasedate : 2012-02-23
Barcode : 8718469530380Sleeve : 3mmOriginal Release : 1970 

Side A

1. Back Door Man
2. I Can't Quit You, Baby
3. The Seventh Son
4. Spoonful

Side B

1. I Ain't Superstitious
2. You Shook Me
3. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
4. The Little Red Rooster
5. The Same Thing

Chicago Bluesman Willie Dixon was perhaps best known for his songwriting. He wrote or co-wrote over 500 songs and his songs have been recorded by some of the best-known blues musicians of his era, including Muddy Waters, Magic Sam, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson. On top of that, he involved himself in the production of their records, selecting the songs and the musicians, overseeing the rehearsals, etc.

Later, his songs were popularized by artists like The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Eric Clapton, Cream, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, whose "Whole Lotta Love" was based on Dixon´s "You Need Love" (and they covered tunes such as "I Can't Quit You Baby" and "You Shook Me"). On this 1970 LP, the quintessential blues songwriter performs his own tunes - each one a classic: "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man", "The Little Red Rooster", " Spoonful" and of course "Back Door Man" to name but a few! 

Long overdue, the album was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1986, whereas Willie Dixon was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. Finally receiving recognition for his huge role in shaping modern blues.

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Remastered audio