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I Am the Blues

Willie Dixon

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Album Review

The material is superb, consisting of some of Willie Dixon's best-known songs of the 1960s, and the production is smoothly professional, but none of the performances here are likely to make you forget the hits by Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, and others.

Customer Reviews

Originals by the Original

While Willie Dixon's songs are well known throughout the blues world, and have been turned into standards by the likes of Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters, it's great to hear them interpreted by the author. Many of the versions here are terrific. I particularly like "The Seventh Son", but they're all good. This album would be 5 stars, except I found the sound overall to be just a little "muddy". Someone needs to give this the good remastering job it deserves. Regardless, it's a nice listen.

THE Blues Bible

To say this is a great album is an understatement. WHO in the music industry has not covered these tunes, such as The Stones, The Doors,....good, but never as good as the author/blues master Willie Dixon. I would pick out a tune or two to have a potential blues fan focus on,...but they're ALL great, and ALL masterpieces in the blues world. I've said it before, and I'll say it again,...one would be crazy to NOT have this album in their music library,...it would be incomplete without it!

Vintage Willie Dixon

It's great to listen to this music. Willie is the grandfather of a lot of the blues tunes that we know from Howlin Wolf, Cream, Ten Years After and others. Just great music.

Biography

Born: July 1, 1915 in Vicksburg, MS

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s

Willie Dixon's life and work was virtually an embodiment of the progress of the blues, from an accidental creation of the descendants of freed slaves to a recognized and vital part of America's musical heritage. That Dixon was one of the first professional blues songwriters to benefit in a serious, material way — and that he had to fight to do it — from his work also made him an important symbol of the injustice that still informs the music industry, even at the end of the 20th century....
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