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Chicago blues songwriter/bassist Willie Dixon did most of his work behind the scenes, but here he lays claim to his incredible legacy, delivering new versions of classics he penned for Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Willie Mabon. While Dixon and drummer Clifton James inject some funk into "Back Door Man," most of the tunes—from spooky stomper "I Ain't Superstitious" to the simmering, sensual "You Shook Me" and randy slow-burner "Little Red Rooster"—receive an old-school treatment, with Dixon's authoritative vocals commanding the spotlight for a change.

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, would be crazy to NOT have this album in their music library, 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.


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. A producer,...
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