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VA - Willie Dixon's Blues Dixonary, Volume 5 (1993)

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VA - Willie Dixon's Blues Dixonary, Volume 5 (1993)

VA - Willie Dixon's Blues Dixonary, Volume 5 (1993)
featuring Koko Taylor, Howlin' Wolf, Little Milton and Muddy Waters

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 403 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Roots | # RTS 33049 | Time: 01:08:15

As the main songwriter for Chicago's Chess label, bassist/singer Willie Dixon was one of the most influential and prolific figures in blues. Although he often served as a session player for other well-known musicians, his soulful presence was always felt, as revealed on this excellent 19-track collection which features Dixon performing with Koko Taylor, Howlin' Wolf, Little Milton and Muddy Waters.

VA - Willie Dixon: Boss Of The Chicago Blues (2001)

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VA - Willie Dixon: Boss Of The Chicago Blues (2001)

VA - Willie Dixon: Boss Of The Chicago Blues (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 307 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb
Label: Fuel 2000 | # 302 061 497 2 | Time: 00:57:42 | Scans included
Genre: Chicago Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Jump Blues, Rock & Roll

As the main songwriter for Chicago's Chess label, bassist/singer Willie Dixon was one of the most influential and prolific figures in blues. Although he often served as a session player for other well-known musicians, his soulful presence was always felt, as revealed on this excellent 18-track collection which features Dixon performing with Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Magic Sam, Otis Rush, and other blues luminaries.

Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon - Aux Trois Mailletz (1963) [Reissue 1993]

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Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon - Aux Trois Mailletz (1963) [Reissue 1993]

Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon - Aux Trois Mailletz (1963) [Reissue 1993]
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 246 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 111 MB | Covers - 7 MB
Genre: Blues, Boogie-Woogie | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Verve (519 729-2)

It is a blues date, with a fair amount of boogie-woogie. The two veterans, who had worked together previously, are joined by drummer Phillipe Combelle during the two 1962 sessions recorded at Les Trois Mailletz, complete with a typically out of tune piano and a fair amount of noise from the audience at times. The pianist's gruff voice dominates a fair amount of the performances, although most of the songs are Dixon's. The bassist steals the show during the opener, "Rocking and Rolling the House," with a fine solo. In fact, the only standard not written by either man is a campy miniature take of Big Bill Broonzy's "All by Myself." Blues fans will want up to pick up this live recording by two legendary musicians.

Willie Dixon - I Am the Blues (1970) [MFSL]

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Willie Dixon - I Am the Blues (1970) [MFSL]

Willie Dixon - I Am the Blues (1970)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 239 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues | Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab | # MFCD 872 | Time: 00:43:56

I Am the Blues is the sixth studio Chicago blues album released in 1970 by the well-known bluesman Willie Dixon. The album features songs written by Dixon and originally performed by other artists for Chess Records (Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Willie Mabon).

Willie Dixon & VA - Giant of the Blues (2008) 2CDs

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Willie Dixon & VA - Giant of the Blues (2008) 2CDs

Willie Dixon & VA - Giant of the Blues (2008)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 687 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 361 Mb | Scans ~ 63 Mb | 02:37:55
Chicago Blues, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Blues Boulevard/Music Avenue | # 250196

When Willie Dixon left his native Mississippi and traveled north to Chicago, he almost single-handedly dragged the blues with him into the modern era, giving the country blues a hard, new sheen with his deft songwriting, sturdy bass playing, and his considerable talents as a producer and arranger. This two-disc, 47-track set catches Dixon wearing all of his hats, with the first disc featuring him in the studio and in concert (including several live tracks with Johnny Winter) and the second spotlighting his bass playing and production work with the likes of Robert Nighthawk, Eddie Boyd, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Lowell Fulson, Bo Diddley, Willie Mabon, and Howlin' Wolf. What emerges is a well-rounded portrait and introduction to one of the major architects of the modern blues sound.

Willie Dixon - Ginger Ale Afternoon [OST] (1989)

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Willie Dixon - Ginger Ale Afternoon [OST] (1989)

Willie Dixon - Ginger Ale Afternoon [OST] (1989)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 241 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 116 MB | Covers - 17 MB
Genre: Blues, Soundtrack | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Varese Sarabande (VSD-5234)

The soundtrack to an obscure movie. "What I have tried to explain for years I've been able to express through this score". So says the Blues master and composer of this album in his sleeve notes.

VA - The Perfect Blues Collection: 25 Original Albums (2011) 25 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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VA - The Perfect Blues Collection: 25 Original Albums (2011) 25 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

VA - The Perfect Blues Collection: 25 Original Albums (2011) 25 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 6.3 Gb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 3 Gb | Scans included
Label: Sony Music | # 886977200922 | Time: 18:49:52
Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Jazz-Blues, Gospel, Blues-Rock

25 CD box set. Following the model of The Perfect Jazz Collection, this format comes in a cube lift off lid box, holding 25 original albums by 25 different artists. All original albums are replicated in mini jacket sleeves. This excellent value package, contains albums by legendary performers from the Blues genre ranging from 1951-2003; across some real classic albums, from Stevie Ray Vaughan, Aretha Franklin, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Taj Mahal, Etta James and many others.

Willie Dixon - Live in Chicago - 1984 (2015)

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Willie Dixon - Live in Chicago - 1984 (2015)

Willie Dixon - Live in Chicago - 1984 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 328 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 137 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues | Label: Hi Hat | # HH 015CD | Time: 00:43:15

Willie Dixon is one of the fathers of modern American blues, and had a profound influence on Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and countless others. This superb 1984 performance was recorded for FM radio broadcast at a tiny club at 7644 North Sheridan Road on Chicago's north side, and captures the great man in fine form performing a selection of self-penned classics. The complete broadcast is presented here in digitally remastered sound with background notes and images.

Willie Dixon - The Original Wang Dang Doodle: The Chess Recordings & More [Recorded 1954-1990] (1995)

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Willie Dixon - The Original Wang Dang Doodle: The Chess Recordings & More [Recorded 1954-1990] (1995)

Willie Dixon - The Original Wang Dang Doodle: The Chess Recordings & More [Recorded 1954-1990] (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 204 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 109 MB | Covers - 46 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: MCA Records (CHMD 9353)

This is a good collection of hard-to-find and previously unreleased Dixon sides, although there are several Chess tracks that were left off that would have made it much more valuable. The title track is especially worthwhile, as is "Tail Dragger," but it is also easy to see from this collection why Dixon was never quite a star in his own right as a performer - he has a good voice, but not a very memorable or powerful one, compared with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf et al.

Willie Dixon - The Big Three Trio [Recorded 1947-1952] (1990)

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Willie Dixon - The Big Three Trio [Recorded 1947-1952] (1990)

Willie Dixon - The Big Three Trio [Recorded 1947-1952] (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 170 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 132 MB | Covers - 45 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Columbia (CK 46216)

The only domestic compilation celebrating this trio's accomplishments is a 21-track affair containing Willie Dixon's "dozens" diatribe "Signifying Monkey," the catchy "Tell That Woman" (later covered by Peter, Paul & Mary as "Big Boat Up the River"), and several crackling instrumentals ("Big 3 Boogie," "Hard Notch Boogie Beat") that show what fine musicianship this triumvirate purveyed. Points off, though, for not including their only legit hit, "You Sure Look Good to Me."

Willie Dixon - Hidden Charms (1988)

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Willie Dixon - Hidden Charms (1988)

Willie Dixon - Hidden Charms (1988)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 282 MB | Covers included
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Capitol/Bug Records (ZD74930), 1991

Shortly before his death in 1992, Dixon won a Grammy in 1988 for Hidden Charms. Not one of Dixon's stronger albums, Hidden Charms obviously gave the Grammy voters a chance to recognize someone who'd completely altered the blues. Not bad for roughly 70 years of struggle in the Depression, in the boxing ring, in jails, in recording studios, and in courtrooms. Dixon's ring career might have been short-lived, but he was a fighter to the core.

Sonny Terry with Johnny Winter & Willie Dixon - Whoopin' (1984)

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Sonny Terry with Johnny Winter & Willie Dixon - Whoopin' (1984)

Sonny Terry with Johnny Winter & Willie Dixon - Whoopin' (1984)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 291 MB | Covers (7 MB) included
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Alligator Records (ALCD 4734)

The textbook charge usually levelled against Alligator sessions are that they're sanitized. You couldn't lodge that one against this set with a straight face; if anything, somebody turned Sonny Terry loose. It didn't hurt that Johnny Winter was around on guitar and piano, playing gritty blues with a passion. It didn't help that Terry didn't put any amplified muscle behind his harmonica, however. Otherwise, this is a strong session.

Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon - Aux Trois Mailletz (1963) [Reissue 2000]

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Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon - Aux Trois Mailletz (1963) [Reissue 2000]

Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon - Aux Trois Mailletz (1963) [Reissue 2000]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 267 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 111 MB | Covers - 43 MB
Genre: Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (519 729-2)

Although this CD by pianist Memphis Slim and bassist Willie Dixon is marketed as a part of Verve's Jazz in Paris reissue series, it is, of course, a blues date, with a fair amount of boogie-woogie. The two veterans, who had worked together previously, are joined by drummer Phillipe Combelle during the two 1962 sessions recorded at Les Trois Mailletz, complete with a typically out of tune piano and a fair amount of noise from the audience at times. The pianist's gruff voice dominates a fair amount of the performances, although most of the songs are Dixon's. The bassist steals the show during the opener, "Rocking and Rolling the House," with a fine solo. In fact, the only standard not written by either man is a campy miniature take of Big Bill Broonzy's "All by Myself." Blues fans will want up to pick up this live recording by two legendary musicians.