Willie Dixon

Willie Dixon

Blues Chicago Blues Jazz Singer-songwriter Root Blues
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 electric blues and rock 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 Shook Me,” and “Back Door Man”; many were later recorded by Muddy Waters, Elvis Presley, and the Rolling Stones.

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Top Albums

  • I Am the Blues
    I Am the Blues
  • The Chess Box
    The Chess Box
  • Poet Of The Blues
    Poet Of The Blues
  • Walkin' the Blues
    Walkin' the Blues
  • Willie's Blues
    Willie's Blues
  • The Original Wang Dang Doodle
    The Original Wang Dang Doodle
  • Hidden Charms
    Hidden Charms
  • The Chess Box, Volume 2
    The Chess Box, Volume 2
  • Big Three Trio
    Big Three Trio
  • Ginger Ale Afternoon
    Ginger Ale Afternoon
  • 8-Track - Willie Dixon
    8-Track - Willie Dixon
  • Poet Of the Blues  (Mojo Workin'- Blues For The Next Generation)
    Poet Of the Blues (Mojo Workin'- Blues For The Next Generation)
  • The Legend of Willie Dixon
    The Legend of Willie Dixon
  • Aux Trois Maillets
    Aux Trois Maillets
  • Spoonful (Remastered)
    Spoonful (Remastered)
  • 29 Ways (Remastered)
    29 Ways (Remastered)
  • Original Wang Dang Doodle
    Original Wang Dang Doodle
  • I Feel Like Steppin' Out
    I Feel Like Steppin' Out
  • The Original Wang Dang Doodle, The Chess Recordings & More
    The Original Wang Dang Doodle, The Chess Recordings & More
  • Chess Box
    Chess Box
  • Mojo Workin'
    Mojo Workin'
  • Walking the Blues (Remastered)
    Walking the Blues (Remastered)

Willie Dixon. Artist Bio

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 electric blues and rock 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 Shook Me,” and “Back Door Man”; many were later recorded by Muddy Waters, Elvis Presley, and the Rolling Stones.

Read more about Willie Dixon on Last.fm.


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