Willie Dixon, a Chicago blues artist & songwriting legend. He wrote or co-wrote over 500 songs and his work has been recorded by some of the best-known blues musicians of his era, including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, and Buddy Guy.

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The Best of Chess Records - Chuck Berry, Etta James, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf & Bo Diddley. - Daedalus Books Online

Chess Records royalty: Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley. Some of the core riffs created by them and others were the basis of a wide amount of Rock n' Roll. Many or their (and labelmate Chuck Berry's) songs were copied by many famous Rock n' Roll bands and artists such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys and Eric Clapton.

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Minnie Riperton (Nov. 8, 1947 – July 12, 1979) was an American singer-songwriter best known for her 1975 single "Lovin' You". She was married to songwriter & music producer Richard Rudolph from 1972 until her death in the summer of 1979. They had two children: music engineer Marc Rudolph & actress/comedienne Maya Rudolph. She grew up on Chicago's South Side & early in her career sang backup on Chess Records sessions for Etta James, Fontella Bass, Bo Diddley, Ramsey Lewis, Chuck Berry…

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