Willie Dixon- born in Mississippi in 1915, Dixon is considered one of the key figures in the creation of Chicago blues. He worked with Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Rush, Bo Diddley, Joe Louis Walker, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Koko Taylor, Little Milton, Eddie Boyd, Jimmy Witherspoon, Lowell Fulson, Willie Mabon, Memphis Slim, Washboard Sam, Jimmy Rogers, Sam Lay and others. He was portrayed in the movie "Cadillac Records by Cedric the Entertainer.

On this date (July in 1915 blues icon Willie Dixon was born.He is one of the most influential blues artists. over 500 songs many are classics

A classic picture....Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters & Buddy Guy at Chess studios, Chicago.

Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters & Buddy Guy recording in Chess studios.

The great Willie Dixon in the Chess records studio....

Willie Dixon in the Chess records studio. Dixon was a blues musician, composer and producer, and a grammy award winner.

Willie Dixon, Big Joe Williams and Memphis Slim

Blues greats Willie Dixon, Big Joe Williams and Memphis Slim on a Chicago street, mid

B.B. King, John Lee Hooker and Willie Dixon, Los Angeles, CA 1991 Photo Paul Natkin

B.B. King, John Lee Hooker and Willie Dixon

King, John Lee Hooker and Willie Dixon, Los Angeles, CA 1991 © PAUL NATKIN, 1991 This photograph was taken at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in Los Angeles before the press conference announcing the 1991 Benson and Hedges blues tour.

Willie Dixon, Little Richard, Bo Diddley and Chuck Berry....Princes of the Blues and so much more.....

The Kings of Rock and Roll. Willie Dixon, Little Richard, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry in 1986 (from the documentary "Hail! Rock 'n' Roll").

Willie Dixon: Everyone's go-to bassist, legendary blues songwriter, and Chess Records secret weapon in dealing with competing egos.

Willie Dixon: y'alls go-to bassist, legendary blues songwriter, 'n Chess Records secret weapon in dealing wit' competing egos!

Willie Dixon - one of the best blues songwriters ever and bass player. "The blues is the roots, the rest is the fruits"....

Willie Dixon was born 98 years ago today. A blues musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and record producer, Dixon was a Grammy Award winner who was proficient on both the upright bass and the guitar and as a vocalist.

Willie Dixon - Back door man  Back Door Man" is a blues song written by Willie Dixon for Howlin' Wolf, released by Chess Records as a B-side to Wolf's "Wang Dang Doodle" in 1961. The song's author Willie Dixon recorded it on his 1970 album I Am The Blues.

Willie Dixon - Back door man Back Door Man" is a blues song written by Willie Dixon for Howlin' Wolf, released by Chess Records as a B-side to Wolf's "Wang Dang Doodle" in The song's author Willie Dixon recorded it on his 1970 album I Am The Blues.

"It don't matter if you're young or old, get your shit together, let the good times roll"    Albert King -B.B King - Robert Cray - Ry Cooder  -Etta James - Willie Di...

Albert King-B.B King-Kokoa Taylor-Robert Cray-Ry Cooder-Etta James-Willie Dixon-Junior

Pete Seeger at the Village Gate with Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon [CD]

Pete Seeger at the Village Gate with Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon [CD]

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Willie Dixon – I Am The Blues When I was comin’ up as a young blues music fan, there was a lot to learn, and not too many ways to learn it, outside of just plain ol’ listenin&

Willie Dixon - "Bassology" .. 1966 Let the professor give you a dog house bass lesson in "Bassology!" Fantastic bass slappin' by one of the premiere Blues/Rock and Roll Masters.

1966 Let the professor give you a dog house bass lesson in "Bassology!" Fantastic bass slappin' by one of the premiere Blues/Rock and Roll Masters.

Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, Joe Cocker

Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, Joe Cocker

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