I Am the Blues: The Willie Dixon Story

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Basic Books, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 264 pages
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These are just a few of Willie Dixon's contributions to blues, R&B, and rock'n'roll—songs performed by artists as varied as the Rolling Stones, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, ZZ Top, the Doors, Sonny Boy Williamson, the Grateful Dead, Van Morrison, Megadeth, Eric Clapton, Let Zepplin, Tesla, Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Jeff Healey.I Am the Blues captures Willie Dixon's inimitable voice and character as he tells his life story: the segregation of Visksburg Mississippi, where Dixon grew up; the prison farm from which he escaped and then hoboed his way north as a teenager; his equal-rights-based draft refusal in 1942; his work—as songwriter bassist, producer, and arranger—with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Bo Diddley, and Chuck Berry which shaped the definitive Chicago blues sound of Chess Records; and his legal battles to recapture the rights to his historic catalog of songs.
  

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WOW!!!
I REMEBER THE FIRST TIME I PICKED THIS BOOK UP & READ IT.
THE STORY ABOUT MY GRANDAFTHER..
I AM THE BLUES:THE WILLIE DIXON STORY. THE STORY OF OUR LIFE....
I 'D PERSONALLY LIKE TOO GIVE A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO "DON SNOWDEN" FOR HIS EXCELLENCE.
NOW I'VE ALWAYS BEEN ONE TOO TELL IT LIKE IT IS RIGHT & I'VE NOTICED A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT ARE MISSING OUT THE BOOK., LIKE FOR INSTANCE "THE LIFE OF MY GRANDMOTHER ELNORA FRANKLIN" THE BEGINING ,THE ROCK, THE ONE TRUE LOVE,
THE LITTLE OL' COMMON LAW WIFE THAT BIRTH WILLIE DIXON'S FIRST 7 KIDS..
WILLIE DIXON JR.(PERFORMER)
FREDDY DIXON (BASSIST)
EVETTE DIXON (DAUGHTER & MANAGER)
ELNORIA DIXON a.k.a. B.B. (BLUES & JAZZ PERFORMER)
LOUIS DIXON
BOBBY DIXON (KEYBOARDIST)
JOHNNIE "TERRY" DIXON(MY MOTHER)
SOME SAY A PARAGRAPH IS ENOUGH, BUT I SAY LETS TELL THE ENTIRE STORY..
PEOPLE OFTEN TELL ME THEY KNOW ALL ABOUT THE DIXON'S.. ALL I CAN SAY IS IT'S ALWAY MORE TOO THE STORY.
TOMIKO DIXON "LIVING IN THE BLUES"
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Contents

Am The Blues 6
206
Postscript
228
Willie Dixons Songs
247
Sources
255
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About the author (1989)

Don Snowden, a regular contributor to the Los Angeles Times for over 15 years, has supplemented Dixon's reflections with interviews with other performers and Chess insiders, a comprehensive discography, and a list of the major artists who have recorded his songs.

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