Willie Dixon - The Chess Box
Series: The Chess Box –
Format: 3 ×Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Box Set
Records are VG++
Cover VG+ has a 2 inch mark and some wear
Includes a 12-page booklet with lengthy liner notes and complete session information.
Released: 02 Jan 1990
Style: Chicago Blues
A1 Little Walter - My Babe
A2 Willie Dixon With Big Three Trio - Violent Love
A3 Eddie Boyd - Third Degree
A4 Willie Mabon - Seventh Son
A5 Willie Dixon - Crazy For My Baby
A6 Willie Dixon - Pain In My Heart
B1 Muddy Waters - (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man
B2 Howlin' Wolf - Evil
B3 Little Walter - Mellow Down Easy
B4 Jimmy Witherspoon - When The Lights Go Out
B5 Muddy Waters - Young Fashioned Ways
B6 Bo Diddley - Pretty Thing
C1 Muddy Waters - I'm Ready
C2 Lowell Fulson - Do Me Right
C3 Muddy Waters - I Just Want To Make Love To You
C4 Lowell Fulson - Tollin' Bells
C5 Willie Dixon - 29 Ways
C6 Willie Dixon - Walkin' The Blues
D1 Howlin' Wolf - Spoonful
D2 Otis Rush - You Know My Love
D3 Bo Diddley - You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover
D4 Howlin' Wolf - I Ain't Superstitious
D5 Muddy Waters - You Need Love
D6 Howlin' Wolf - Little Red Rooster
E1 Howlin' Wolf– - Back Door Man
E2 Little Walter - Dead Presidents
E3 Howlin' Wolf – Hidden Charms
E4 Muddy Waters - You Shook Me
E5 Sonny Boy Williamson - Bring It On Home
E6 Howlin' Wolf - 300 Pounds Of Joy
E7 Willie Dixon - Weak Brain, Narrow Mind
F1 Koko Taylor - Wang Dang Doodle
F2 Muddy Waters - The Same Thing
F3 Howlin' Wolf - Built For Comfort
F4 Little Milton - I Can't Quit You Baby
F5 Koko Taylor - Insane Asylum
Copyright (c)– MCA Records, Inc.
Phonographic Copyright (p)– MCA Records, Inc.
All if the recordings are digitally remastered from original mono and stereo Chess masters.
Tracks A2 & E7 previously unreleased.
Tracks A6 & E2 previously unreleased on album
Tracks A5, B5, C5 & D5 previously unreleased on U.S. album
Willie Dixon is the man who changed the style of the blues. As a songwriter and producer, the man was a genius. If you wanted a hit song, you went to Willie Dixon. Played it like he said play it, and sing it like he said sing it, and you damn near always had a hit. Willie Dixon taught bass players how to rock n roll. Listen to him on Chuck Berrys Chess recordings of Rock and Roll Music, and Reelin and Rockin. He took big band music and Mississippi blues and melded them into something new, opening the door for Motown and others to walk in and take it even further
Koko Taylor - Wang Dang Doodle
The guitar players name is Hound Dog Taylor legendary Chicago blues musician...Koko Taylor was a very sweet woman, and a class act all the way. Her voice, out of many, just hits the all the right notes. To me, for female vocalists, she is tops. Nothing can quite touch the original, but PJ Harvey does an good cover of this.
Wang Dang Doodle" is a blues song written by Willie Dixon for Howlin' Wolf at Chess Records in Chicago. It has been covered by many artists, including Love Sculpture, Koko Taylor, Z. Z. Hill, Ted Nugent, the Pointer Sisters, PJ Harvey, Grateful Dead, Ratdog, Savoy Brown, Charlie Watts, Booker T. & The MG's, Hindu Love Gods
Muddy Waters - The Same Thing
Little Walter - My Babe (1955)
Who's the king of all postwar blues harpists, Chicago division or otherwise? Why, the virtuosic Little Walter, without a solitary doubt. The fiery harmonica wizard took the humble mouth organ in dazzling amplified directions that were unimaginable prior to his ascendancy. His daring instrumental innovations were so fresh, startling, and ahead of their time that they sometimes sported a jazz sensibility, soaring and swooping in front of snarling guitars and swinging rhythms perfectly suited to Walter's pioneering flights of fancy.
Koko Taylor - Insane Asylum
Koko is the queen of female blues singers. Her voice says it all..
Koko Taylor/Wiliie Dixon It doesn't get any better..ko ko taylor was a one off never to be repeated she was an incredible singer with an amazing voice..
Muddy Waters - (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man ( LIVE - 1968)
yeah just realized this sounds just like if 6 was 9 - Hendrix
"Hoochie Coochie Man" (sometimes referred to as "(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man") is a blues standard written by Willie Dixon and first performed by Muddy Waters in 1954.
Robert Plant was heavily influenced by blues and Muddy Waters is the greatest blues musician of all time. That's why a lot of their early stuff like Led Zeppelin 1 was very bluesy.
Howlin' Wolf - Evil
This is what the blues is supposed to be, raw and soulful and filled with emotion and depth.