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Willie Dixon

( American bluesman)

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Dixon was the producer Chess Records and is considered one of the founders of the Chicago school of blues. Among the musicians, . with whom he recorded, . - Chuck Berry, . Muddy Waters, . Howlin 'Wolf, . Otis Rush, . Bo Diddley, . Little Walter, . Sonny Boy Williamson, . Koko Taylor, . Little Milton, . Eddie Boyd, . Jimmy Witherspoon, . Lowell Fulson, . Willie Meybon, . Memphis Slim, . Uoshbord Sam, . Jimmy Rogers.,
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. Willie Dixon was born into a poor family of agricultural workers and himself at an early age he worked in the fields, laboring in different specialties
. Even then, he composed and sang songs and participated in church choirs and amateur choirs. From uncontrolled, violent father, Willie unasledovl explosive and a teenager, double up in prison. Dixon's musical career began in 1936 after moving to Chicago, but some time was under threat: in 1938 he became the champion of Illinois in boxing and flirted with the idea to devote to this task-life balance. The decisive was his acquaintance with guitarist Leo Kastonom (Leonard 'Baby Boo' Caston): around this duo, and soon formed an ensemble Five Breezes. In 1941, . when the group became known in Chicago and has released several dance records, . Dixon was again in trouble with the law: he refused to serve in the U.S. Army, . where the court has stated publicly, . that refuses to American citizenship in protest against the infringement of the rights of Negroes,
. Coming to freedom (the sentence he imposed was not), . he collected cnachala Four Jumps Of Jive, . then - The Big Three Trio (with Leo Kastonom and guitarist Ollie Crawford): the group has released several records each - respectively for Mercury and Columbia.,

. From 1948 to Dixon begins era of cooperation with bluesmen: it departs from the pop scene and became full-time instrumentalist record company Chess Records, . where he soon gets the post of head of artists and repertoire (A & R),
. Here he first began to record under his own name. In 1954, Dixon blues performed with nationwide success of Muddy Waters, Howlin 'Wolf and Little Walter: starts off Dickson author. In the early 60-ies to his song heritage back rock band the next generation: The Rolling Stones, The Yardbirds, later - Cream and Led Zeppelin. All this time, Dixon (actively cooperating with the rock-n-rollschikami - Chuck Berry, . Bo Diddley) - do not lose connection with the Chicago scene, . contributing to the emergence of young bluesmen (Otis Rush, . Buddy Guy and others) with his name is linked off the singer Koko Taylor, . some time withstood the title of American 'blues queen', . as well as the first success of Johnny Winter,
. By 1970, output is perhaps the most famous solo album Dickson I'm The Blues: a collection of his best things in rock arrangements of. Only in 1991 the music industry has recognized the enormous contribution of Willie Dixon in the development of modern music: he received his first and only 'Grammy'.


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