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I Am the Blues : The Willie Dixon Story
by Willie Dixon and Don Snowden


Overview - I Am the Blues captures Willie Dixon's inimitable voice and character as he tells his life story: the segregation of Vicksburg, 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
I Am the Blues captures Willie Dixon's inimitable voice and character as he tells his life story: the segregation of Vicksburg, 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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  • ISBN-13: 9780306804151
  • ISBN-10: 0306804158
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publish Date: August 1990
  • Page Count: 264
  • Dimensions: 8.41 x 5.38 x 0.69 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.81 pounds


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