The Songs of Willie Dixon

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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
The Songs of Willie Dixon finds a number of mostly contemporary blues practitioners paying tribute to the legendary composer/bassist. Of course, it isn't difficult to pick quality material out of Dixon's catalog, so the collection will sink or swim with the performances. And, for the most part, they're pretty good, with some interesting, modern recastings of the original arrangements. Although there are some misfires, it isn't for lack of commitment, falling more into the valiant-attempt category; plus, the vast majority of the songs are successful. Some of the highlights are provided by Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Tab Benoit, Kenny Neal, ...
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All Music Guide - Steve Huey
The Songs of Willie Dixon finds a number of mostly contemporary blues practitioners paying tribute to the legendary composer/bassist. Of course, it isn't difficult to pick quality material out of Dixon's catalog, so the collection will sink or swim with the performances. And, for the most part, they're pretty good, with some interesting, modern recastings of the original arrangements. Although there are some misfires, it isn't for lack of commitment, falling more into the valiant-attempt category; plus, the vast majority of the songs are successful. Some of the highlights are provided by Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Tab Benoit, Kenny Neal, Eddie Shaw, and Deborah Coleman.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/24/1999
  • Label: Telarc
  • UPC: 089408345227
  • Catalog Number: 83452

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Spoonful (4:07)
  2. 2 When The Lights Go Out - John Mooney (2:28)
  3. 3 Do Me Right (3:24)
  4. 4 Mellow Down Easy (3:57)
  5. 5 Bring It On Me (3:08)
  6. 6 I Ain't Superstitious (4:03)
  7. 7 Crazy For My Baby (3:21)
  8. 8 Wang Dang Doodle (3:16)
  9. 9 The Same Thing (4:46)
  10. 10 Shakin' The Shack (3:33)
  11. 11 My Love Will Never Die - Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson (5:48)
  12. 12 Good Understanding (3:08)
  13. 13 If The Seas Was Whiskey (4:23)
  14. 14 I Just Want To Make Love To You (2:55)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Willie Dixon Track Performer
Ronnie Earl Guitar
Eddie Kirkland Guitar, Vocals
John Mooney Guitar, Vocals
Kenny Neal Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Eddie Shaw Saxophone, Vocals
Luther "Guitar Junior" Johnson Vocals
Sonny Landreth Guitar
Jerry Portnoy Harmonica
Tab Benoit Guitar, Vocals
Calvin "Fuzz" Jones Bass
Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Guitar, Vocals
Rod Carey Bass
John Ellison Vocals
Harold Floyd Bass
Per Hanson Drums
Joe Krown Piano
David Maxwell Piano
Christine Ohlman Vocals, Background Vocals, Vocal Harmony
David Peters Drums
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith Drums, Vocals, Track Performer
Doug Wainoris Guitar, Vocals
Eric Demmer Saxophone
Deborah Coleman Guitar, Vocals
John Wyman Recorder
Sonny True Bass
Clarence Brown Guitar, Vocals
Technical Credits
Cub Koda Liner Notes
Jimmy Page Composer
Robert Plant Composer
Thomas Cavalier Engineer, Mastering
Otis Rush Composer
Robert Woods Executive Producer
Anilda Carrasquillo Art Direction
Marc Norberg Cover Photo
Randy Labbe Producer
John Wyman Engineer
Brian Sooy Cover Design
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