Songs of Willie Dixon

The Songs of Willie Dixon

     
 
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

Overview

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.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/24/1999
Label:
Telarc
UPC:
0089408345227
catalogNumber:
83452

Tracks

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
Thomas Cavalier   Engineer
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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