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Granddad to the Blues: Willie Dixon

As a kid, I was into music. I was fortunate to grow up listening to a musical stew brewed up by my older brothers and their friends whose taste was, let’s say, “diverse”.
The Beatles, Cream, Harry Chapin, Led Zeppelin, Zappa, and Little Feat shared a room sometimes with Count Basie and his Orchestra, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and BB King. Out back on the patio? Lynyrd Skynyrd, Allman Brothers, ZZ Top, Charlie Daniels Band and the Edgar Winter Group.

Willie Dixon photo courtesy of The Willie Dixon Fan Club

Willie Dixon courtesy of The Willie Dixon Fan Club

What does this have to do with Willie Dixon?
All of it. As I got older, I dug deeper into the history of the blues and discovered roots to all the music I was already into, burrowed deep in the psyche of the bands I loved. Time and time again, I was led to the music of Willie Dixon.
Keep going! 6 videos featuring the music of Willie Dixon>>> Read more…

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