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Stories Behind the Songs: 2 – “I Live the Life I Love” by Trace Relations

“I see you watching me like a hawk. I don’t mind about the things you talk. But if you touch me something’s got to give. I live the life I love and I love the life I live.” ~ Willie Dixon

Welcome! This is the second in the series “Stories Behind the Songs” about the tracks on Trace Relations’ debut CD “Prosperity Street”. Track 2 on the disc is Willie Dixon’s “I Live the Life I Love” a classic blues song that we updated on the record. Why? READ ON, Groove on… Read more…

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Music News: I Live the Life I Love – Trace Relations Band

“I see you watching me like a hawk. I don’t mind about the things you talk. But if you touch me something’s got to give. I live the life I love and I love the life I live.” ~ Willie Dixon
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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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