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Willie Dixon- born in Mississippi in 1915, Dixon is considered one of the key figures in the creation of Chicago blues. He worked with Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Rush, Bo Diddley, Joe Louis Walker, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Koko Taylor, Little Milton, Eddie Boyd, Jimmy Witherspoon, Lowell Fulson, Willie Mabon, Memphis Slim, Washboard Sam, Jimmy Rogers, Sam Lay and others. He was portrayed in the movie "Cadillac Records by Cedric the Entertainer.

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Willie Dixon, a Chicago blues artist & songwriting legend. He wrote or co-wrote over 500 songs and his work has been recorded by some of the best-known blues musicians of his era, including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, and Buddy Guy.

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B.B. King, John Lee Hooker and Willie Dixon

B.B. King, John Lee Hooker and Willie Dixon, Los Angeles, CA 1991 Photo Paul Natkin

Willie Dixon: Everyone's go-to bassist, legendary blues songwriter, and Chess Records secret weapon in dealing with competing egos.

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Remembering William James "Willie" Dixon (July 1, 1915 – January 29, 1992) who was an American blues musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and record producer.

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