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Willie Dixon: Wille Dixon's Big Three Boogie

Read "Wille Dixon's Big Three Boogie" reviewed by Joe Milazzo

What remains to be written about Willie Dixon? He will most likely never be known much for his bass playing, but rather because he was arguably the preeminent blues lyricist of the post-war era, an activist and agitator for the rights of musicians of the folk tradition, and the guiding spirit of one of this country's greatest independent record labels (Chess). In fact, Dixon's total understanding of music -- as a cultural entity, as an art-form, and as a business ...


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