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By Mitsutoshi Inaba

One of the greats of blues track, Willie Dixon used to be a recording artist whose skills prolonged past that of bass participant. A singer, songwriter, arranger, and manufacturer, Dixon's paintings stimulated numerous artists around the tune spectrum. In Willie Dixon: Preacher of the Blues, Mitsutoshi Inaba examines Dixon's occupation, from his earliest recordings with the 5 Breezes via his significant paintings with Chess documents and Cobra Records.

Focusing on Dixon's paintings at the Chicago blues from the Nineteen Forties to the early Seventies, this booklet information the advance of Dixon's songwriting innovations from his early specialist occupation to his mature interval and compares the compositions he supplied for various artists. This quantity additionally explores Dixon's philosophy of songwriting and its social, old, and cultural heritage. this is often the 1st examine to debate his compositions in an African American cultural context, drawing upon interviews together with his kin and previous band individuals. This quantity additionally features a distinct checklist of Dixon's consultation paintings, within which his compositions are chronologically organized.

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