Willie Dixon The Chess Box (2-CD Box Set)

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Format: CD  (2 Discs)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: November 14, 1988
  • Label: Chess

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.My Babe - (with Little Walter)
  • 2.Violent Love - (previously unreleased, with The Big Three)
  • 3.Third Degree - (with Eddie Boyd)
  • 4.Seventh Son - (with Willie Mabon)
  • 5.Crazy For My Baby - (previously unreleased)
  • 6.Pain In My Heart - (previously unreleased)
  • 7.I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man - (with Muddy Waters)
  • 8.Evil - (with Howlin' Wolf)
  • 9.Mellow Down Easy - (with Little Walter)
  • 10.When The Lights Go Out - (with Jimmy Weatherspoon)
  • 11.Young Fashioned Ways - (previously unreleased, with Muddy Waters)
  • 12.Pretty Thing - (with Bo Diddley)
  • 13.I'm Ready - (with Muddy Waters)
  • 14.Do Me Right - (with Lowell Fulson)
  • 15.I Just Want To Make Love To You - (with Muddy Waters)
  • 16.Tollin' Bells - (with Lowell Fulson)
  • 17.29 Ways - (previously unreleased)
  • 18.Walkin' The Blues

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Spoonful - (with Howlin' Wolf)
  • 2.You Know My Love - (with Otis Rush)
  • 3.You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover - (with Bo Diddley)
  • 4.I Ain't Superstitious - (with Howlin' Wolf)
  • 5.You Need Love - (previously unreleased, with Muddy Waters)
  • 6.Little Red Rooster - (with Howlin' Wolf)
  • 7.Back Door Man - (with Howlin' Wolf)
  • 8.Dead Presidents - (previously unreleased, with Little Walter)
  • 9.Hidden Charms - (with Howlin' Wolf)
  • 10.You Shook Me - (with Muddy Waters)
  • 11.Bring It On Home - (with Sonny Boy Williamson)
  • 12.300 Pounds Of Joy - (with Howlin' Wolf)
  • 13.Weak Brain, Narrow Mind - (previously unreleased)
  • 14.Wang Dang Doodle - (with Koko Taylor)
  • 15.Same Thing, The - (with Muddy Waters)
  • 16.Built For Comfort - (with Howlin' Wolf)
  • 17.I Can't Quit You Baby - (with Little Milton)
  • 18.Insane Asylum - (with Koko Taylor)

Product Description:

THE CHESS BOX is a comprehensive box set with a 12-page booklet that includes extensive liner notes (including insights from Willie Dixon himself), and photos from 1941 to 1988.
In 1970, Willie Dixon released an album entitled I AM THE BLUES. It was a brash claim, but if anyone in blues history could stand up to this bit of bravura, Dixon was the man. Over the course of his career, Willie Dixon penned a suitcase full of tunes that defined Chicago blues-easily the most influential strand of the blues in the post-war era. "Hoochie Coochie Man," "Spoonful," "I'm Ready," "Wang Dang Doodle," "Little Red Rooster," "I Ain't Superstitious," and "I Just Want to Make Love to You" are but a few of the dozens of instantly recognizable Dixon classics. With the CHESS BOX, fans now have a nifty introduction to one of the blues' indisputable giants.
Dixon was a great bassist and songwriter but only an average singer. Fortunately, Chess has chosen to represent Dixon's career through others' classic recordings of his songs. With recordings by Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, Bo Diddley, and others, the Willie Dixon CHESS BOX is not only a great tribute to Dixon but also a great overview of Chicago blues history.

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  • UPC: 076731650029
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