Floyd Dixon

Biography

8 February 1929, Marshall, Texas, USA, d. 26 July 2006, Los Angeles, California, USA. Dixon, aka J. Riggins Jnr., began playing piano and singing as a child, absorbing every influence from gospel and blues to jazz, and even hillbilly. In 1942 his family moved to Los Angeles and he came into contact with fellow ex-Texan Charles Brown who, sensing Dixon’s potential, introduced him to his brand of cool, jazzy night club blues as singer and pianist with Johnny Moore’s Three Blazers. When... Read more

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blues
rhythm and blues
classic blues
west coast blues
rnb
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