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Chess Box (1989)

Artist: Willie Dixon
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Format: CD
Sku: 60262715
UPC: 076731650029
UPC 14: 00076731650029
Release Date: 11/28/1988
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. My Babe - (with Little Walter) ~ Willie Dixon
2. Violent Love - (previously unreleased, with The Big Three) ~ Willie Dixon
3. Third Degree - (with Eddie Boyd) ~ Willie Dixon
4. Seventh Son - (with Willie Mabon) ~ Willie Dixon
5. Crazy For My Baby - (previously unreleased) ~ Willie Dixon
6. Pain In My Heart - (previously unreleased) ~ Willie Dixon
7. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man - (with Muddy Waters) ~ Willie Dixon
8. Evil - (with Howlin' Wolf) ~ Willie Dixon
9. Mellow Down Easy - (with Little Walter) ~ Willie Dixon
10. When The Lights Go Out - (with Jimmy Weatherspoon) ~ Willie Dixon
11. Young Fashioned Ways - (previously unreleased, with Muddy Waters) ~ Willie Dixon
12. Pretty Thing - (with Bo Diddley) ~ Willie Dixon
13. I'm Ready - (with Muddy Waters) ~ Willie Dixon
14. Do Me Right - (with Lowell Fulson) ~ Willie Dixon
15. I Just Want To Make Love To You - (with Muddy Waters) ~ Willie Dixon
16. Tollin' Bells - (with Lowell Fulson) ~ Willie Dixon
17. 29 Ways - (previously unreleased) ~ Willie Dixon
18. Walkin' The Blues ~ Willie Dixon
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Spoonful - (with Howlin' Wolf) ~ Willie Dixon
2. You Know My Love - (with Otis Rush) ~ Willie Dixon
3. You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover - (with Bo Diddley) ~ Willie Dixon
4. I Ain't Superstitious - (with Howlin' Wolf) ~ Willie Dixon
5. You Need Love - (previously unreleased, with Muddy Waters) ~ Willie Dixon
6. Little Red Rooster - (with Howlin' Wolf) ~ Willie Dixon
7. Back Door Man - (with Howlin' Wolf) ~ Willie Dixon
8. Dead Presidents - (previously unreleased, with Little Walter) ~ Willie Dixon
9. Hidden Charms - (with Howlin' Wolf) ~ Willie Dixon
10. You Shook Me - (with Muddy Waters) ~ Willie Dixon
11. Bring It On Home - (with Sonny Boy Williamson) ~ Willie Dixon
12. 300 Pounds Of Joy - (with Howlin' Wolf) ~ Willie Dixon
13. Weak Brain, Narrow Mind - (previously unreleased) ~ Willie Dixon
14. Wang Dang Doodle - (with Koko Taylor) ~ Willie Dixon
15. Same Thing, The - (with Muddy Waters) ~ Willie Dixon
16. Built For Comfort - (with Howlin' Wolf) ~ Willie Dixon
17. I Can't Quit You Baby - (with Little Milton) ~ Willie Dixon
18. Insane Asylum - (with Koko Taylor) ~ Willie Dixon

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote 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.
Muze PNote 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.

Artist Overview

Chicago blues legend Willie Dixon was both house bassist and songwriter for the seminal Chess label in the 1950s through the early 1960s, providing material and/or accompaniment for Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Koko Taylor, et al. His songs have left an indelible mark on the identity of urban blues. His many classics are known primarily in their renditions by other stellar blues luminaries, but his fully engaged manner lit up his own studio work as well.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Chess Blues
Muze Music Compilations Chess Box
Muze Music Compilations Blues For A Rotten Afternoon
Muze Music Compilations Vanguard: roots Of Folk
Muze Music Compilations Classic Blues From Smithsonian
Muze Music Compilations Prestige Profiles
Muze Music Compilations Classic Piano Blues From Smithsonian
Muze Music Compilations Classic African American Ballads From

Associated Artists and Works

Big Three Trio (The)
Memphis Slim
Willie's Blues ~ Memphis Slim
Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon in Paris ~ Memphis Slim
Original Soundtrack
Reed, Jimmy
Reed, Jimmy (Blues)
Sumlin, Hubert
The Chess Box [Box] ~ Various Artists
Wasserman, Rob

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/14/1988
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1989
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : MCD 16500
Music Label Name Label : Chess (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Mixed
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : AAD
Music UPC UPC : 00076731650029

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