Chess Box CD (1988)

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Specifications

Label Uni/chess Records
SKU 60262715
UPC 076731650029
UPC 14 00076731650029
Format CD
Release Date 11/28/1988
Links
Author Willie Dixon
Compilation Appearance Chess Blues
Compilation Appearance Chess Box
Compilation Appearance Vanguard: roots Of Folk
Compilation Appearance Classic Blues From Smithsonian
Compilation Appearance Prestige Profiles
Compilation Appearance Classic African American Ballads From
Compilation Appearance Blues For A Rotten Afternoon
Compilation Appearance Classic Piano Blues From Smithsonian
Associated Artist/Work Big Three Trio (The)
Associated Artist/Work Memphis Slim
Artist Influence Little Brother Montgomery
Artist Influence Robert Johnson
Artist Influence Son House
Artist Influence Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller)
Artist Influence The Ink Spots
Artist Influence The Mills Brothers
Artist Contemporary Big Maceo Merriweather
Artist Contemporary Bo Diddley
Artist Contemporary Buddy Guy
Artist Contemporary Chuck Berry
Artist Contemporary Elmore James
Artist Contemporary Howlin' Wolf
Artist Contemporary James Cotton (Harmonica)
Artist Contemporary Jimmy Reed
Artist Contemporary Jimmy Rogers (Blues)
Artist Contemporary John Lee Hooker
Artist Contemporary Junior Wells
Artist Contemporary Led Zeppelin
Artist Contemporary Little Walter
Artist Contemporary Memphis Slim
Artist Contemporary Muddy Waters
Artist Contemporary Otis Spann
Artist Contemporary Robert Nighthawk
Artist Contemporary Roosevelt Sykes
Artist Contemporary Sonny Boy Williamson II (Rice Miller)
Artist Contemporary Tampa Red
Artist Contemporary Willie Mabon
Artist Follower Big Bill Morganfield
Artist Follower Big Jack Johnson
Artist Follower Bo Diddley
Artist Follower Chuck Berry
Artist Follower Eric Clapton
Artist Follower George Thorogood (Vocals/Guitar)
Artist Follower Johnny Winter
Artist Follower Led Zeppelin
Artist Follower Los Lobos
Artist Follower R.L. Burnside
Artist Follower Robert Cray
Artist Follower Son Seals
Artist Follower The Doors
Artist Follower The Holmes Brothers
Artist Follower The Rolling Stones
Technical Info
CatalogID MCD 16500
Lable Name Chess (USA)
Released 11/14/1988
Original Release 1989
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code AAD
Length 111m : 47s
Mono/Stereo Mixed
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00076731650029
Album Notes and Credits
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.
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.
Disc 1
1 My Babe - (with Little Walter),Spoonful - (with Howlin' Wolf)
2 Violent Love - (previously unreleased, with The Big Three),You Know My Love - (with Otis Rush)
3 Third Degree - (with Eddie Boyd),You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover - (with Bo Diddley)
4 Seventh Son - (with Willie Mabon),I Ain't Superstitious - (with Howlin' Wolf)
5 Crazy For My Baby - (previously unreleased),You Need Love - (previously unreleased, with Muddy Waters)
6 Pain In My Heart - (previously unreleased),Little Red Rooster - (with Howlin' Wolf)
7 I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man - (with Muddy Waters),Back Door Man - (with Howlin' Wolf)
8 Evil - (with Howlin' Wolf),Dead Presidents - (previously unreleased, with Little Walter)
9 Mellow Down Easy - (with Little Walter),Hidden Charms - (with Howlin' Wolf)
10 When The Lights Go Out - (with Jimmy Weatherspoon),You Shook Me - (with Muddy Waters)
11 Young Fashioned Ways - (previously unreleased, with Muddy Waters),Bring It On Home - (with Sonny Boy Williamson)
12 Pretty Thing - (with Bo Diddley),300 Pounds Of Joy - (with Howlin' Wolf)
13 I'm Ready - (with Muddy Waters),Weak Brain, Narrow Mind - (previously unreleased)
14 Do Me Right - (with Lowell Fulson),Wang Dang Doodle - (with Koko Taylor)
15 I Just Want To Make Love To You - (with Muddy Waters),Same Thing, The - (with Muddy Waters)
16 Tollin' Bells - (with Lowell Fulson),Built For Comfort - (with Howlin' Wolf)
17 29 Ways - (previously unreleased),I Can't Quit You Baby - (with Little Milton)
18 Walkin' The Blues,Insane Asylum - (with Koko Taylor)
Disc 2
1 My Babe - (with Little Walter),Spoonful - (with Howlin' Wolf)
2 Violent Love - (previously unreleased, with The Big Three),You Know My Love - (with Otis Rush)
3 Third Degree - (with Eddie Boyd),You Can't Judge A Book By It's Cover - (with Bo Diddley)
4 Seventh Son - (with Willie Mabon),I Ain't Superstitious - (with Howlin' Wolf)
5 Crazy For My Baby - (previously unreleased),You Need Love - (previously unreleased, with Muddy Waters)
6 Pain In My Heart - (previously unreleased),Little Red Rooster - (with Howlin' Wolf)
7 I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man - (with Muddy Waters),Back Door Man - (with Howlin' Wolf)
8 Evil - (with Howlin' Wolf),Dead Presidents - (previously unreleased, with Little Walter)
9 Mellow Down Easy - (with Little Walter),Hidden Charms - (with Howlin' Wolf)
10 When The Lights Go Out - (with Jimmy Weatherspoon),You Shook Me - (with Muddy Waters)
11 Young Fashioned Ways - (previously unreleased, with Muddy Waters),Bring It On Home - (with Sonny Boy Williamson)
12 Pretty Thing - (with Bo Diddley),300 Pounds Of Joy - (with Howlin' Wolf)
13 I'm Ready - (with Muddy Waters),Weak Brain, Narrow Mind - (previously unreleased)
14 Do Me Right - (with Lowell Fulson),Wang Dang Doodle - (with Koko Taylor)
15 I Just Want To Make Love To You - (with Muddy Waters),Same Thing, The - (with Muddy Waters)
16 Tollin' Bells - (with Lowell Fulson),Built For Comfort - (with Howlin' Wolf)
17 29 Ways - (previously unreleased),I Can't Quit You Baby - (with Little Milton)
18 Walkin' The Blues,Insane Asylum - (with Koko Taylor)

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