To be sure, Dixon rates a place in the history of the label right alongside that of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Little Walter, but his role was more subtle than that of a performer (indeed, two of the half-dozen recordings here that feature Dixon as a singer were previously unreleased). So he is all over this two-CD set, as a songwriter, producer, and bassist, and occasionally as a singer as well, but the unifying element are the Dixon songs, and he is the only blues songwriter to be honored by a major label with a retrospective of this type.
This was the most unusual, and probably the most difficult to assemble of MCA's Chess Box series, mostly because of the unusual nature of Willie Dixon's contribution to Chess Records. To be sure, Dixon rates a place in the history of the label right alongside that of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Little Walter, but his role was more subtle than that of a performer (indeed, two of the half-dozen recordings here that feature Dixon as a singer were previously unreleased)
Weak Brain, Narrow Mind. Includes a 12-page booklet with lengthy liner notes and complete session information. Includes a 4-page booklet advertizing the CHESS legendary masters series with 25 albums All if the recordings are digitally remastered from original mono and stereo Chess masters. Tracks 1-2 & 2-13 previously unreleased Tracks 1-6 & 2-8 previously unreleased on album Tracks 1-5, 1-11, 1-17 & 2-5 previously unreleased on . Track 2-15 from "Fathers And Sons".
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Willie Dixon With The Big Three Trio. Backing Vocals, Guitar – Ollie CrawfordVocals, Piano – Leonard "Baby Doo" Caston Written-By, Lead Vocals, Bass – Willie Dixon. Drums, Percussion – Fred BelowPiano – Lafayette LeakeWritten-By, Vocals, Bass – Willie Dixon. Tracks 1-5, 1-11, 1-17 & 2-5 previously unreleased on .
Is The Chess Box the best album by Willie Dixon? BestEverAlbums. com brings together thousands of 'greatest ever album' charts and calculates an overall ranking. This album At A Glance. The Chess Box by Willie Dixon (1988) Compilation Overall rank: 9,000th. Accolades: Top albums of 1988 ( 141st ). Top albums of the 1980s ( 1,347th ). Best albums of all time ( 9,000th ).
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William James Dixon (July 1, 1915 – January 29, 1992) was an American blues musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and record producer. He was proficient in playing both the upright bass and the guitar, and sang with a distinctive voice, but he is perhaps best known as one of the most prolific songwriters of his time.
The Chess Box is a compact disc box set compilation by Chuck Berry. It is one in a series of box sets issued by MCA/Chess in the late 1980s (the other sets were by Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, and Etta James). The Chuck Berry set is the most prominent of these, having won a Grammy Award for Best Historical Album in 1989. Berry's Chess Box was reissued on vinyl in 1990. This collection was also issued on audio cassette.
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Drums – Fred BelowGuitar – Leonard Caston , Robert Lockwood Jr.Vocals, Harmonica – Little WalterWritten-By, Bass – Willie Dixon
–Willie Dixon With The Big Three Trio
Backing Vocals, Guitar – Ollie CrawfordVocals, Piano – Leonard "Baby Doo" Caston*Written-By, Lead Vocals, Bass – Willie Dixon
Drums – Percy WalkerGuitar – Lee Cooper Tenor Saxophone – Little Sax CrowderWritten-By, Bass – Willie DixonWritten-By, Piano, Vocals – Eddie Boyd