We remember Willie Dixon. ‘Hoochie Coochie Dixon’

This day (January 29, 1992), in Burbank, California, died William James 'Willie' Dixon,an American blues musician and prolific songwriter.Tracklist : I Am The Blues (1984) . Rock Me, Shook Me . I Got My Mojo Working . I'M Nervous . Weak Brain And A Narrow Mind . Bassology (1966) . w/ Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim, Otis Spann - Bye Bye Blues (1963) . w/ Friends - Berlin Wall (1978) . Tracklist : Back…

Willie Dixon records his debut album : ‘Willie’s Blues’ with Memphis Slim on piano (1959)

Willie Dixon's 'Willie's Blues' is his debut album recorded on December 3, 1959 with Memphis Slim on piano and released the same year by Prestige Bluesville.Track Listing : 1.Nervous (Willie Dixon) - 03:15 . 2.Good Understanding (Willie Dixon) - 02:15 . 3.That'S My Baby (Willie Dixon) - 03:22 . 4.Slim'S Thing (Memphis Slim) - 03:24 . 5.That'S All I Want Baby (Willie Dixon) - 02:15 . 6.Don'T…

This month In Blues Legends 03/12

Skip James, Chuck Berry, T Bone Walker, Sonny Terry, Brownie McGhee, Willie Dixon, Memphis Slim, Helen Humes, B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Pinetop Perkins , Otis Taylor, Ben Harper, Charlie Musselwhite, Gary Moore, Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall Ii, Jeff Healey, Ana Popovic, Robert Cray

Muddy Waters records ‘At Newport 1960’ with Otis Spann and James Cotton (1960)

Muddy Waters' 'At Newport 1960' is a live album recorded on July 3, 1960 with Otis Spann and James Cotton and released on November 15, 1960 by Mca/Chess..1 . Newport, 1960 2 . Got My Mojo Working (Newport Jazz) 3 . Hoochie Coochie Man (Newport, 1960) Track Listing : 1.I Got My Brand On You (Willie Dixon) - 04:24 . 2.(I'M Your) Hoochie Coochie Man (Willie Dixon) - 02:50 . 3.Baby, Please Don'T…

We remember Koko Taylor. ‘Koko Queen Of Blues’

This day (June 3, 2009), in Chicago, Illinois, died Koko Taylor, an American Chicago blues musician, known as the Queen of the Blues.Tracklist : 1 . Mother Nature (2008) 2 . I’M A Woman (2007) 3 . Can’T Let Go (1993) 4 . I’M Ready 5 . Let The Good Times Roll (1987) 6 . w/ Little Walter,Willie Dixon – Wang Dang Doodle (1967) Tracklist : Wang Dang Doodle . I’m a Woman . Don’t Mess With The Messer…

Jeff Beck records his first album ‘Truth’ with Rod Stewart, Ronnie Wood et al (1968)

Jeff Beck's 'Truth' is his debut album recorded with a band featuring Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood on May 14, 15, 25 & 26 1968 and released in August 1968 by Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.Shapes Of Things (Jim Mccarty, Keith Relf, Paul Samwell-Smith) - 03:22 . 2.Let Me Love You (Jeffrey Rod) - 04:44 . 3.Morning Dew (Bonnie Dobson) - 04:40 . 4.You Shook Me (Willie Dixon, J. B. Lenoir) -…

We Remember Sonny Boy Williamson. ‘Sonny Boy’

This day (May 25, 1965), in Helena, Arkansas, died Sonny Boy Williamson, an American blues harmonica player, singer and songwriter, from Mississippi., Digest Tracklist : My Younger Days (1964) . Live In Denmark (1964) . Keep It To Yourself (1963) . Bye Bye Bird . Nine Below Zero (1963) . I'M A Lonely Man . w/ Muddy Waters, Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon - Bye bye blues . Tracklist : Nine Below…

Joe Bonamassa releases his tenth album : ‘Driving Towards the Daylight’ (2012)

Joe Bonamassa's 'Driving Towards the Daylight' is his tenth studio album, released on May 22, 2012 by Jr Records.. Track Listing : 1.Dislocated Boy (Joe Bonamassa) - 06:40 . 2.Stones In My Passway (Robert Johnson) - 03:58 . 3.Driving Towards The Daylight (Joe Bonamassa, Danny Kortchmar) - 04:50 . 4.Who'S Been Talking? (Chester Burnett) - 03:28 . 5.I Got All You Need (Willie Dixon) - 03:04 . 6.A…

Chuck Berry starts the recording of his debut album ‘After School Session’ featuring ‘School Days’ (1955)

Chuck Berry's 'After School Session' is his debut album recorded in Chicago between May 21, 1955 and January 21, 1957, produced by Leonard & Phil Chess and released in May 1957 on Chess Records.Track Listing : 1.School Days (Chuck Berry) - 02:43 . 2.Deep Feeling (Chuck Berry) - 02:21 . 3.Too Much Monkey Business (Chuck Berry) - 02:56 . 4.Wee Wee Hours (Chuck Berry) - 03:05 . 5.Roly Poly (Chuck…

Chess starts the recording of ‘Chuck Berry Is on Top’ album featuring Johnny B. Goode, Maybelle, Roll Over Beethoven, etc (1955)

'Chuck Berry Is on Top' is his third studio album featuring his greatest hits (Johnny B. Goode, Maybelle, Roll Over Beethoven and so on) recorded from May 21, 1955 till 1959 and released in July 1959 by Chess.Track Listing : 1.Almost Grown (Chuck Berry) - 02:21 . 2.Carol (Chuck Berry) - 02:48 . 3.Maybellene (Chuck Berry) - 02:23 . 4.Sweet Little Rock & Roller (Chuck Berry) - 02:22 .…

We remember Lucky Peterson

This day (May 17, 2020), in Dallas, Texas, died Judge Kenneth Peterson a.k.a. Lucky Peterson, an American singer and guitarist who played mostly blues and R&B.Tracklist : @ New Morning (2019) . Hoochie Coochie Man (2018) . Every Day I Have The Blues (2016) . w/ Boney Fields – Jamaya . I’m Still Here (2014) . w/ Wynton Marsalis – No Body Knows (2012) . w/ Tamara Peterson – How Do I, Why Do I…

Howlin’ Wolf begins the recording in Memphis of his debut album ‘Moanin’ In The Moonlight’ (1951)

Howlin' Wolf's 'Moanin' in the Moonlight' is his debut (and compilation) album recorded from May 14, 1951 on and released in 1959 by Chess Records.Track Listing : 1.Moanin' At Midnight (Chester Burnett) - 02:58 . 2.How Many More Years (Chester Burnett) - 02:42 . 3.Smokestack Lightnin' (Chester Burnett) - 03:07 . 4.Baby How Long (Chester Burnett) - 02:56 . 5.No Place To Go (Chester Burnett) - 02:59…

Howlin’ Wolf records ‘The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions’ with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman (1970)

'The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions' is an album recorded with Eric Clapton', Steve Winwood, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman on May 2–7, 1970 and released in August 1971 by Chess/The Rolling Stones. .Track Listing : 1.Rockin' Daddy (Chester Burnett) - 03:43 . 2.I Ain'T Superstitious (Willie Dixon) - 03:34 . 3.Sittin' On Top Of The World (Chester Burnett) - 03:51 . 4.Worried About My Baby (Chester…

RCA publish Etta James’ ‘Burnin’ Down the House: Live at the House of Blues’ (2002)

Etta James' 'Burnin' Down the House: Live at the House of Blues' is her twenty-eighth album recorded in West Hollywood and released on May 7, 2002 y Rca Victor.Track Listing : 1.Introduction - 0:50 . 2.Come To Mama (Willie Mitchell, Earl Randle) - 05:13 . 3.I Just Want To Make Love To You (Willie Dixon) - 05:21 . 4.Born To Be Wild (Mars Bonfire) - 06:20 . 5.I'D Rather Go Blind (Billy Foster,…

Chuck Berry records in Chicago ‘One Dozen Berrys,’ his second studio album featuring ‘Rock and Roll Music’ & ‘Sweet Little Sixteen’ (1957)

Chuck Berry's 'One Dozen Berrys' is his second studio album recorded on May 6 or 15 & December 29–30 1957 in Chicago and released In March 1958 by Chess. Track Listing : 1.Sweet Little Sixteen (Chuck Berry) - 03:03 . 2.Blue Feeling (Chuck Berry) - 03:04 . 3.La Jaunda (Chuck Berry) - 03:14 . 4.Rockin' At The Philharmonic (Chuck Berry) - 03:23 . 5.Oh Baby Doll (Chuck Berry) - 02:37 . 6.Guitar…

Reunited Cream start the recording of ‘Royal Albert Hall London’ (2005)

Cream's 'Royal Albert Hall London' is the live album of their reunion recorded on May 2, 3, 5and 6, 2005 and released on October 4, 2005 By Reprise.Track Listing : 1.I'M So Glad (Skip James) - 06:18 . 2.Spoonful (Willie Dixon) - 07:29 . 3.Outside Woman Blues (Blind Joe Reynolds) - 04:33 . 4.Pressed Rat And Warthog (Ginger Baker, Mike Taylor) - 03:21 . 5.Sleepy Time Time 1 (Jack Bruce, Janet…

We remember Muddy Waters. ‘Still Waters’

This day (April 30, 1983), in Westmont, Illinois, died McKinley Morganfield a.k.a. Muddy Waters, an American blues musician.Digest Tracklist : Manish Boy . w/ The Rolling Stones - Champagne And Reefer (1981) . w/ Sonny Boy Williamson - Got My Mojo Working . w/ Foghat- I Just Want To Make Love To You (1978) . w/ Clark Terry - Stormy Monday Blues (1977) . The Blues Had A Baby (And They Named Rock…

Bob Dylan releases his thirty-third album : ‘Together Through Life’ (2009)

Bob Dylan' s 'Together Through Life' is his thirty-third studio album released on April 28, 2009, by Columbia Records.Track Listing : 1.Beyond Here Lies Nothin' (Bob Dylan, Robert Hunter) - 03:51 . 2.Life Is Hard (Bob Dylan, Robert Hunter) - 03:39 . 3.My Wife'S Home Town (Willie Dixon, Bob Dylan, Robert Hunter) - 04:15 . 4.If You Ever Go To Houston (Bob Dylan, Robert Hunter) - 05:49 . 5.Forgetful…

Danger Mouse & Cee-Lo Green a.k.a. Gnarls Barkley release ‘St. Elsewhere,’ their debut album featuring ‘Crazy’ (2006)

Gnarls Barkley's 'St. Elsewhere' is their debut album featuring 'Crazy,' produced by member Danger Mouse and released on April 24, 2006 on Downtown / Atlantic Track Listing : 1.Go-Go Gadget Gospel (Brian Burton, Thomas Calloway, Nicolas Flagello) - 02:19 . . 2.Crazy (Brian Burton, Thomas Calloway, Gian Franco Reverberi, Gian Piero Reverberi) - 02:58 . . 3.St. Elsewhere (Brian Burton, Thomas…

Muddy Waters records in Chicago ‘Fathers and Sons,’ a double album (1969)

Muddy Waters' 'Fathers and Sons' is a double studio album recorded on April 21–23 and 24, 1969 in Chicago and released in August 1969 by Chess Records.Track Listing : 1.All Aboard (Mckinley Morganfield) - 02:52 . 2.Mean Disposition (Mckinley Morganfield) - 05:42 . 3.Blow Wind Blow (Mckinley Morganfield) - 03:38 . 4.Can'T Lose What You Ain'T Never Had (Mckinley Morganfield) - 03:06 . 5.Walkin'…

Chess release Muddy Waters’s only all-acoustic album : ‘Folk Singer’ (1964)

Muddy Waters's 'Folk Singer' is his fourth (and only all-acoustic) album released on April 17, 1964 by Chess.Track Listing : 1.My Home Is In The Delta (Muddy Waters) - 03:58 . 2.Long Distance (Muddy Waters) - 03:30 . 3.My Captain (Willie Dixon) - 05:10 . 4.Good Morning Little Schoolgirl (Sonny Boy Williamson) - 03:12 . 5.You Gonna Need My Help (Muddy Waters) - 03:09 . 6.Cold Weather Blues (Muddy…

Decca publish ‘The Rolling Stones,’ the band’s debut album featuring ‘Can I Get A Witness’ (1964)

'The The Rolling Stones' feat. 'Can I Get A Witness' is their debut eponymous album released on April 16 1964 by Decca.Track Listing : 1.Route 66 (Bobby Troup) - 02:20 . 2.I Just Want To Make Love To You (Willie Dixon) - 02:17 . 3.Honest I Do (Jimmy Reed) - 02:09 . 4.Mona (I Need You Baby) (Ellas Mcdaniel) - 03:33 . 5.Now I'Ve Got A Witness (Like Uncle Phil And Uncle Gene) (Nanker Phelge) - 02:29…

Columbia release ‘Johnny Winter,’ his self-titled second album (1969)

'Johnny Winter' is his eponymous second official album, released on April 15 1969, by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.I'M Yours & I'M Hers (Johnny Winter) - 04:33 . 2.Be Careful With A Fool (Joe Josea, B. B. King) - 05:17 . 3.Dallas (Johnny Winter) - 02:48 . 4.Mean Mistreater (James Gordon) - 03:54 . 5.Leland Mississippi Blues (Johnny Winter) - 03:32 . 6.Good Morning Little School Girl - (Sonny…

Violent Femmes release ‘Violent Femmes,’ their eponymous debut album (1983)

'Violent Femmes' is their eponymous debut album produced by Mark Van Hecke and released on April 13, 1983 by Slash RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Blister In The Sun (Gordon Gano) - 02:25 . 2.Kiss Off (Gordon Gano) - 02:56 . 3.Please Do Not Go (Gordon Gano) - 04:15 . 4.Add It Up (Gordon Gano) - 04:44 . 5.Confessions (Gordon Gano) - 05:32 . 6.Prove My Love (Gordon Gano) - 02:39 . 7.Promise (Gordon Gano)…

Cassandra Wilson releases ‘Thunderbird,’ an album produced By T-Bone Burnett (2006)

Cassandra Wilson's 'Thunderbird' is an album produced By T-Bone Burnett and released on April 4, 2006 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Go To Mexico (Keith Ciancia, Mike Elizondo, Zigaboo Modeliste, Art Neville, Leo Nocentelli, George Porter, Jr, Cassandra Wilson) - 04:14 . 2.Closer To You (Jakob Dylan) - 05:49 . 3.Easy Rider (Traditional) - 07:03 . 4.It Would Be So Easy (Keith Ciancia, Mike…

Stevie Ray Vaughan records in Austin his first album ‘In the Beginning’ (1980)

Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'In the Beginning' is an album recorded on April 1, 1980 at Steamboat 1874 in Austin, Texas with Double Trouble and released on October 6, 1992 by Epic.Track Listing : 1.In The Open (Sonny Thompson, Freddie King) – 05:57 . 2.Slide Thing (Stevie Ray Vaughan) – 03:18 . 3.They Call Me Guitar Hurricane (Eddie Jones) – 03:06 . 4.All Your Love (Otis Rush) – 06:23 . 5.Tin Pan…

King Curtis records ‘Live at Fillmore West’ while opening for Aretha (1971)

King Curtis' 'Live at Fillmore West' is an album recorded on March 5–7, 1971 with Aretha Franklin's backing band, The Kingpins and released in August 1971 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Memphis Soul Stew (Curtis Ousley) - 07:41 . 2.A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, Matthew Fisher) - 05:26 . 3.Whole Lotta Love (Willie Dixon, Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, John Bonham) -…

Chess Records publish ‘Bo Diddley,’ an eponymous compilation album featuring ‘Hey! Bo Diddley,’ ‘I’m a Man’ and more (1958)

'Bo Diddley' is an eponymous compilation album of his most famous songs recorded between March 2, 1955 and January 29, 1958 and released in 1958 by Chess RecordsTrack Listing : 1.Bo Diddley (Ellas Mcdaniel) - 02:30 . 2.I'M A Man (Ellas Mcdaniel) - 02:41 . 3.Bring It To Jerome (Ellas Mcdaniel) - 02:37 . 4.Before You Accuse Me (Ellas Mcdaniel) - 02:40 . 5.Hey! Bo Diddley (Ellas Mcdaniel) - 02:17 .…

We remember Memphis Slim

February 25, 1988 - Mr.Memphis Slim, American blues pianist & singer with a distinctive streak of white hair passed away in Paris aged 72. He is remembered.Recorded on December 3, 1959, "Willie"s Blues" was the debut album by Willie Dixon with Memphis Slim on piano. >>

Sam Cooke records ‘Night Beat’ with Barney Kessell on guitar & Billy Preston on organ (1963)

Sam Cooke's 'Night Beat' is his twelfth studio album recorded on February 22, 23 & 25, 1963 and released in August 1963 By Rca Victor.Track Listing : 1.Nobody Knows The Trouble I'Ve Seen (Traditional, Sam Cooke) - 03:22 . 2.Lost And Lookin' (James W. Alexander, Lowell Jordan) - 02:09 . 3.Mean Old World (Sam Cooke) - 03:44 . 4.Please Don'T Drive Me Away (Charles Brown, Jesse Ervin) - 02:12 .…

The Rolling Stones release their third American album : ‘Now!’ featuring ‘Heart of Stone’ and ‘Little Red Rooster’ (1965)

The The Rolling Stones 'Now!' feat. 'Heart of Stone' and 'Little Red Rooster' is their third American studio album released on February 13, 1965 by London Records.Track Listing : 1.Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (Solomon Burke, Bert Berns, Jerry Wexler) - 03:00 . 2.Down Home Girl (Jerry Leiber, Arthur Butler) - 04:13 . 3.You Can'T Catch Me (Chuck Berry) - 03:40 . 4.Heart Of Stone (Mick Jagger,…

We Remember Maurice White. ‘Earth, White & Fire’

This day (February 4, 2016), in Los Angeles, California, died Maurice White, an American singer, songwriter and founder of Earth, Wind & Fire.Tracklist : Earth, Wind And Fire - Kalimba Tree . Earth, Wind & Fire - Boogie Wonderland (1997) . Earth, Wind & Fire - Can't Hide Love . Earth, Wind & Fire - Can't Let Go (1980) . Earth, Wind & Fire – After the Love has Gone (1979) .…

This month In Blues Legends 01/12

Willie Dixon, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Lightnin' Hopkins, Junior Wells, Albert Collins, BB King, Jimmy Johnson, Hubert Sumlin ,David Johansen, Charlie Musselwhite, Lucky Peterson, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Taj Mahal, Gregg AllmanThey are the "Blues Legends" performers selected among the 1217 Posts we publish this month. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist 1 . Willie…

ABC Dunhill publish ‘Steppenwolf’ their eponymous debut album featuring ‘Born to Be Wild’ and ‘The Pusher’ (1968)

'Steppenwolf' feat. Feat. 'Born to Be Wild' and 'The Pusher' is their eponymous first studio album, released in January 1968 on ABC Dunhill Records.Track Listing : 1.Sookie Sookie (Don Covay, Steve Cropper) - 03:12 . 2.Everybody'S Next One (John Kay, Gabriel Mekler) - 02:53 . 3.Berry Rides Again (John Kay) - 02:45 . 4.Hoochie Koochie Man (Willie Dixon) - 05:07 . 5.Born To Be Wild (Mars Bonfire)…

Eric Clapton releases ‘Rush,’ a soundtrack album to the eponymous movie (1992)

Eric Clapton's 'Rush' is the soundtrack album to the movie of the same name fully written and performed by Clapton and released on January 14, 1992 by Duck / Reprise,Track Listing : 1.New Recruit (Eric Clapton) - 01:30 . 2.Tracks And Lines (Eric Clapton) - 03:00 . 3.Realization (Eric Clapton) - 02:41 . 4.Kristen And Jim (Eric Clapton) - 03:38 . 5.Preludin Fugue (Eric Clapton) - 03:19 . 6.Cold…

Atlantic Records publish ‘Led Zeppelin’ their eponymous debut album featuring ‘Good Times Bad Times’ and ‘How Many More Times’ (1969)

'Led Zeppelin' is their eponymous debut album produced by Jimmy Page and released on January 12, 1969 by Atlantic Records.Track Listing : 1.Good Times Bad Times (John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page) - 02:44 . 2.Babe I'M Gonna Leave You (Anne Bredon, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant) - 06:40 . 3.You Shook Me (Willie Dixon, J. B. Lenoir) - 06:30 . 4.Dazed And Confused (Jimmy Page) - 06:26 . 5.Your…

Muddy Waters releases the album ‘Hard Again’ produced by Johnny Winter (1977)

Muddy Waters' 'Hard Again' is an album produced by Johnny Winter and released on January 10, 1977 by Blue Sky.Track Listing : 1.Mannish Boy (Mckinley Morganfield, Ellas Mcdaniel, Mel London) - 05:23 . 2.Bus Driver (Mckinley Morganfield, Terry Abrahamson) - 07:44 . 3.I Want To Be Loved (Willie Dixon) - 02:20 . 4.Jealous Hearted Man (Mckinley Morganfield) - 04:23 . 5.I Can'T Be Satisfied (Mckinley…

Muddy Waters releases his thirteenth album : ‘I’m Ready’ produced by Johnny Winter (1978)

Muddy Waters' 'I'm Ready' is his thirteenth (and second produced by Johnny Winter) studio album released in January 1978 by Blue Sky,Track Listing : 1.I'M Ready (Willie Dixon) - 03:26 . 2.33 Years (Mckinley Morganfield) - 05:20 . 3.Who Do You Trust (Mckinley Morganfield) - 05:00 . 4.Copper Brown (Mckinley Morganfield) - 04:58 . 5.I'M Your Hoochie Coochie Man (Willie Dixon) - 03:59 . 6.Mamie…

Elektra publish ‘The Doors,’ their eponymous debut album featuring ‘Light My Fire’, ‘Alabama Song’ and ‘The End’ (1967)

'The Doors' feat. 'Light My Fire', 'Alabama Song' & 'The End' is their eponymous debut album produced by Paul A. Rothchild and released on January 4, 1967 by Elektra.Track Listing : 1.Break On Through (To The Other Side) (John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison) - 02:29 . 2.Soul Kitchen (John Densmore, Robby Krieger, Ray Manzarek, Jim Morrison) - 03:35 . 3.The Crystal Ship…

This month In Blues Legends 12/12

John Mayall, Albert King, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Hubert Sumlin, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Beth Hart, Jeff Beck, Keith Richards, Freddie King, Joe Louis Walker, Muddy Waters, Gary Moore, Willie Dixon, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry, Lucky PetersonThey are the "Blues Legends" performers selected among the 1279 Posts we publish this month. Here, they are reunited in one glorious playlist. Enjoy!Tracklist…