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Willie Dixon : preacher of the blues

Author: Mitsutoshi Inaba
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2011.
Series: African American cultural theory and heritage.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the work and career of Willie Dixon, singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and producer, from his work on the Chicago blues in the 1940s through the early 1970s.
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Named Person: Willie Dixon; Willie Dixon
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mitsutoshi Inaba
ISBN: 9780810869936 0810869934 9781442245631 1442245638 9780810869943 0810869942
OCLC Number: 430523030
Description: xxxi, 445 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, music ; 24 cm.
Contents: Dixon's youth : the cultural basis for the new interpretation of Dixon's compositions --
Dixon's early musical experiences --
Willie Dixon's early groups --
Willie Dixon and Chess Records --
Willie Dixon's compositions in the first Chess Records period (1953-1956) --
Cobra Records period --
The second Chess Records period.
Series Title: African American cultural theory and heritage.
Responsibility: Mitsutoshi Inaba.

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Willie Dixon's work cannot be confined to his work as a composer, arranger, producer, and bass player. Over the course of his life and through his experience, he grew as a blues spokesperson into the Read more...

 
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