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Dixon's songs have been recorded by countless musicians in many genres as well as by various ensembles in which he participated. Dixon was an important link between the blues and rock and roll 29 Ways - Various - The Sound Of The City: Chicagoworking with Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley in the late s.
His songs have been adapted by numerous rock artists; Jeff BeckCanned HeatCreamthe DoorsLed Zeppelinthe Rolling Stonesand Steppenwolf all Allegro - Edith Volckaert - Archives Sonores RTBF at least one of his songs on their debut albums.
Dixon was born in Vicksburg, Mississippion July 1, At the age of seven, young Dixon became an admirer of a band that featured pianist Little Brother Montgomery. He sang his first song at Springfield Baptist Church at the age of four  Dixon was first introduced to blues when he served time on prison farms in Mississippi as a young teenager.
Later in his teens, he learned how to sing harmony from a local carpenter, Theo Phelps, who led a gospel quintet, the Union Jubilee Singers, in which Dixon sang bass; the group regularly performed on the Vicksburg radio station WQBC.
Dixon left Mississippi for Chicago in Dixon met Leonard Caston at a boxing gym, where they would harmonize at times. Dixon performed in several vocal groups in Chicago, but it was Caston that persuaded him to pursue music seriously. Dixon's experience singing bass made the instrument familiar. The group blended blues, jazzand vocal harmonies, in the mode of the Ink Spots.
Dixon's progress on the upright bass came to an abrupt halt with the advent of World War II, when he refused induction into military service as a conscientious objector and was imprisoned for ten months. Dixon signed with Chess Records as a recording artist, but he began performing less, being more involved with administrative tasks for the label.
Byhe was a full-time employee at Chess, where he acted as producer, talent scoutsession musician and staff songwriter. He was also a Joe Bowers - Paběrky Marko Čermáka* - Trail Do Kalifornie for the Chess subsidiary Checker Records.
His relationship with Chess was sometimes strained, but he stayed with the label from to the early s. During this time Dixon's output and influence were prodigious. From late to earlyhe worked in a similar capacity for Cobra Recordsfor which he produced early singles for Otis RushMagic Samand Buddy Guy. From the late s until the mids, Dixon ran his own record label, Yambo Recordsand two subsidiary labels, Supreme and Spoonful. He released his album, Peace?
Dixon is considered one of the key figures in the creation of Chicago blues. In his later years, Dixon became a tireless ambassador for the blues and a vocal advocate for its practitioners, founding the Blues Heaven Foundation, which works to preserve the legacy of the blues and to secure copyrights and royalties for blues musicians who were exploited in the past.
Speaking with the simple eloquence that was a hallmark of his songs, Dixon claimed, "The blues are the Homecoming - Ihsahn - The Adversary and the other musics are the fruits.
It's better keeping the roots alive, because it means N°3 - Dir Yassin - Discography fruits from now on. The blues are the roots of all American music. As long as American music survives, so will the blues.
InDixon reached an out-of-court settlement with the rock band Led Zeppelin after suing for plagiarism in the band's use of his music in " Bring It On Home " and lyrics from his composition "You Need Love" in the band's recording of " Whole Lotta Love ". Dixon's health increasingly deteriorated during the s and the s, primarily as a result of long-term diabetes. Eventually one of his legs was amputated. Dixon was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame inin the inaugural session of the Blues Foundation 's ceremony.
The actor and comedian Cedric the Entertainer portrayed Dixon in Cadillac Recordsa film based on the early history of Chess Records.
In 29 Ways - Various - The Sound Of The City: Chicago to songwriting, arranging, and producing, Dixon also contributed to recording sessions on double bass. Sonny Boy Williamson II. From Wikipedia, 29 Ways - Various - The Sound Of The City: Chicago free encyclopedia. This article is about the American Blues musician. For the English footballer, see Will Dixon.
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