I Am the Blues is the sixth studio Chicago blues album released in 1970 by the well-known bluesman Willie Dixon. The album features songs written by Dixon and originally performed by other artists for Chess Records. Four of the nine songs on I Am the Blues – "Back Door Man", "Spoonful", "I Ain't Superstitious", "The Little Red Rooster" – were originally performed by Howlin' Wolf
Back Door Man" is a blues song written by Willie Dixon and recorded by Howlin' Wolf in 1960. It was released in 1961 by Chess Records as the B-side to Wolf's "Wang Dang Doodle" (catalog no. 1777). The song is considered a classic of Chicago blues. In Southern culture, the phrase "back-door man" refers to a man having an affair with a married woman, using the back door as an exit before the husband comes home
The material is superb, consisting of some of Willie Dixon's best-known songs of the 1960s, and the production is smoothly professional, but none of the performances here are likely to make you forget the hits by Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, and others.
Reissue of CS 9987, first issued in 1970. Track A2 is written as "I Can't Quit You, Baby" on the release. Track B3 is written as "I'm Your Hoochie Cooche Man" on the release. Track B4 is written as "The Little Red Rooster" on the release.
Classic Blues album, released in 1970 in which Dixon reinterprets songs written by him, but originally artists recorded by Chess Records. All the songs are great classics that many will recognize for being versioned by rock greats as Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Rolling Stones, The Doors, greateful Dead, The Yardbirds, Canned Heat, Cream and etc. Considered one of the best blues albums of the story. Contributors: Willie Dixon - Vocals, bass Walter Horton - Harmonica Sunnyland Slim - Piano Johnny Shines - Guitar Clifton James - Drums Abner Spector - Producer. Willie Dixon is the Blues!!! I have been listening to a Remastered CD in my car on repeat for the last couple of weeks. Thanks for posting this timeless masterpiece.
I Am The Blues is a Chicago blues album released in 1970 by the well-known bluesman Willie Dixon. Personnel: Willie Dixon - vocals, bass Johnny Shines - guitar Walter "Shakey" Horton aka Big Walter Horton - harmonica Sunnyland Slim, Lafayette Leake - piano Clifton James - drums.
Chicago Bluesman Willie Dixon was perhaps best known for his songwriting. He wrote or co-wrote over 500 songs and his songs have been recorded by some of the best-known blues musicians of his era, including Muddy Waters, Magic Sam, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson. Long overdue, the album was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1986, whereas Willie Dixon was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
Chess Records songwriter Willie Dixon was the man behind some of the most beloved and influential songs in blues history, inspiring a whole generation of musicians. The Rolling Stones on Ready Steady Go!, November 20, 1964. I played the album to the rest of The Doors and they loved it. But, truthfully, I didn’t even know that Back Door Man was a Willie Dixon song. It probably had his name on the album cover somewhere. The highly recommended I Am The Blues: The Willie Dixon Story by Willie Dixon with Don Snowden is published by Da Capo Press.
Chicago blues songwriter/bassist Willie Dixon did most of his work behind the scenes, but here he lays claim to his incredible legacy, delivering new versions of classics he penned for Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Willie Mabon. Chicago blues songwriter/bassist Willie Dixon did most of his work behind the scenes, but here he lays claim to his incredible legacy, delivering new versions of classics he penned for Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Willie Mabon.
|A1||Back Door Man|
|A2||I Can't Quit You, Baby|
|A3||The Seventh Son|
|B1||I Ain't Superstitious|
|B2||You Shook Me|
|B3||I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man|
|B4||The Little Red Rooster|
|B5||The Same Thing|
- Published By – Jewel
- Liner Notes – Pete Welding
- Producer – Abner Spector
- Written-By [Music & Lyrics] – W. Dixon*
NotesManufactured in Australia
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout (Side A): MX200056
- Matrix / Runout (Side B): MX200057
|CS 9987||Willie Dixon||I Am The Blues (LP, Album)||Columbia||CS 9987||US||1970|
|PC 9987||Willie Dixon||I Am The Blues (LP, Album, RE)||Columbia||PC 9987||US||2007|
|MOVLP493, CS 9987||Willie Dixon||I Am The Blues (LP, Album, RE, 180)||Music On Vinyl, Columbia||MOVLP493, CS 9987||Europe||2012|
|PC 9987||Willie Dixon||I Am The Blues (LP, Album, RE)||Columbia||PC 9987||US||Unknown|
|CK 53627||Willie Dixon||I Am The Blues (CD, Album, RE)||Columbia, Legacy||CK 53627||US||1993|