As the main songwriter for Chicago's Chess label, bassist/singer Willie Dixon was one of the most influential and prolific figures in blues. Although he often served as a session player for other well-known musicians, his soulful presence was always felt, as revealed on this excellent 25-track collection which features Dixon performing with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Witherspoon, Buddy Guy, Little Walter, Elmore James, Otis Rush, and Etta James.
A trained pianist and licensed psychologist, Dr. Arnd Stein developed a technique of treatment for patients involving music played over a slowed beat, and has written a number of books and released a number of CDs featuring said works. Based in Houston, Stein has also contributed to magazines and newspapers. He co-founded Therapeutic Media in Houston, the base for all of his other media activities.
Real World Soloing: Once the basics of lead guitar playing such as scales and arpeggios have been covered, inquisitive minds would ask things like “How do I solo over a rock song?” People can go on asking things about soloing over metal, pop, country, blues, or what have you.
Dixon was the Rick Reuben of Chicago, the Quincy Jones of Chess, the George Martin of the post-war blues era and a damn fine musician to boot. His compositions are indescribably important to the history of modern music including 'Little Red Rooster', 'Hoochie Coochie Man', 'Spoonful', 'My Babe', the list goes on! Here we find him behind the mic and on the bass with fellow blues pianist legend Memphis Slim on his debut album 'Willie's Blues'.
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 (Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Willie Mabon).