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Willie Dixon

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Biography

Willie Dixon (born July 1, 1915, Vicksburg, Miss., U.S.-died Jan. 29, 1992, Burbank, Calif.) was a U.S. musician who influenced the emergence of electric blues and rock music. In 1936 Dixon moved from his native Mississippi to Chicago, won an Illinois Golden Gloves boxing championship, and began selling his songs. He played double bass in several bands before joining Chess Records. His lively compositions, which he sold for as little as $30, included “Little Red Rooster,” “You Shook Me,” and “Back Door Man”; many were later recorded by Muddy Waters, Elvis Presley, and the Rolling Stones. Dixon toured widely throughout the U.S. and Europe.

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  1.  
    Lyrics
    Back Door Man 6.08 Trk 1
    (Willie Dixon)
    Willie Dixon
    Chess Records 1970, reissue
    Abner - Spector ('360 Sound')
    Back Door Man  -  67,563 plays
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    It could be a spoonful of coffee
    it could be a spoonful of tea
    but one little spoon of your precious love
    is good enough for me
    Men lie about that spoonful
    Spoonful  -  72,109 plays
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    You know you sme, you sme all night long
    (didn't even____________)
    whoa you sme, pretty mama, you sme all night long
    (couldn't rest a bit)
    oh you just kept on shakin' me baby, oh you done messed up my happy home
    You Shook Me  -  56,268 plays
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    The Seventh Son 4: 13 Trk 3
    (Willie Dixon)
    Willie Dixon
    Chess Records 1970, reissue
    Originally produced by Abner - Spector
    The Seventh Son  -  42,781 plays
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    I got 29 ways just to make it to my baby’s door
    (To my lovely baby’s door)
    I got 29 ways just to make it to my baby’s door
    (To my lovely baby’s door)
    But if she needs me bad I can find about 2 or 3 more
    29 Ways  -  38,949 plays
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