Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim - Willie's Blues (200g)
Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim - Willie's Blues (200g)
Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim - Willie's Blues (200g)
Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim - Willie's Blues (200g)

Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim - Willie's Blues (200g)

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Willie Dixon, vocals

Memphis Slim, piano

Hal Ashby, tenor sax

Wally RIchardson, guitar

Gus Johnson, drums

Written by Willie Dixon (A1 to A3, A5 to B3, B5)

1 LP,  tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock

Limited edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 200g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’



Record Press : Quality Record Pressings

Label : Analogue Productions

Original Label : Prestige

Recorded in Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey, by Rudy Van Gelder

Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

Originally released in 1960

Reissued in 2016

Tracks :

Side A:

  1. Nervous
  2. Good Understanding
  3. That's My Baby
  4. Slim's Thing
  5. That's All I Want Baby
  6. Don't You Tell Nobody
  7. Youth To You

Side B:

  1. Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues
  2. Built For Comfort
  3. I Got A Razor
  4. Go Easy
  5. Move Me

      Reviews :

      « According to the original liner notes, this 1959 Willie Dixon session was cut during a two hour span in between flights. This certainly explains the relaxed, jam session feel of the recordings. Unfortunately, the songs come out sounding sluggish and stilted at times; this is partly due, no doubt, to the makeshift nature of the date, but also, more surprisingly, because of drummer Gus Johnson's overly slick and formalized playing. On top of this, one has to contend with Dixon's less-then-inspired vocals -- it's Dixon's writing talents and A&R savvy in the blues world that warrant him a place in the pantheon, not his skills at the microphone. That all said, this still is an enjoyable disc to listen to, not least of all because of the quality of Dixon's many originals and the freshness of pianist Memphis Slim's playing. And while the vaudevillian comedy of a song like "Built for Comfort" can be traced to Dixon's earlier pop R&B work with the Big Three Trio, rougher blues standouts like "Go Easy" and "Move Me" lead back to the Chicago blues world Dixon shared with Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf. Not a first disc for curious listeners, but certainly a pleasant enough addition to the blues lover's collection. » AllMusic Review by Stephen Cook

      Ratings : 

      AllMusic : 2.5 / 5 , Discogs : 4.47 / 5 

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