Chuck Berry & Willie Dixon

Charles Edward Anderson Chuck Berry (born October 18, 1926) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, and one of the pioneers of rock and roll music. William James Willie Dixon (July 1, 1915 – January 29, 1992) was an American blues musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and record producer. 5.0/5

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June 10, 1964. 50 years ago today at the suggestion of Phil Spector, The Rolling Stones recorded It's All Over Now, I can't Be Satisfied and Time Is On My Side at Chess studios in Chicago. During the day the band got to meet Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy and Chuck Berry.
I digg deep in my music like or Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf and Etta James.
So regarding a conversation on The Beatles-Queen thread...when bands sound like their influences...I would submit all the best bands will at times do this...when you hear Nirvana's "About a Girl" and say "that sounds like Lennon on the second Beatles album" or you hear Lennon's "Come Together" and say "that's Chuck Berry".Guns and Roses sounding like The Stones or Aerosmith...Zep like Buddy Guy or Willie Dixon...Pantera like Metallica...millions of bands like The Ramones (lol)...that's no accident...they are not only musicians...they are FANS...and they are paying HOMAGE...all these bands had their own originality but often would give a nod to those that came before them...this is not a bad thing or something to take away their's an acknowledgement of being passed the torch :)
The Chess studio (Chuck Berry, Bo Diddley, Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, The Rolling Stones and The Yardbirds) was at 2120 S. Michigan. Just 7 blocks north on the opposite side of Michigan Avenue was the Vee Jay studio (Staple Singers, Eddie Harris, the Four Seasons and the Beatles).
Cadillac Records is a 2008 musical biopic written and directed by Darnell Martin. The film explores the musical era from the early 1940s to the late 1960s, chronicling the life of the influential Chicago-based record-company executive Leonard Chess, and the musicians who recorded for Chess Records. The film stars Adrien Brody as Leonard Chess, Cedric the Entertainer as Willie Dixon, Mos Def as Chuck Berry, Columbus Short as Little Walter, Jeffrey Wright as Muddy Waters, Eamonn Walker as Howlin' Wolf, and Beyoncé Knowles as Etta James. The film was released in North America on December 5, 2008 by TriStar Pictures.
Cadillac Records chronicles the rise of Leonard Chess' (Adrien Brody) Chess Records and its recording artists including Muddy Waters (Jeffrey Wright), Little Walter (Columbus Short), Chuck Berry (Mos Def), Willie Dixon (Cedric The Entertainer) and the great Etta James (Beyonce Knowles). In this tale of sex, violence, race and rock and roll in Chicago of the 1950s and 60s, the film follows the exciting but...
ON THIS DATE (50 YEARS AGO) June 7, 1963 – The Rolling Stones: “Come On” b/w “I Want to Be Loved) (Decca F11675) debut 45 single is released in the UK. That same night, they made their television debut in England on ITV's "Thank Your Lucky Stars." After the show, the producer was reported to have told Stones' manager Andrew Loog Oldham to get rid of "that vile looking singer with the tire-tread lips." "Come On" is a song written and first released by Chuck Berry in 1961. The Rolling Stones released a version as their debut single in 1963. "Come On" was chosen as the Rolling Stones' debut single. Released in the summer of 1963, it reached number 21 on the UK single charts. The B-side was another cover version, Willie Dixon's "I Want to Be Loved". Both songs were recorded in May 1963.
'Come On' was written by Chuck Berry in '61, the B-side was 'I Want to Be Loved' by Willie Dixon
{ Road Dog Music Group Presents } ON THIS DAY IN ROCK & ROLL HISTORY = The Wallflower’s second effort, “Bringing Down The Horses,” is released. “One Headlight” is THE song. 1996 1940's The Animals original guitarist, Hilton Valentine (born Hilton Stewart Paterson Valentine), starts his life in North Shields, England. 1943 Chicago's William "Bill" Bradford Champlin (keyboards, guitar and vocals) is one of the few original members not from the Windy City or the Midwest. He's born on this day in Oakland, CA. 1947 1950's Drummer Stan Lynch (Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers) has a birthday. He’s born in Cincinnati but grows up in Gainsville, FL. He’s with the Heartbreakers until ’94. 1955 Chuck Berry records "Maybellene" (essentially a reworking of "Ida Red") in Chicago with Blues great Willie Dixon on bass. The song is Berry's first hit. 1955 1960's Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones is arrested a second time for possession of cannabis in his London flat. 1968 The Beatles officially announce .. ...
On this date in History: May 10, 2013. 1863; "Stonewall" Jackson, the South's greatest combat general, dies of his "friendly fire" wounds suffered in the Battle of Chancellorsville, the South's greatest victory. Afterwards, Robert E. Lee said he would give up his right arm to have Jackson back. This was pivotal in the South's defeat at Gettysburg in early July. 1869; The Golden Spike is driven into the track at Promontory Point, Utah, completing the Trans-Continental Railroad uniting the East and West and thus completing the first phase of Manifest Destiny. This, along with the Homestead Act, are two of the greatest forgotten acts passed under Abraham Lincoln's Administration. 1933; The Nazis stage a massive book burning in Germany; 1963; an unkempt looking group, compared to the Beatles, record their first record, a copy of Chuck Berry's "Come On" with Willie Dixon's "I Want To Be Loved" on the flip side. Their name is taken from a Muddy Waters song, THE Rolling Stones. 50 Years ago today, Baby. W ...
EPK for George Thorogood and The Destroyers "2120 South Michigan Avenue" Featuring songs by Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Willie Dixon and more! Rel...
I miss songs that tell stories, like the ones Chuck Berry, Willie Dixon and Bob Dylan wrote back in the day.
"Memphis" by Chuck Berry, "Very Superstitious" by Willie Dixon, "Stay with me" by Faces. Yes, I am huge Faces fan.
Chuck Berry "Roll Over Beethoven" 1994 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction for Willie Dixon
The former home of Chess Records, where Etta, Muddy, Wolf, Chuck Berry, KoKo, Bo Diddly, Little Walter all recorded, and where the Rolling Stones recorded their second EP "Five by Five" and the song 2120 South Michigan Avenue.
Listened to so much Blues to last me, well, a week. Willie Dixon, Otis Spann, Muddy Waters, Lil Walter and of course, Chuck Berry!
My entire take on Black Music came from Chicago. Most of those guys came from the South. I knew The Mud, I knew Willie Dixon the lard *** Never met Chuck Berry, brushed with Bo Diddly. Ramsey Lewis kicked us out of the studio before our session was over.
Chuck Berry's pants in Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation!! So great being in there.
I have heard many musicians describe Chuck Berry's music as “simple”. It is anything but simple. It's damned near impossible to play correctly. Listen to Willie Dixon's bass part. First of all, he's playing an acoustic bass, which allows for a big punch with no aftertaste. This allows space. Now factor in the fact that he is only playing a partial riff, leaving the 4th beat of each bar empty. That leaves space for the snare drum to put his stamp on things. Now add the fact that he is rushing the beat a bit. More space. Now add the fact that he stays in G even when the band goes to C.melodic space! So he sets you up with a very sparse bass part. As soon as Chuck's great guitar solo is over, however, Dixon goes absolutely berserk, playing all over the high register, then.back to the sparse pattern. While Dixon's bass part rushes the beat, the drummer (Freddie Below?) lays down a very relaxed swinging groove. Perfect counterpart to the bass. This splits the rhythm and stretches the beats further apart be ...
Eventually, just the way I discovered Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, through the Rolling Stones, I did the same with anyone The Who were covering. That led me to Eddie in late 1967. Hunting down his albums in New York back then was almost impossible.
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