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Willie Dixon's style of blues was one of the inspirations for a new generation of music, rock and roll.

Willie Dixon (July 1, 1915January 29, 1992) was a well-known American blues bassist, singer, songwriter, and record producer.

He was born as William James Dixon in Vicksburg, Mississippi. He was a producer for Chess and Checker Records in Chicago and is considered one of the key figures in the creation of Chicago blues. He worked with Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Rush, Bo Diddley, Little Walter, Sonny Boy Williamson, Koko Taylor, Little Milton, Eddie Boyd, Jimmy Witherspoon, Lowell Fulson, Willie Mabon and others.

Willie Dixon died in Burbank, California in 1992 and was buried in the Burr Oak Cemetery in Alsip, Illinois.

He wrote many famous blues songs, usually producing and playing bass when they were first recorded. Some of these, and some subsequent covers include:

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