Willie Dixon, via Flickr.

Willie Dixon, Chicago's best standup bass player, songwriter and session manager. Chess Records and its artists would never have been as successful as they were without Dixon.

Muddy Waters, T-Bone Walker, Memphis Slim, Otis Spann, Bill Stepney, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Matt Guitar Murphy, Willie Dixon, Victoria Spivey , Big Joe Williams

Blues masters arrive in Europe for the American Folk Blues Festival Tour / Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, T-Bone Walker, Buddy Guy and others.

1980 ♦ Willie Dixon (1915 - 1992) - American blues musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and record producer.

William James Willie Dixon: Helped Shape the Post–World War II Sound of the Chicago Blues