Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Willie Dixon Wang Dang Doodle|
Actors: John Watkins, Arthur "Butch" Dixon, Carey Bell Harrington, Mike Morrison, Clifton James
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
A Rare Look At The Top Blues Song Writer and A and R Man.
Perry Celestino | Tahmoor, NSW Australia | 07/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Well hardly any footage exists of Willie Dixon- the Blues great we all saw on writing credits in the 1960s on Rolling Stones singles and so on. He was always in the background as a bass side man, producer, arranger, writer and talent scout (Koko Taylor, Otis Rush). However, he was also an exemplary bassist! Watch him on the American Folk Blues Festival Tours.
This show is very interesting. It features Dixon with Baby Doo Caston, a man he played with before he went to Chess Records, in a very well done set of Blues standards including the seminal "I Just Want To Make Love To You", Willie Mabon's hit written by Dixon "The Seventh Son"(Covered by Johnny Rivers) and the great "Wang Dang Doodle" which was the recently decreased Koko Taylor's greatest hit (and also done by Howlin' Wolf).
The band includes Carey Bell on harp and the DVD has a lot of extras including a biography, discography, Chess Records documentary, photos and more. This is another European made re-issue of Blues music made in the Czech Republic, its in PAL format. At least someone has rare footage of these important Blues greats."
Willie did it all.
Richard Gearon | Orange County, CA USA | 03/19/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I had never seen or heard Willie Dixon performing before I ordered this DVD. I have known all about his song-writing genius for over half a century, but wasn't expecting such a fantastic performance. I never knew that he had such a great singing voice, and that he plays that old bull fiddle better than ANYONE, in any genre, that I have ever heard. As soon as I watched it, I ordered volume one of the blues festival DVDs. If you love the blues 1/10th as much as I do, and haven't discovered Willie Dixon as a performer, what are you waiting for?"