Memphis Slim & Willie Dixon


In Paris

  • Release Date: 14 Jun 1996
  • OBCCD-582-2

Piano pumper Memphis Slim (1915-1988) and bass thumper Willie Dixon (1915-92) were kindred spirits. Both men were commanding vocalists and brilliant songwriters who played key roles in shaping the Chicago blues sound of the Fifties, though their roots were in an earlier era. The two blues titans usually worked separately, but during the late Fifties and early Sixties they frequently teamed up for recordings, club dates, and concerts, often in Europe, generating an instant, gusto-filled camara… MORE