Dixon at Harry Hope’s, in Cary, Illinois, 1979
|Birth name||William James Dixon|
|Born||(1915-07-01)July 1, 1915
Vicksburg, Mississippi, U.S.
|Died||January 29, 1992(1992-01-29) (aged 76)
|Genres||Blues, rock and roll, Chicago blues, jump blues, rhythm and blues, gospel|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, songwriter, arranger, record producer, boxer|
|Instruments||Vocals, double bass, guitar|
|Labels||Chess, Cobra, Columbia, Bluesville, Checker, Verve, MCA, Legacy, Columbia, Yambo|
|Associated acts||Big Three Trio, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter, Lowell Fulson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Chuck Berry, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Magic Sam, Junior Wells, Otis Spann|
The Blues are the true facts of life expressed in words and song, inspiration, feeling, and understanding.
Birth is the sudden opening of a window, through which you look out upon a stupendous prospect. For what has happened? A miracle. You have exchanged nothing for the possibility of everything.