Thursday, March 2, 2017

Willie Dixon - Weak Brain And A Narrow Mind

Willie Dixon was one of the greatest bluesmen who ever lived.  He wrote a bunch of the old blues greats, including Hoochie Coochie Man.  He was a gold glove boxer, and Joe Lewis' sparing partner.  He fought - and won - copyright violations for a bunch of his songs, most notably Led Zeppelin who stole his song You Need Love, turning it into Whole Lotta Love*.

And each of these bands had one of his songs on their debut album: Cream, Jeff Beck, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and Steppenwolf.  Yowser.

This song showcases his virtuoso playing and soulful way of singing.  It's quite a performance.

* Robert Plant admitted this after the lawsuit was settled in the late 1980s.

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