List of songs written by Willie Dixon
Willie Dixon was a Chicago blues artist, perhaps best known for his songwriting. He wrote or co-wrote over 500 songs and his work has been recorded by some of the best-known blues musicians of his era, including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, and Little Walter. Later, some of his songs were popularized by rock groups, such as the Rolling Stones, Cream, and Led Zeppelin. This list includes Dixon's most well-known songs that have been interpreted by a variety artists.
- Led Zeppelin copied portions of Dixon's "Bring It On Home" for the intro and outro of their song of the same name on Led Zeppelin II. A lawsuit on behalf of Dixon was brought against Jimmy Page, et al. and was settled out of court. Subsequent releases of the group's "Bring It On Home" listed Dixon as the songwriter, with their original portions re-titled "Bring It On Back" and credited to the group members. ISWC T-914.040.241-1.
- Elements of Dixon's "You Need Love" were copied by Led Zeppelin for their popular "Whole Lotta Love". A lawsuit was settled out of court and resulted in Dixon's name being added along with the group members on subsequent releases of "Whole Lotta Love". IWSC T-070.202.109-7.
- Dixon, Willie; Snowden, Don (1989). I Am the Blues. Da Capo Press. ISBN 0-306-80415-8.
- Eder, Bruce (1996). "Willie Dixon". In Erlewine, Michael. All Music Guide to the Blues. San Francisco: Miller Freeman Books. ISBN 0-87930-424-3.
- Herzhaft, Gerard (1992). "Willie Dixon". Encyclopedia of the Blues. Fayetteville, Arkansas: University of Arkansas Press. ISBN 1-55728-252-8.
- Shadwick, Keith (2007). "Willie Dixon". The Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues. London: Quantum Publishing. ISBN 978-0-681-08644-9.