Willie's Blues

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Willie's Blues
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Studio album by
RecordedDecember 3, 1959
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, United States
LabelPrestige Bluesville : BVLP-1003
ProducerEsmond Edwards
Willie Dixon chronology
Willie's Blues
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Willie's Blues is Willie Dixon's debut album, released in 1959.[1] Given almost equal credit on the album was his piano accompanist, Memphis Slim, who played on all of the tracks, and wrote the two numbers that were not penned by Dixon.[2]

The album was issued on the Prestige Bluesville record label in the vinyl format.[3] According to the original liner notes, the album was recorded during a two-hour recording span, in between flights.[1][2] It was recorded at Rudy Van Gelder's studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.[2]

The album was re-issued on CD in June 1992 on Charly - catalog reference CDCHD 349.[3]

Track listing[edit]

  • All songs written by Willie Dixon, except where indicated.
  1. "Nervous" 3:15
  2. "Good Understanding" 2:15
  3. "That's My Baby" 3:22
  4. "Slim's Thing" (Memphis Slim) 3:24
  5. "That's All I Want Baby" 2:15
  6. "Don't You Tell Nobody" 2:09
  7. "Youth to You" 3:24
  8. "Sittin' and Cryin' the Blues" 3:23
  9. "Built for Comfort" 2:32
  10. "I Got a Razor" 4:14
  11. "Go Easy" (Memphis Slim) 5:52
  12. "Move Me" 3:20[1]




  1. ^ a b c d Stephen Cook (1959-12-03). "Willie's Blues - Willie Dixon, Memphis Slim | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-01-31.
  2. ^ a b c Liner notes from BVLP-1003 - original vinyl album
  3. ^ a b Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. p. 277. ISBN 1-84195-017-3.
  4. ^ "Willie's Blues - Willie Dixon, Memphis Slim | Credits". AllMusic. 1959-12-03. Retrieved 2014-01-31.