Willie Dixon, Memphis Slim – Willies Blues (1960) [Analogue Productions 2019] SACD ISO + FLAC

Willie Dixon, Memphis Slim – Willies Blues (1960) [APO Remaster 2019]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 39:44 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,61 GB
or FLAC 2.0 (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 854 MB

Since the early 1950s, Willie Dixon has been the studio kingpin of Chicago blues, having written, produced, and played bass on countless classics by Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, and many others. Dixon has always managed to find time away from the studio to work as a performer, slapping his upright bass and singing his own tunes in a highly compelling, conversational baritone. He was working the coffeehouse circuit with pianist Memphis Slim when he cut this, his first album as a leader, in 1959. Besides his unique interpretations of “Nervous” and “Built for Comfort,” it includes eight lesser known compositions from Dixon’s prolific pen. It is unlike all other albums by Dixon, as he and Slim are accompanied, not by the usual crew of Chicago blues players, but by a group of New York mainstream jazzmen, including tenor saxophonist Hal Ashby, guitarist Wally Richardson and drummer Gus Johnson.

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Memphis Slim – Memphis Blues (1974/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Memphis Slim – Memphis Blues (1974/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 33:34 minutes | 522 MB | Genre: Blues
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front cover | © Olympic Records

American blues master Memphis Slim is joined by Roosevelt Sykes on this collaborative masterpiece! This legacy recording is presented in stunning modern clarity with audiophile quality digital transfer.

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