In Paris
  • CAT # OBCCD-582-25

    1. Rock And Rolling The House 3:27
    2. Baby Please Come Home 2:01
    3. How Make Me Do You Like You Do 2:39
    4. The Way She Loves A Man 3:06
    5. New Way To Love 5:24
    6. African Hunch With A Boogie Beat 3:32
    7. Shame Pretty Girls 3:04
    8. Baby, Baby, Baby 3:00
    9. Do De Do 2:27
    10. Cool Blooded 5:27
    11. Just You And I 2:36
    12. Pigalle Love 3:59
    13. All By Myself 1:35

Piano pumper Memphis Slim (1915-1988) and bass thumper Willie Dixon (1915-92) were kindred spirits. Both men were commanding vocalists and brilliant songwriters who played key roles in shaping the Chicago blues sound of the Fifties, though their roots were in an earlier era. The two blues titans usually worked separately, but during the late Fifties and early Sixties they frequently teamed up for recordings, club dates, and concerts, often in Europe, generating an instant, gusto-filled camaraderie. Though short-lived, theirs was one of the great duos in the history of the blues, and this long-unavailable recording of a 1962 show in Paris is a vital document of that association.

with Phillipe Combelle

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Since the early Fifties, Willie Dixon has been the studio kingpin of Chicago blues, having written, produced, and played bass on countless… More