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Monday Madness!!! ~ “Insane Asylum” ~ Koko Taylor & Willie Dixon

Lorrrrrd Have Mercy! LMAO

Priceless.

This song was written by Willie Dixon and recorded in 1968 as a duet with Koko. It was released initially off Taylor’s first self entitled Chess album. It was re-released on a CD in 2001. Showcasing even more of her powerful pipes beyond what she had already done with a 1964 single by Howlin’ Wolf – Wang Dang Doodle.

But the way Dixon did the into, it was classic.

“What in the world are you doin’ here”. Then a down and out lover answering him with POWER,
“When your loved has ceased to be, ( him – Lord Have Mercy) LOL.. There’s no other place for me”.

God Bless both of their souls. They defined the song beautifully and as its title was named, Insanely.

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Friday At The Fillmore (sort to speak) ~ “Spoonful” ~ Cream

Recorded March 10, 1968 at Winterland (early show) – San Francisco, CA.
Released off the album “Wheels Of Fire” in August 68′.

Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce & Ginger Baker took this Willie Dixon song to the most explosive level a band could take it. And it was this Winterland Ballroom performance which also included “Crossroads” that would forever set in stone as being the group’s best ever live recordings.

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Wednesday When It Was Music ~ “Blues You Can’t Lose” ~ Willie Dixon

Written by Willie Dixon
Released from the 1988 album Hidden Charms.

Willie Dixon – vocals
Cash McCall – guitar, steel guitar, background vocals
Sugar Blue – harmonica
Lafayette Leake – piano
Red Callender – bass
Earl Palmer – drums

In 1989 Willie Dixon won a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Recording with this Album.

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