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Widely acknowledged as “the poet laureate of the blues,” bassist-composer Willie Dixon joined the staff at Chess Records in the midst of a successful performing career with several pioneering blues acts. Up in Chicago, he became Chess’s top writer, churning out hits for Muddy Waters (“Hoochie Coochie Man,” “I’m Ready,” “I Just Wanna Make Love to You”), Howlin’ Wolf (“Little Red Rooster,” “I Ain’t Superstitious,” “Evil,” “Spoonful”), Little Walter (“My Babe”), Otis […]