One of the founding members of the Chicago blues scene following World War II was the late great Willie Dixon. Both him and Muddy Waters became icons of the blues genre, but now lets fast-forward to the present with the new release from Alex Dixon, grandson of the late Willie Dixon. Alex, known as a producer, bassist and pianist returns to his family's roots with his new album "The Real McCoy." This new release also features the outstanding vocal work of Lewis "Big Lew" Powell, who grew up in Chicago and has been playing in bands since he was 19 years old.
The album kicks off with the classic blues romp/stomp of "Nothing New Under The Sun" with some stellar harmonica that flows into the follow-up track "Spider In My Stew." The energy continues to swing with the groove of "The Real McCoy," while "Howlin' For My Darling" has a certain nostalgic feel that will have you appreciating the Chicago blues heyday of the 1950s. Alex Dixon wraps up his new album with the guitar boogie-shuffle of "10,000 Miles Away" and the sweet sound of "I Want To Be Loved," as you wish the music would just keep on chugging. To find out more about Alex Dixon and his latest release "The Real McCoy," please visit vintagedixon.com.