“Give The Bass Player Some!”
Willie Dixon, the blues
composer extraordinaire

Founder of Blues Heaven Foundaton
Bob Stroger
Have Bass, Will Travel
Biscuit Miller and the Mix
Blues With A Smile
Bass Essentials of Nick Charles
Another Bass Player From Vicksburg, Mississippi
Walking Bass Lines
Pookie Young
of Lil Ed and the Blues Imperials

The Bass Players
Richard Cousins • Johnny B. Gayden
Bill Stuve • Johnny Ace
Scot Sutherland • Willie J. Campbell
Patrick Rynn • Larry Fulcher
Bill Rich • Bernard Reed
Rice Moorehead • Heather Tackett
George Porter • Fernando Jones
Jack Cruz • Mark Montgomery
The Motor City Shakedown
Darryl Lee
The Bass Man in Black
Paul Randolph
A Player’s Bassist
James Cloyd
Motor City Man of the World

On The Road
Texas blues
NYC blues
Wisconsin blues
San Diego blues
Florida blues
KC blues

The Bass-ics…Start with the drummer!
By Mark Montgomery
Ace’s Alley

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On the cover:
With Willie Dixon looking down on them, 4 of Chicago's best bass players posed for Robert Jr Whitall on December 27,2009

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Blues Reviews

Blues Art
Willie Dixon 2-10
By Er4ic Z. Manning
Janis Joplin 12-09
By Dane Tighman
Running Shoes 10-09
By Londsay Shannon
Muddy Waters 8-09
By Dagmar Chaplin
Stevie Ray Vaughn 6-09
By Mark Arminski
Robert Johnson 4-09
By Dagmar Chaplin


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