Willie Mabon

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    I Don't KnowWillie Mabon
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    I Don't Know WhyWillie Mabon
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    Seventh SonWillie Mabon
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    I'm MadWillie Mabon

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        The sly, insinuating vocals and chunky piano style of Willie Mabon won the heart of many an R&B fan during the early '50s. His salty Chess waxings "I Don't Know," "I'm Mad," and "Poison Ivy" established the pianist as a genuine Chicago blues force, but he faded as an R&B hitmaker at the dawn of rock & roll. Mabon was already well-grounded in blues tradition from his Memphis upbringing when he hit Chicago in 1942. Schooled in jazz as well as blues, Mabon found the latter his tick... Read more

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