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Low Down Dirty Blues

by Bill Magee Blues Band

Chicago Blues
Genre: Blues: Chicago Style
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Walked All Night Long
5:11 album only
2. Here I Come(Coming Back for Your Love)
5:06 album only
3. You Got Me Talking
4:58 album only
4. Johnny B Good
4:58 album only
5. Low Down Dirty Blues
4:47 album only
6. Blues Ain't Nothing
4:17 album only
7. Worry, Worry, Worry
6:26 album only
8. Oh, Mary Anne
3:55 album only
9. Something On Your Mind
4:16 album only
10. Further On Up the Road
4:17 album only
11. Walking the Dog
4:25 album only


Album Notes
Born in Collins, the back woods of Mississippi in 1943, Willie (Bill) Magee grew up loving music, listening to Muddy Waters, Elmore James, and B.B. King on his Father's small radio. Life was difficult and Willie experienced many hard knocks. His mother died when he was four years old and his father followed when he was just thirteen. Taken from his parentless home, his older brother Deloy moved him to his tiny one room flat in Ithaca, New York. Determined to finish high school, Willie concentrated on his studies while Deloy worked hard to support him.

At the Community Center Willie met guitarist Butch Rosenberg and his focus turned to music. As the friendship grew, they spent many hours listening to R&B and Rock and Roll, especially the blues guitars of B.B. King and Muddy Waters. With a part time job at a Department store Willie managed to save for his first guitar...a $29.99 Montgomery Ward special, much to the chagrin of his brother. Willie promised Deloy that some day he would play the Apollo Theater.

A year of solid practice brought Willie to join his first local band and at age fourteen music became his life. Working with various local bands he soon was earning money, and also managed to graduate from High School...the first in his family to do so. His ambition is to become the best guitarist in the country!!!

Moving to the Big Apple, he rented a flat in Harlem directly across from the Apollo Theater and dreamed of having his name on the marquee. Before long he was working seven nights a week and he decided to check out the King Curtis Band at the Small Paradise Club. Asking to sit in, he played three songs when the regular guitarist joined in. The air was electric as the guitarists traded off solos and riffs. After the final set the guitarist introduced himself as Jimmy James(Hendrix). That summer of '63 Jimmy James introduced Willie to the music scene and they formed the band Jimmy James and the Flames. Willie eventually put together his own band....The Kansas City Playboys. Several years were spent on the road opening for the James Brown Revue which included the Apollo Theater. Thus, his dream was realized!!!

In 1967 Jimmy James(Hendrix) left for England and Willie toured Russia, Japan, Europe and England with his band. Professional play kept him touring on the Chittlin' Circuit and on the New York scene when he was home. It was during this time Bill Magee played with B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed, Otis Redding, John Lee Hooker, Bobby 'Blue' Bland, Wilson Pickett, and Bo Diddley among others in venues like The Regal and McCormick Place in Chicago, The Royal in D.C., Madison Square Garden, The Filmore East, The Baby Grand as well as Yankee and Shea Stadium in New York City.

With the birth of his fourth child, Willie finally gave up the relentless touring and the music business for a 9 to 5 and fatherhood. Relocating to San Diego in 1987, he continued his hiatus from music until 1993. With music in his blood, Bill had to return and is now burning up the San Diego Music scene with his guitar virtuosos and those New York/Chicago Blues. Bill Magee is THE REAL DEAL.



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Music that covers all moods, Happy, energetic, sexy or sultry. love the way it makes me & my partner feel. Your music is a big part of our memories together.

Eddie Soye

This is the real deal Low Down Dirty Blues
The title of the cd says it all. Low Down Dirty Blues. This is the real deal and will appeal to all lovers of Down Home Blues. Highly recommended

Marsha Scott

This is the best real Blues Band I have heard in a very long time
I loved this CD There is no doubt this band has it together. There is so much talent here,and I saw them and they are real. They feel the music.As well as the person who listens.


Album Info Incorrect
The CD itself was great however when put into a PC the Album information that comes up is for another CD titled "Steppin Out" and it even lists the songs for that incorrrect title. The CD I received was acutally correct and it plays the correct songs but the Data file is incorrect.