Willie Dixon - Back Door Man

Little did the world know that in 1915, the person who would come to be known as "The Godfather of the blues" would be welcomed into the world!........ "The blues are the roots and the other musics are the fruits...As long as American Music survives, so will the blues..." - Willie Dixon

"Back Door Man" is a blues song written by Willie Dixon for Howlin' Wolf, released by Chess Records as a B-side to Wolf's "Wang Dang Doodle" in 1961. The song's author Willie Dixon recorded it on his 1970 album I Am The Blues. In southern culture, the phrase "back-door man" refers to a man having an affair with a married woman, using the back door as an exit before the husband comes home. The phrase "back-door man" dates from the 1920s, but the term became a double entendre in the 1960s, also meaning "one who practices anal intercourse." The song became an early standard cover song of The Doors and they recorded it for their 1967 debut album. Album: 'Willie Dixon I Am The Blues' Chess Records 1970, reissue Abner - Spector ('360 Sound') Columbia Legacy ' Roots and Blues' CK 53627 Willie Dixon - vocal w/Chicago All-stars: Johnny Shines - guitar, Walter 'Shakey' Horton - harmonica Sunnyland Slim, Lafayette Leake - piano and Clifton James - drums

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