Blue Heart Records announces special Floyd Dixon CD/3-DVD Deluxe Bundle reissue
February 17, 2023 release marks 94 years since legendary pianist's birth in East Texas.
By: Blue Heart Records
Dahl's feature begins, "Few blues greats are granted an opportunity to commemorate their mammoth legacy one last time before they leave us, to perform their classic songs in front of an adoring throng and bask in the knowledge that their music meant a great deal to their legion of fans. Floyd Dixon was one of those precious few. Less than two months before cancer claimed him in 2006, the legendary pianist headlined a star-studded two-night tribute to his 60 year music career." That performance, under the musical direction of guitarist Kid Ramos and featuring keyboard masters Dixon, Henry Gray and Pinetop Perkins in addition to special guests Kim Wilson and Johnny Tucker, is preserved for the ages in this historic collection of audio and video from the event.
"To be entrusted with a project of this magnitude and significance is truly an honor, and also a responsibility for preserving the history of our beloved blues genre," says Sallie Bengtson, Blue Heart Records partner. "We are extremely proud of this deluxe bundle, and know that it will be a welcome addition to the collections of many blues aficionados."
When first presented with the prototype for the project, HighJohn Records president Robert Auerbach said, "I spent time reading Bill Dahl's article again while looking at the pictures, mesmerized with the idea that the group of people I chose to work with were able to pull off something this truly spectacular!
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