Floyd Dixon

Vocals, Piano

Date of Birth:  February 8, 1929    Marshall, TX

Date of Death:  July 26, 2006    Los Angeles, CA

Place of Burial:  Inglewood Park Cemetery

                          720 East Florence Avenue

                          Inglewood, CA 90301

Has Marker:  Yes

Grave Location:  Pinecrest Section


Too Much Jellyroll / Baby, Let's Go Down To The Woods, Aladdin (45-3111)

You Made A Fool Of Me / Doin' The Town, Modern Records (20-797)

Tired, Broke, And Busted / Come Back Baby, Aladdin (45-3151)

Call Operator 210 / Wine, Wine, Wine, Aladdin (3135)

Hole In The Wall / Old Memories, Specialty (SP-477-45)

Please Don't Go / Hard Living Alone, Specialty (SP-468)

Ooh-Eee! Ooh-Eee! / Nose Trouble, Specialty (XSP-486)

Oooh Little Girl / What Is Life Without A Home?, Ebb (105)

Alarm Clock Blues / I'm Ashamed Of Myself, Checker (857)

Tight Skirts / Wake Up And Live, Swingin' (45-626)

Tired, Broke And Busted / Call Operator 210, Imperial (5849)

Empty Stocking Blues / San Francisco Blues, Aladdin (3074)


Floyd Dixon With Eddie Williams and His Brown Buddies, You Need Me Now / Prairie Dog Hole, Supreme (1546)

Floyd Dixon With Johnny Moore's Three Blazers, Walkin' And Talkin' Blues / Girl Fifteen, Aladdin (3069)
Floyd Dixon With Johnny Moore's Three Blazers, Do I Love You / Time And Place, Aladdin (3101)

Floyd Dixon With Johnny Moore's Three Blazers, You Played Me For A Fool / Broken-Hearted Traveler, Aladdin (3166)

Floyd Dixon With Johnny Moore's Three Blazers, A Long Time Ago / You Need Me Now, Aladdin (3230)

Floyd Dixon With Johnny Moore's Three Blazers, Married Woman / Lovin', Aladdin (45-3196)

Floyd Dixon And The Brown Buddies, Worries / You Need Me Now, Swing Time (287A)

Floyd Dixon With Eddie William's Trio, Houston Jump / Brokenhearted, Swing Time (261A)

Bernie Hamilton Presents: Floyd Dixon, Inculcation ‎(47194)

After Blues, Inculcation (286)

"Hitsville Look Out" Here's Mr. Magnificent, Cottontail Music West ‎(1001)

Wake Up And Live!, Alligator Records (ALCD 4841)

Fine! Fine! Thing!, Highjohn Records ‎(01739)

Mr. Magnificent Hits Again, Cottontail Music West ‎(JAX 1922)

Live In Sweden, El Camino Records (LP 001)

Time Brings About A Change... A Floyd Dixon Celebration, Highjohn Records (52062)

Opportunity Blues, Route 66 ‎ (KIX-1)

Houston Jump, Route 66 (KIX-11)

Marshall Texas Is My Home, Ace (CDCHD 361)

His Complete Aladdin Recordings, Capitol Records ‎(7243 8 36293 2 9)

Cow Town Blues (The Seminal 1948-50 Recordings), Ace ‎(CDCHD 740)

Hey Bartender! (His Very Best 1949-1959), Jasmine Records (JASMCD 3065)


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