According to Webster, a Catalyst is a "substance that initiates and increases the rate of a chemical reaction." When it comes to contemporary blues/rock/ the songs of Willie Dixon have been a main Catalyst between blues oriented artists and those following. Dixon is the bluesman's bluesman. His compositions read like a "hit parade" with tunes like "Spoonful," "Back Door Man," "The Seventh Son," "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man," "The Little Red Rooster" and "You Shook Me," all being big chart records. And the list of blues/rock, pop, folk and traditional blues artists who have recorded Wilie's material is astounding from Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Sam Cooke, Bo Diddley, Dr. John and The Doors to Led Zeppelin, Magic Sam, John Mayall, Ricky Nelson, Elvis Presley, Otis Redding and The Rolling Stones. This aptly titled 1973 Ovation Records collection only added to his unimpeachable legacy with further cornerstone classics like "Bring It On Home," "My Babe," "Wang Dang Doodle" and "I Just Want To Make Love to You."