Friday, January 10, 2014

Howlin' Wolf died this day in 1976

Chester Arthur Burnett (known by his stage name Howlin' Wolf) died this day in 1976.  His gravestone has a guitar and harmonica etched in it.  One of his most popular tunes, "How Many More Years", has become a blues staple.  That was recorded at Memphis Recording Service by Sam Phillips and also features Ike Turner on piano.  Wolf was one of a kind in his vocal delivery and while he's often imitated, he's never been duplicated.  Here's some of his most popular tunes:

"How Many More Years"

"Smokestack Lightning"



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