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Encyclopedia > Howlin' Wolf
Howlin' Wolf
Birth name Chester Arthur Burnett
Born June 10, 1910(1910-06-10)
White Station, Mississippi, U.S.
Died January 10, 1976 (aged 65)
Hines, Illinois, U.S.
Genre(s) Blues
Occupation(s) Musician
Songwriter
Instrument(s) Vocals
Guitar
Harmonica
Years active 1951 - 1976
Label(s) Chess

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Early life

Born in White Station near West Point, Mississippi, he was named after Chester A. Arthur, 21st President of the United States, and was nicknamed Big Foot and Bull Cow in his early years because of his massive size. He explained the origin of the name Howlin' Wolf thus: "I got that from my grandfather [John Jones]. He used to tell him stories about the wolves in that part of the country" and warn him that if he misbehaved, they would "get him". As a youth he listened to Charley Patton, who taught him the rudiments of guitar, as well as to the Mississippi Sheiks, Tommy Johnson, and Jimmie Rodgers, whose famous "blue yodel" Burnett integrated into his singing style. His harmonica playing was modelled after that of Rice Miller (also known as Sonny Boy Williamson II), who had lived with his sister for a time and taught him how to play. He played with Robert Johnson and Willie Brown in his youth. West Point is a city in Clay County, Mississippi, United States. ... Chester Alan Arthur (October 5, 1829 – November 18, 1886) was an American politician who served as the 21st President of the United States. ... Charley Patton Charley Patton (May 1, 1891–April 28, 1934) was an American delta blues musician, and one of the first mainstream stars of the genre. ... Cover to Stop and Listen by the Mississippi Sheiks The Mississippi Sheiks were a popular guitar and fiddle group of the 1930s. ... Tommy Johnson (1896 – November 1, 1956) was an influential delta blues musician. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Sonny Boy Williamson, circa 1964 Aleck Rice Miller (December 5, 1899 - May 25, 1965), a. ... For other persons named Robert Johnson, see Robert Johnson (disambiguation). ... Willie Brown (August 6, 1900 - December 30, 1952) was an American Delta Blues guitarist and singer. ...


He farmed during the 1930s, served in the United States Army as a radioman in Seattle during World War II, and by 1948 had formed a band which included guitarists Willie Johnson and M. T. Murphy, harmonica player Junior Parker, a pianist remembered only as "Destruction", and drummer Willie Steele. He began broadcasting on KWEM in West Memphis, Arkansas, alternating between performing and pitching farm equipment, and auditioned for Sam Phillips's Memphis Recording Service in 1951. The 1930s (years from 1930–1939) were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles, as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression, also known as the World Depression. ... The United States Army is the largest and oldest branch of the armed forces of the United States. ... Willie Johnson (1913 – 1980) was a guitarist born in Senatobia, MS, USA. He should not be confused with Blind Willie Johnson. ... Junior Parkers style influenced early rockabilly artists, such as Elvis Presley. ... Location of West Memphis, Arkansas Coordinates: County Crittenden Government  - Mayor William H. Johnson Area  - City 68. ... Sam Phillips, born Samuel Cornelius Phillips (January 5, 1923 – June 30, 2003), was a record producer who played an important role in the emergence of rock and roll as the major form of popular music in the 1950s. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


According to the documentary film The Howlin' Wolf Story, Howlin' Wolf's parents broke up when he was young. His very religious mother Gertrude threw him out of the house for refusing to work around the farm while still a child; he then moved in with his uncle, Will Young, who treated him badly. When he was 13, he ran away and walked 85 miles barefoot to join his father, where he finally found a happy home within his father's large family. During the peak of his success, he returned from Chicago to his home town to see his mother again, but was driven to tears when she rebuffed him and refused to take any money he offered her, saying it was from his playing the "Devil's music". The Howlin Wolf Story - The Secret History of Rock & Roll is a 2003 documentary about the life of blues legend Howlin Wolf. ...


Career

Howlin' Wolf quickly became a local celebrity, and soon began working with a band that included both Willie Johnson and guitarist Pat Hare. His first recordings came in 1951, when he was simultaneously signed with the Bihari brothers at Modern Records and to Leonard Chess' Chess Records. Chess issued Howlin' Wolf's How Many More Years in August 1951; Wolf also recorded sides for Modern, with Ike Turner, in late 1951 and early 1952. Chess eventually won the war over the singer, and Wolf settled in Chicago, Illinois c. 1953. Upon arriving in Chicago, he assembled a new band, recruiting Chicagoan Joseph Leon "Jody" Williams from Memphis Slim's band as his first guitarist. Within a year Wolf enticed guitarist Hubert Sumlin to leave Memphis and join him in Chicago; Sumlin's terse, curlicued solos perfectly complemented Burnett's huge voice and surprisingly subtle phrasing. Although the line up of Wolf's band would change regularly over the years, and he employed many different guitarists both on recordings and in live performance, including Willie Johnson, Jody Williams, Lee Cooper, L.D. McGhee, Otis "Big Smokey" Smother, his brother Abe "Little Smokey" Smothers, Jimmy Rogers, Freddie "Abu Talib" Robinson, and Buddy Guy, among others, Sumlin remained a member of the band (except for a couple of short absences) for the rest of Wolf's career, and is the guitarist most often associated with the Chicago Howlin' Wolf sound. Pat Hare (20 December 1930 - 26 September 1980) was a blues and rockabilly guitarist and singer. ... See also: 1950 in music, other events of 1951, 1952 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Johnnie Ray has his first hit record with Cry. ... The Bihari Brothers, Jules, Joe, Lester and Saul, were American music entreprneurs and the founders of Modern Records and its subsidiaries. ... Modern Record was a record label formed in 1945 by Jules, Saul, Lester and Joe Bidhari. ... Leonard Chess (March 12, 1917 - October 16, 1969) was a record company executive, founder of Chess Records. ... The Chess Records logo, as featured on this Memphis Slim single. ... Izear Luster Turner (born November 5, 1931) is an African American musician (piano, guitar), bandleader, talent scout and record producer, best known for his work with his former wife Tina Turner. ... See also: 1951 in music, other events of 1952, 1953 in music, 1950s in music and the list of years in music // Events Pierre Schaeffer publishes his A la recherche dune musique concrète (The Search for a Concrete Music), an explanation of his experimental approach to composing. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... Hubert Sumlin (November 16, 1931) is a blues guitar player known as a both a solo artist and central element in Howlin Wolfs backup band. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... George Buddy Guy (born July 30, 1936) is a five-time Grammy Award-winning American blues and rock guitarist and singer. ...


In the 1950s Wolf had four songs that qualified as "hits" on the Billboard national R&B charts: "How Many More Years", his first and biggest hit, made it to #4 in 1951; its flip side, "Moanin' at Midnight", made it to #10 the same year; "Smoke Stack Lightning" charted for three weeks in 1956, peaking at #8; and "I Asked For Water" appeared on the charts for one week in 1956, in the #8 position. Smoke Stack Lightning (as listed on the original single, more commonly referred to as Smokestack Lightning) is a 1956 blues song by Howlin Wolf. ...


His 1962 album Howlin' Wolf is a famous and influential blues album, often referred to as "The Rocking Chair album" because of its cover illustration depicting an acoustic guitar leaning against a rocking chair. This album contained "Wang Dang Doodle", "Goin' Down Slow", "Spoonful", and "Little Red Rooster", songs which found their way into the repertoires of British and American bands infatuated with Chicago blues. In 1964 he toured Europe as part of the American Folk Blues Festival tour produced by German promoters Horst Lippmann and Fritz Rau. In 1965 he appeared on the television show Shindig at the insistence of the Rolling Stones, who were scheduled to appear on the same program and who had covered "Little Red Rooster" on an early album. He was often backed on records by bassist and songwriter Willie Dixon who authored such Howlin' Wolf standards as "Spoonful", "I Ain't Superstitious", "Little Red Rooster", "Back Door Man", "Evil", "Wang Dang Doodle" (later recorded by Koko Taylor), and others. See also: 1960s in music. ... Howlin Wolf is the second album from blues singer Howlin Wolf. ... Wang Dang Doodle written by Willie Dixon in 1977 for Howling Wolf at Chess Records in Chicago. ... Goin Down Slow or Going Down Slow is a blues song written by St. ... Spoonful is a song by Willie Dixon from his 1960 album I Am the Blues. ... Little Red Rooster is a blues song originally written and recorded by Willie Dixon. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rolling Stones redirects here. ... Willie Dixons style of blues was one of the inspirations for a new generation of music, rock and roll. ... Spoonful is a song by Willie Dixon from his 1960 album I Am the Blues. ... I Aint Superstitious is a song originally written and performed by bluesman Willie Dixon in 1962. ... Back Door Man is a song written by Willie Dixon and originally performed by Howlin Wolf (released on Chess Records 1777, 1961). ... Koko Taylor (Undated photograph) Koko Taylor sometimes called KoKo Taylor (born September 28, 1935 as Cora Walton, on a farm just outside Memphis, Tennessee) is an American blues musician, popularly known as the Queen of the Blues. ...

Howlin' Wolf album cover

In 1971, Howlin' Wolf and his long-time guitarist Hubert Sumlin traveled to London to record the Howlin' Wolf London Sessions LP. British blues/rock musicians Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Ian Stewart, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts played alongside the Wolf on this album. He recorded his last album for Chess, The Back Door Wolf, in 1973. Chess released a Howlin' Wolf compilation album, Chess Masters, in 1981. Howlin Wolf album cover, uploaded by Gerald Zuckier. ... Howlin Wolf album cover, uploaded by Gerald Zuckier. ... Hubert Sumlin (November 16, 1931) is a blues guitar player known as a both a solo artist and central element in Howlin Wolfs backup band. ... The London Howlin Wolf Sessions is an album by blues singer Howlin Wolf. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Ian AR Stewart (18 July 1938 – 12 December 1985) was a Scottish rock musician. ... Bill Wyman (born William George Perks on 24 October 1936) was the bassist for the English rock and roll band The Rolling Stones from its founding in 1962 until 1993. ... Charles Robert Charlie Watts (born 2 June 1941) is the drummer of The Rolling Stones. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... Chess Masters is a compilation album by blues musician Howlin Wolf. ... See also: Musical groups established in 1981 Record labels established in 1981 list of years in music // January 10 - Revival of the Gilbert and Sullivan operetta The Pirates of Penzance opens at Broadways Uris Theatre, starring Linda Ronstadt and Rex Smith February 14 - Billy Idol leaves the band Generation...


Unlike many other blues musicians, after he left his impoverished childhood to begin a musical career, Howlin' Wolf was always financially successful. Having already achieved a measure of success in Memphis, he described himself as "the onliest one to drive himself up from the Delta" to Chicago, which he did, in his own car on the Blues Highway and with four thousand dollars in his pocket, a rare distinction for a black blues man of the time. In his early career, this was the result of his musical popularity and his ability to avoid the pitfalls of alcohol, gambling, and the various dangers inherent in what are vaguely described as "loose women", to which so many of his peers fell prey. The Dubuque-Wisconsin Bridge, Dubuque, Iowa. ... Alcoholic beverages. ... Caravaggio, The Cardsharps, c. ...


Wolf met his future wife, Lillie, when she attended one of his performances in a Chicago club. She and her family were urban and educated, and not involved in what was generally seen as the unsavory world of blues musicians. Nonetheless, immediately attracted when he saw her in the audience as Wolf says he was, he pursued her and won her over. According to those who knew them, the couple remained deeply in love until his death. They raised two daughters, Bettye and Barbara.


After he married Lillie, who was able to manage his professional finances, Wolf was so financially successful that he was able to offer band members not only a decent salary, but benefits such as health insurance; this in turn enabled him to hire his pick of the available musicians, and keep his band one of the best around. According to his daughters, he was never financially extravagant, for instance driving a Pontiac station wagon rather than a more expensive and flashy car. Health insurance is a type of insurance whereby the insurer pays the medical costs of the insured if the insured becomes sick due to covered causes, or due to accidents. ... Pontiac is a marque of automobile produced by General Motors and sold in the United States, Canada and Mexico from 1926 to the present. ... Estate car body style (Saab 95) A station wagon (United States usage), wagon (Australian usage, though station wagon is widely used) or estate car (United Kingdom usage) is a car body style similar to a sedan car but with an extended rear cargo area. ...


At 6 foot, 6 inches (198cm) and close to 300 pounds (136 kg), he was an imposing presence with one of the loudest and most memorable voices of all the "classic" 1950s Chicago blues singers. Howlin' Wolf's voice has been compared to "the sound of heavy machinery operating on a gravel road". Although the two were reportedly not that different in actual personality, this rough edged, slightly fearsome musical style is often contrasted with the less harsh but still powerful presentation of his contemporary, Muddy Waters, to describe the two pillars of the Chicago Blues representing the two sides of the music. McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1915 – April 30, 1983), better known as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician and is generally considered the Father of Chicago blues. He is also the actual father of blues musician Big Bill Morganfield. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson (Rice Miller), Little Walter Jacobs and Muddy Waters are usually regarded in retrospect as the greatest blues artists who recorded for Chess in Chicago. Sam Phillips once remarked of Chester Arthur Burnett, "When I heard Howlin' Wolf, I said, 'This is for me. This is where the soul of man never dies.' " In 2004, Rolling Stone Magazine ranked him #51 on their list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.[1] Sonny Boy Williamson, circa 1964 Aleck Rice Miller (December 5, 1899 - May 25, 1965), a. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... McKinley Morganfield (April 4, 1915 – April 30, 1983), better known as Muddy Waters, was an American blues musician and is generally considered the Father of Chicago blues. He is also the actual father of blues musician Big Bill Morganfield. ... This article is about the music magazine. ...


Chester Burnett "Howlin Wolf" died at Hines VA Hospital in Hines, IL, and is buried in Oak Ridge Cemetery, Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, USA Plot: Section 18, on the east side of the road. His large gravestone, allegedly purchased by Eric Clapton, has an image of a guitar and harmonica etched into it. Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ...


Covers

Countless artists have recorded cover versions of Howlin' Wolf songs; listed below are some the recordings: In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ...

  • Megadeth covered "I Ain't Superstitious" on their album Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
  • "Little Red Rooster" was covered by Sam Cooke in 1963, The Doors (which appears on their live album Alive, She Cried), and by The Rolling Stones in 1964.
  • Both The Yardbirds and The Animals covered "Smokestack Lightning" in 1964 and 1966 respectively.
  • Little Feat covered "Forty-Four Blues / How Many More Years" for their first, self titled album, Little Feat
  • Led Zeppelin covered "Killing Floor" in 1968-69 concerts and used the song as the basis for "The Lemon Song" on Led Zeppelin II. "Smokestack Lightning" and "How Many More Years" served as partial blueprints for "How Many More Times" on their 1969 debut album.
  • The Doors covered "Back Door Man" for their first, self titled album, The Doors
  • The Electric Prunes regularly covered "Smokestack Lightnin'" in their live shows, a recording of which can be found on their Stockholm '67 LP.
  • The Jimi Hendrix Experience covered "Killing Floor" at a BBC Saturday Club radio session in 1967, a recording of which is available on their 1998 BBC Sessions compilation, and opened with it at the Monterey Pop Festival (also in 1967). This song also served as the first jam between Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton when they first met at Ronnie Scott's pub in London.
  • Cream also covered one of his songs on their double-album Wheels of Fire. They also covered his song, "Spoonful". On the first (studio) disc, Cream covered "Sitting on Top of the World". This song has also been covered by Bob Dylan in the 1992 album Good as I been to you. Howlin' Wolf's own version was a cover of the 1930 classic original by the Mississippi Sheiks.
  • Soundgarden covered "Smokestack Lightning" on their first album Ultramega OK.
  • Clutch covers "Who's Been Talking" on their 2005 release Robot Hive/Exodus.
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan covered three Howlin' Wolf songs on his studio albums: "Tell Me" appears on Texas Flood; "You'll be mine" (written by Willie Dixon) on Soul to Soul and "Love Me Darlin'" on In Step. Vaughan also played "Shake for me" (written by W.Dixon) on the live album In the Beginning, even copying the original guitar solo, played by Hubert Sumlin and "I'm Leaving You (Commit a Crime)" can be found from Live-Alive album.
  • George Thorogood covered "Highway 49" and "Smokestack Lightning" on Born to be Bad in 1988. He also covered "Howlin' for My Baby" in 1993 on Haircut.
  • On The Crossroads Guitar Festival DVD, "Killing Floor" was performed by Hubert Sumlin, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray and Jimmie Vaughan. It is quite possible that the guitar riff from the song was written by Sumlin.
  • "Little Red Rooster" was covered by British alternative band The Jesus and Mary Chain on their Sound of Speed album
  • PJ Harvey covered "Wang Dang Doodle" in her early years and was released on a 2002 b-sides & rarities album
  • Tom Waits has covered "Who's Been Talking?" several times during live performances.
  • Iron & Wine released a live cover of "Smokestack Lightning" on a compilation CD entitled Hope Isn't a Word that came with issue 15 of the magazine Comes With a Smile.
  • Monster Magnet performed their own rendition of "Evil" on their 1993 album, Superjudge
  • Smokestack Lightning was a staple of early Grateful Dead shows during the Pigpen era, and was revived by the band (with Bob Weir on vocals) during the 1990's. The Dead also performed "Little Red Rooster", "Wang Dang Doodle", "I Ain't Superstitious" and "Meet Me In The Bottom" at various points in their career.
  • Cactus (band) recorded their version of the song "Evil" on their 1971 album Restrictions. It also appeared on their best-of album entitled Cactology.
  • The Who covered Smokestack Lightning in a medley with Shakin' All Over. Smokestack Lightning was edited out of the version of Shakin' All Over that appeared on the album Live At Leeds
  • Jeff Beck covered "I Ain't Superstitious" in his album "Truth"
  • The Radiators (US) recorded "Sittin' On Top Of The World" on their live double CD Earth vs. The Radiators: the First 25 (album). They have covered many Howlin' Wolf songs in their 4200 known live performances. "Forty-Four Blues" and "Sittin' On Top Of The World" are long-time staples of their live shows, having been performed over 100 times each. Other Howlin' Wolf songs performed live by the Radiators include: "Built For Comfort", "Back Door Man", "Down In The Bottom", "Howlin' For My Baby", "Killing Floor", "Little Red Rooster", "Shake For Me", "Smokestack Lightning", "Spoonful", "Wang Dang Doodle" and "Who's Been Talkin'".
  • The Derek Trucks Band covers "Fourty Four" on his 'Out of the Madness' album and regularly live, and recently has covered "Down In The Bottom" in their live shows.

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Hubert Sumlin (November 16, 1931) is a blues guitar player known as a both a solo artist and central element in Howlin Wolfs backup band. ... Eric Patrick Clapton CBE (born 30 March 1945), nicknamed Slowhand, is a Grammy Award winning English guitarist, singer, songwriter and composer. ... Robert Cray (foreground) Robert Cray (born 1 August 1953, in Columbus, Georgia) is a blues musician, guitarist and singer. ... Jimmie Vaughan (born in March 21, 1951 in Dallas, Texas) is an American blues guitarist and singer. ... The Jesus and Mary Chain are a Scottish alternative rock band that revolves around the songwriting partnership of brothers Jim and William Reid. ... Polly Jean Harvey (born 9 October 1969) is an English musician and songwriter. ... Thomas Alan Waits (born December 7, 1949) is an American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. ... Iron & Wine is the stage and recording name for Florida-based folk rock singer-songwriter Sam Beam. ... Monster Magnet is an American rock band. ... Superjudge is an album by Monster Magnet, released on April 6, 1993 (see 1993 in music). ... Smokestack Lightning is a song by Howlin Wolf. ... This article is about the band. ... Robert Hall Weir (October 16, 1947–) is an American guitar player, most recognized as a founding member of the Grateful Dead. ... Cactus is an American rock band that was conceived in late 1969 as a supergroup but ended up one of the first hard rock bands. ... The Who are an English rock band that first formed in 1964, and grew to be considered one of the greatest[1] and most influential[2] bands in the world. ... Smokestack Lightning is a song by Howlin Wolf. ... Shakin All Over is a famous rock and roll song from the 1960s. ... Live at Leeds (1970) is The Whos first live album, and indeed is their only live album that was released while the band was still recording and performing regularly. ... 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Music samples

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References

  1. ^ The Immortals: The First Fifty. Rolling Stone Issue 946. Rolling Stone.
  • Segrest, James and Mark Hoffman. Moanin' at Midnight. New York: Random House, Inc. 2004 - ISBN 0-375-42246-3
  • The Howlin' Wolf Story - The Secret History of Rock & Roll, ASIN: B0000DJZ81 (2003)

The Howlin Wolf Story - The Secret History of Rock & Roll is a 2003 documentary about the life of blues legend Howlin Wolf. ...

Trivia and Tributes

  • The Howlin' Wolf Memorial Blues Festival is held each year in West Point, Mississippi.
  • French singer/song writer Francis Cabrel refers to Howlin' Wolf in the song "Cent Ans de Plus" on the 1999 album "Hors-Saison". Cabrel cites the artist as one of a number of blues influences, including Charley Patton, Son House, Blind Lemon, Robert Johnson (musician), Blind Blake, Willie Dixon and Ma Rainey.
  • An unusual tribute to Howlin' Wolf was given in Marvel Comics Presents #65 in 1990, in a story written by Peter Gillis; in it, the superhero Starfox finds Howlin' Wolf alive and playing on an alien planet. Starfox then reveals that he had scooped Wolf off of his deathbed, healed him using alien technology, and given him the ability to transform into a literal werewolf.[1]

Francis Cabrel (born 23 November 1953 in Agen, France) is a French singer-songwriter and guitarist. ... Charley Patton Charley Patton (May 1, 1891–April 28, 1934) was an American delta blues musician, and one of the first mainstream stars of the genre. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other persons named Robert Johnson, see Robert Johnson (disambiguation). ... Blind Blake Blind Blake (born Arthur Blake, circa 1893, Jacksonville, Florida; died: circa 1933) was an influential blues singer and guitarist. ... Willie Dixons style of blues was one of the inspirations for a new generation of music, rock and roll. ... Gertrude Malissa Nix Pridgett Rainey, better known as Ma Rainey (September, 1882 – December 22, 1939), was one of the earliest known professional blues singers and one of the first generation of such singers to record. ... Marvel Comics Presents is a comic book anthology series published by Marvel Comics from 1989 to 1995. ... Peter B. Gillis is a comic book writer who was quite prolific at Marvel Comics and First Comics in the mid-1980s. ... Starfox (real name Eros) is a fictional superhero from the Marvel Comics universe. ... For other uses, see Werewolf (disambiguation). ...

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Howlin' Wolf - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1095 words)
Howlin' Wolf quickly became a local celebrity, and soon began working with a band that included both Willie Johnson and guitarist Pat Hare.
His 1962 album Howlin' Wolf is one of the most famous and influential blues records, known for its cover illustration of an acoustic guitar leaning against a rocking chair.
Howlin' Wolf, Rice Miller (Sonny Boy Williamson), Little Walter Jacobs and Muddy Waters are usually regarded as the greatest blues artists who recorded for Chess in Chicago.
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