"Why don't you hear me cryin'?" Smokestack Lightnin'.  Howlin'  Wolf.

"Why don't you hear me cryin'?" Smokestack Lightnin'. Howlin' Wolf.

Howlin' Wolf (June 10, 1910 - January 10, 1976) was born Chester Arthur Burnett in rural Mississippi where he became one of the leading Delta blues singers. He recorded in Memphis and Chicago, and many of his songs such as "Backdoor Man", "Little Red Rooster" and "Smokestack Lightnin" were covered by rock/blues groups. Unlike many other bluesmen, he lived frugally and was financially secure. In his 40's he returned to school, earning his GED and taking business courses. #TodayInBlackHistory

Howlin' Wolf (June 10, 1910 - January 10, 1976) was born Chester Arthur Burnett in rural Mississippi where he became one of the leading Delta blues singers. He recorded in Memphis and Chicago, and many of his songs such as "Backdoor Man", "Little Red Rooster" and "Smokestack Lightnin" were covered by rock/blues groups. Unlike many other bluesmen, he lived frugally and was financially secure. In his 40's he returned to school, earning his GED and taking business courses. #TodayInBlackHistory

Howlin' Wolf--Chester Arthur Burnett (6.10. 1910 –1.10. 1976) was an influential American blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player.

Howlin' Wolf--Chester Arthur Burnett (6.10. 1910 –1.10. 1976) was an influential American blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player.

Howlin' Wolf. "Where the soul of man never dies," no less a figure than Sam Phillips once declared about Wolf's voice.

Howlin' Wolf. "Where the soul of man never dies," no less a figure than Sam Phillips once declared about Wolf's voice.

This is a really great poster featuring one of my favorite Bluesmen, Howlin' Wolf!

This is a really great poster featuring one of my favorite Bluesmen, Howlin' Wolf!

howlin' wolf and muddy waters

howlin' wolf and muddy waters

Delta bluesman Howlin' Wolf was one of the most influential and imposing musicians of the post-World War II era, and his later electric Chicago blues — featuring his deep, lupine voice — helped shape the sound of rock & roll. Numerous blues-based rock artists, from the Rolling Stones to Eric Clapton, sang his praises and helped sustain his career throughout the 1960s and beyond.

Delta bluesman Howlin' Wolf was one of the most influential and imposing musicians of the post-World War II era, and his later electric Chicago blues — featuring his deep, lupine voice — helped shape the sound of rock & roll. Numerous blues-based rock artists, from the Rolling Stones to Eric Clapton, sang his praises and helped sustain his career throughout the 1960s and beyond.

Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee  Howlin' Wolf, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins

Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee Howlin' Wolf, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins

Howlin' Wolf :looks like Crumb's work  but I don't think it really is.

Howlin' Wolf :looks like Crumb's work but I don't think it really is.

John Fogerty was nine when he first heard Howlin' Wolf's sandpaper voice on the radio. "It was just so powerful, and so mystical and spooky," he says. Wolf's preternatural croak on tracks like 1956's "Smoke Stack Lightning" and 1961's "Back Door Man" would inspire British Invasion bands such as the Yardbirds and the Rolling Stones, not to mention Fogerty's own Creedence Clearwater Revival. For a free mini course How To Avoid The 12 Biggest Singing Mistakes HowToSingSchool.com

John Fogerty was nine when he first heard Howlin' Wolf's sandpaper voice on the radio. "It was just so powerful, and so mystical and spooky," he says. Wolf's preternatural croak on tracks like 1956's "Smoke Stack Lightning" and 1961's "Back Door Man" would inspire British Invasion bands such as the Yardbirds and the Rolling Stones, not to mention Fogerty's own Creedence Clearwater Revival. For a free mini course How To Avoid The 12 Biggest Singing Mistakes HowToSingSchool.com

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