Born Chester Burnett he performed under the name Howlin’ Wolf and for many he defined the sound of Classic Postwar Chicago Blues. Along with Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, and Little Walter among others the Wolf helped lead the charge and brought blues to the forefront of music. Personally, from the second I heard Howlin’ Wolf sing his first lyric I was hooked….instantaneously and for life. So many great songs and legendary stories about his live performances. I like this video because it captures his sense of humor and shows him having fun with the camera and the viewers. Vintage stuff from a true titan of Chicago Blues History. To learn more about Howlin’ Wolf and his life story you can visit the official website here
Would love to see some Howlin’ Wolf stories posted in the comments if anyone has anything they would like to share.