Honoring the Wolf

Posted: January 17, 2013 in Chicago, Howlin' Wolf, Pete Welding, Post War Blues

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Author: Pete Welding

Source: Downbeat. – Vol. 43 (1976): no 9, p. 19-20

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“Howlin’ Wolf, the powerful Mississippi born singer who was one of the major shapers of the electrically amplified modern blues style that has been so dominant an influence on all popular music since his time, died January 10, 1976. of complications arising from a kidney disease for which he was being treated. At the time of his death he was 65 and had been active as a blues performer for more than four decades, first as an itinerant singer-guitarist at simple back country entertainments in his native Mississippi and Arkansas, and fromthe late 1940s as a recording artist, radio performer, and leader of one of the first electric blues ensembles to achieve national prominence.”

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