“Let's talk about Howlin' Wolf today. For starters, I admire the guy more than I do most. If I wanted to bore you to death, I could praise him to high heaven until you get sick of hearing his name. Second of all, Wolf's vocals are some of the most terrifying you will ever hear. It's hard to decipher sometimes weather he's angry or happy, as it all sounds scary with his big growls and all the howling and moaning he does. And third, his backing band was one of the best of the entire Chess label. You cannot go wrong with Buddy Guy on bass, Hubert Sumlin on guitar, and the revolving door of sessions musicians all backed by the hand of Willie Dixon in song writing credits.
This album was actually the Wolf's second release though since it's self titled many confuse it as his debut. The” read more