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.

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.

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 and muddy waters

howlin' wolf and muddy waters

Howlin' Wolf [1910-1976] was an influential American blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player. ♫♪♫

Howlin' Wolf [1910-1976] was an influential American blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player. ♫♪♫

Chester Arthur Burnett, aka Howlin’ Wolf, b. June 10, 1910

Chester Arthur Burnett, aka Howlin’ Wolf, b. June 10, 1910

Chester Arthur Burnett “Howlin' Wolf” (1910-1976) Mississippian; Chicago blues singer, guitarist, harmonicist; of his booming voice and looming physique, critic Cub Koda said “No one could match Howlin' Wolf for the singular ability to rock the house down .. while simultaneously scaring its patrons out of its wits”. His "Smokestack Lightnin'" "Back Door Man" "Killing Floor" and "Spoonful" became blues / blues rock standards https://youtu.be/mnZzNToI1tE http://howlinwolffoundation.org

Chester Arthur Burnett “Howlin' Wolf” (1910-1976) Mississippian; Chicago blues singer, guitarist, harmonicist; of his booming voice and looming physique, critic Cub Koda said “No one could match Howlin' Wolf for the singular ability to rock the house down .. while simultaneously scaring its patrons out of its wits”. His "Smokestack Lightnin'" "Back Door Man" "Killing Floor" and "Spoonful" became blues / blues rock standards https://youtu.be/mnZzNToI1tE http://howlinwolffoundation.org

Eric Clapton and Howlin' Wolf during "The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions," 1972.

Eric Clapton and Howlin' Wolf during "The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions," 1972.

Howlin' Wolfe via cassandra porter

Howlin' Wolfe via cassandra porter

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