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Howlin' Wolf
(1910 -1976)

Listen to Smokestack Lightnin' (well, 35 seconds of it)

Chester Arthur Burnett
Born 10th. June 1910 - West Point, Mississippi
Died 10th. January, 1976 - Hines, Illinois

It's mainly the voice that makes the Wolf (or at least on his recordings). Played guitar and harmonica, not brilliantly, but the power of the man comes through the voice. Another of the great CHESS label of Chicago artists.

Listen to:

Smokestack Lightnin' - Manfred Mann (1 min. 02 secs.)
Down in the bottom - Everly Brothers (58 secs.)
Little Red Rooster - Rolling Stones (58 secs.)
Spoonful - Canned Heat (59 secs.)