Nov 19, 2014

Howlin' Wolf

Howlin' Wolf is my favorite blues artist.

Years ago, I was presented with the opportunity to listen to classic blues music and took it.

Howlin' Wolf was among my choices and to date the first sentence of this blog post still stands.

His vocal quality and delivery amuse me. Indeed sometimes he hits high notes so high that he sounds like his namesake.  I get such a kick out of that. 

Most of his blues peers sound and look similar. There is no mistaking Howlin' Wolf.

I believe a reissue of his Moanin' in the Moonlight album crossed my path earlier this year at a local, Montreal record store.


I didn't want to take the chance of buying a vinyl of such delicate music and for it to be compromised in any way.  Instead, I bought a compilation CD of his biggest hits. 

By Spring 2014, a Montreal record convention presented me with the opportunity to buy a double album compilation of his best songs. It is one of the best vinyl purchases I have made for the year. 

A casual browsing of YouTube revealed classic footage of Howlin' Wolf performing live in the 1960s.

Blues music is very entertaining and educational. Maybe a thing or two can be learned from the video above. 

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