Tuesday, June 10, 2014

WHILE THE MOON IS SHINING BRIGHT

As it’s the birthday today of the ever great Howlin’ Wolf (May 10, 1910, West Point, Mississippi) we’re featuring a demo from what is probably his first recording session (at Memphis Sound & Recording Service, later Sun Records) in 1951. Accompanied only by drummer Willie Steele and probably Pat Hare on guitar, Wolf leads a nice harmonica driven romp through a song that would later be re-recorded and issued on RPM.



Howling Wolf • Riding in the Moonlight
(demo acetate #1) • 1951



Photo and music from Howling Wolf Sings the Blues (Ace, 2004) which collects the original Crown LP along with 10 additional tracks.

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