Friday, February 12, 2016


Today we feature Howlin’ Wolf’s first record for Chess (recorded in Memphis at Sun), which opens with a moan that must have rattled speaker cones all over Chicago’s South Side. . . .

The Howlin’ Wolf • Moanin’ at Midnight • 1951

Howlin’ Wolf, vocal/harmonica; Willie Johnson, guitar; Willie Steel, drums. Memphis, July 1951

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