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Mike Cooper announces new album “Raft” on Room40, premieres video for “Raft 21 Guayaquil to Tully”

It is hard to find a good reference point for the music of Mike Cooper. Over the course of a career now stretching past 50 years, first as a British blues guitar guru (sharing the stage with Howlin Wolf and John Lee Hooker, among many)...Show More Summary

Virginia Woolf To Howlin' Wolf: Author Peter Guralnick On Algorithm-Defeating Art, Expression Of Emotion [INTERVIEW]

Here George Howard shares his recent experience speaking with Peter Guralnick, an author noted for his use of music as a tool through which to explore socio-political and cultural issues. The two discussed their shared concern of an increasingly algorithm-based culture of music consumption, and if we have reached peak...

Legendary harmonica-playing bluesman James Cotton dies

Award-winning James Cotton played with blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.        

James Cotton, 81, King Of The Blues Harmonica

Known by his colleagues as "Mr. Superharp" ("mouth harp" is another name for harmonica), Cotton made his instrument integral to the blues, making landmark recordings with Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf before forming his own band, which influenced an entire generation of blues-rock musicians.

Stream The Rolling Stones' New Album, Blue and Lonesome

In defiance of nature and God's will, The Rolling Stones just released their 26th album. Blue and Lonesome is entirely comprised of blues covers, drawing from the venerable discographies of Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Memphis Slim, and other dusty luminaries. The Stones lived long enough to see the advent of Spotify ... More »

Phil Chess, Co-Founder Of Chess Records And Pioneer Of Blues And Rock Industry, Dead At 95

6 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

“Mr. Chess and his brother Leonard Chess arrived in America as little boys, two Jewish immigrant kids from Poland. They started Chess in 1950, recording Muddy Waters, Etta James, HowlinWolf, Buddy Guy and other top musicians who spread the gospel of the blues. Teens in England and around the world heard the so-called ‘race […]

Leonardo DiCaprio To Play Music Pioneer Sam Phillips; Launched Elvis, HowlinWolf, Johnny Cash & Jerry Lee Lewis

EXCLUSIVE: Paramount Pictures has acquired the Peter Guralnick book Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'N' Roll. The film will be developed by Appian Way's Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson for DiCaprio to play the title character,...Show More Summary

Phil Chess, co-founder of pioneering R&B label Chess Records, has died

Chess Records legendary roster included Etta James, Howlin' Wolf, Ike Turner, Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Chuck Berry and more. Continue reading…

Phil Chess, co-founder of blues record label that launched Muddy Waters, dies at 95

Phil Chess, co-founder of a Chicago record label that amassed perhaps the most influential blues catalog of all time and launched the careers of Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters, has died. He was 95.  Chess died overnight in Tucson, Ariz., his nephew Craig Glicken told the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday. ...

Watch Robert Plant Cover HowlinWolf On Austin City Limits

6 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

A new episode of Austin City Limits featuring Robert Plant premieres this weekend, and it marks his first return to the show in 14 years. The show was performed back in March after SXSW, and Plant performed a set including classic Led Zeppelin songs backed by his band the Sensational Shape Shifters. Check out Plant’s […]

I GOT THE BLUES: Rolling Stones Announce New Blues Cover Album ‘Blue & Lonesome’ The 12 tracks, r…

I GOT THE BLUES: Rolling Stones Announce New Blues Cover Album ‘Blue & Lonesome’ The 12 tracks, recorded in three days at London’s British Grove Studios, all cover songs by classic bluesmen, including HowlinWolf (“Commit a Crime”), Little Walter (“I Gotta Go”) and Jimmy Reed (“Little Rain”). Eric Clapton guests on the group’s cover […]

Rolling Stones Announce New Album Blue & Lonesome, Share New Song “Just Your Fool”: Listen

The Rolling Stones have announced a new album. Blue & Lonesome, recorded in British Grove Studios in Chiswick, West London, is out December 2 on Polydor. It will feature a series of blues covers by artists including Howlin' Wolf and Jimmy Reed. Show More Summary

Track: Smokestack Lightning (Live) | Artist: HowlinWolf | Album: Smokestack Lightning (single)

Track: Smokestack Lightning (Live) | Artist: HowlinWolf | Album: Smokestack Lightning (single) Read more...

Newswire: The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach is being sued over a HowlinWolf documentary

What could have been an impressive addition to Dan Auerbach’s Wikipedia page is probably going to wind up being a mildly depressing addition to his Wikipedia page. The Black Keys vocalist is currently being sued by the producers of a...Show More Summary

The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach Sued Over HowlinWolf Documentary

The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach has been sued over his involvement in a planned documentary about the iconic Chicago blues musician HowlinWolf, THR reports. Smokestack Lightning: The Legendary Howlin' Wolf is a film featuring interviews with musicians including Auerbach, Jimmy Page, Buddy Guy, and Bill Wyman. Show More Summary

Dan Auerbach Being Sued by the Producers of a Howlin' Wolf Documentary For Failing to Fulfill Contractual Demands

Dan Auerbach is being taken to court. According to The Hollywood Reporter, a lawsuit was filed last week against the Black Keys front man by Smokestack Lightning Inc. alleging that Auerbach failed to fulfill his contractual obligations to their documentary, Smokestack Lightning: The Legendary Howlin' Wolf. As the title suggests, ... More »

Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach Sued Over HowlinWolf Documentary

8 months agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach is being sued for backing out of a documentary about Chicago blues legend HowlinWolf, The Hollywood Reporter reports. The film, entitled Smokestack Lightning: The Legendary HowlinWolf, features interviews with Auerbach and other big-name musicians like Jimmy Page and Buddy Guy. According to the complaint filed on Wednesday by […]

Friday the 13th Cat Blogging!

I Ain't Superstitious, leastways no more than Howlin' Wolf, but two twin black tuxedo cats just crossed my path. All dressed up with nowhere to go. Nine lives and dressed to the nines. Stevie Ray Vaughan, Superstition. Guitar solo starts...

Jack White, Avett Brothers Premiere 'American Epic' Doc at Sundance 2016

Jack White knows which direction his obsessions with American folk, blues and country steered him as an artist. "When you get back to Howlin' Wolf, Charley Patton, Robert Johnson – it basically begins there, and that's the best it ever was and the best it's ever going to be," White...

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