Award-winning James Cotton played with blues legends Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf.
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.
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 »
“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, Howlin’ Wolf, 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 […]
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
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 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. ...
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, recorded in three days at London’s British Grove Studios, all cover songs by classic bluesmen, including Howlin’ Wolf (“Commit a Crime”), Little Walter (“I Gotta Go”) and Jimmy Reed (“Little Rain”). Eric Clapton guests on the group’s cover […]
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: Howlin’ Wolf | Album: Smokestack Lightning (single) Read more...
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 has been sued over his involvement in a planned documentary about the iconic Chicago blues musician Howlin’ Wolf, 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 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 »
The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach is being sued for backing out of a documentary about Chicago blues legend Howlin’ Wolf, The Hollywood Reporter reports. The film, entitled Smokestack Lightning: The Legendary Howlin’ Wolf, features interviews with Auerbach and other big-name musicians like Jimmy Page and Buddy Guy. According to the complaint filed on Wednesday by […]
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 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...
Chester Burnett was well known as the Howlin’ Wolf, and The Chess Box is an excellent three compact disc boxed set which is a fine survey of his compelling recordings starting with a healthy dose of his early Memphis recordings for Sam...Show More Summary
Peter Guralnick’s biography explores how Phillips passionately shaped a mix of black and white voices at Sun Records in Memphis, from Elvis Presley to Jerry Lee Lewis to Howlin’ Wolf.