Hauline Wolfe

Hauline Wolfe

(Chester Arthur Burnett), American blues singer
Date of Birth: 10.06.1910
Country: USA

Content:
  1. Biography of Howlin' Wolf
  2. Early Life and Musical Influences
  3. Career and Rise to Fame
  4. Influence and Legacy

Biography of Howlin' Wolf

Born on June 10, 1910, in West Point, Mississippi, Chester Arthur Burnett, better known as Howlin' Wolf, was an American blues singer. He gained fame for his powerful and soulful voice, and his influential contributions to the Delta blues genre.

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Early Life and Musical Influences

Howlin' Wolf grew up in a farming family and experienced various hardships and relocations in search of better opportunities. His musical journey began at the age of 13, singing in a Baptist church on Sundays. He received his first guitar at the age of 18 and was introduced to the basics of Delta blues style by the legendary Charlie Patton. Patton also taught him the stage presence and tricks that would later captivate audiences during his performances.

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Career and Rise to Fame

In the 1950s, Howlin' Wolf's talent caught the attention of Sam Phillips, the director of Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee. Despite already being an authority in the blues world, Wolf had not yet recorded in a studio until then. He signed with Chess Records and released his debut single "Moanin' at Midnight"/ "How Many More Years" in 1951. The record was a success and sold 60,000 copies. Howlin' Wolf continued to record hits such as "Smokestack Lightnin'" and "Killing Floor" throughout the 1950s and 1960s, cementing his place in the blues hall of fame.

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During this time, Howlin' Wolf faced competition and rivalry from fellow bluesman Muddy Waters. Their contrasting styles and popularity among audiences sparked debates about who was the greater blues artist. However, they eventually reconciled and recognized each other's talent and influence in the genre.

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Influence and Legacy

Howlin' Wolf's unique voice and aggressive vocal style left a lasting impact on blues music. His songs, often written by Willie Dixon, became blues standards and were covered by numerous artists, including The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, and Jimi Hendrix. His influence on the development of rock music is evident in the work of bands like The Doors and The Animals.

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Howlin' Wolf continued to perform and record until his death in 1976. His music remains timeless and continues to inspire generations of musicians. His legacy as one of the greatest blues artists of all time lives on in his recordings and the impact he had on the genre.

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