All right! Loved Howlin' Wolf. I have a CD with most of his best known tracks -- Smokestack Lightnin', Whang Dang Doodle, Back Door Man, Spoonful...One of the greats.
Tom---It's always great to find a fellow Blues fan...especially when they like one of my favorites. If one can't feel the music while listening to him, well...I don't know what to say.
I was raised in Rolling Fork Mississippi - the home of Muddy Waters. Blues in in my soul. Rolling Fork was a white racist community in the fifties and sixties, now they have a sign on the highway declaring it the home of Muddy Waters - their only claim to fame. Thanks for the post.the Ol'Buzzard
Ol'B---Muddy Waters is my all time favorite. I knew he was from Mississippi, but not exactly where. I love your story. Thanks for sharing that. I hope it a big ass sign!It reminds me of when I was growing up in Jacksonville, Florida, an equally racist town in the 40s, 50s and 60s. A Junior High friend and I used to listen to a very late night black radio station, on Saturday Nights, and a program called Knight Train. We both were aspiring musicians of the tadpole variety, but white musicians didn't play black music in those cretin days. So, we kept that activity to ourselves. The Knight Train program is where I got my Blues education and I've been a die-hard fan since.
Man, I haven't heard Howlin' Wolf in a long time! I'm gonna have to dig out some old vinyl.
Professor C---I'm impressed that you have vinyl...and more to the point...obviously a way to play them!
I love the Blues. My all time favorite is Leone Redbone. I could listen to him for days without tiring of his sound.Did you ever see the movie "Oh Brother Where Art Thou" AWESOME movie. A little more blue grass than blues, but oh so good.
Bob---Yes indeed, Leone Redbone. I think the first time I saw him was on the original Saturday Night Live.One of my favorites is "Oh, Brother Where Art Thou" I've watched it at least three or four times.
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