segunda-feira, 11 de janeiro de 2010

HOWLIN' WOLF - Died January 10, 1976 (aged 65) - Years active 1951–1976 - Vocals, guitar, harmonica

Background information

Birth name Chester Arthur Burnett
Also known as Howlin' Wolf
Born June 10, 1910(1910-06-10)
White Station, Mississippi, U.S.
Died January 10, 1976 (aged 65)
Hines, Illinois, U.S.
Genres Electric blues, Chicago blues
Occupations Musician, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, harmonica
Years active 1951–1976
Labels Chess
Associated acts Hubert Sumlin, Willie Dixon

Chester Arthur Burnett (10 de junho de 1910 - 10 de janeiro de 1976), mais conhecido como Howlin 'Wolf, foi um influente cantor de blues americano, guitarrista e gaitista. Com uma voz potente e ameaçadora presença física, Burnett é comumente classificada entre as principais intérpretes do blues elétrico,  Muitas canções popularizadas por Burnett, tais como" Smokestack Lightnin ' "," Back Door Man "e" Spoonful "tornaram-se standards de blues e rock blues.
Ele com sua altura pelos 1,98cm e pesando 136kg,  era uma presença imponente, com uma das vozes mais altas e mais memorável de todos os "clássicos" cantores de blues de Chicago 1950. Voz de Howlin 'Wolf foi comparado com "o som de operação de máquinas pesadas em uma estrada de cascalho". Embora os dois não teriam sido tão diferentes na personalidade real, essa faca áspera, ligeiramente temível estilo musical é muitas vezes comparada com a apresentação menos bruto, mas ainda poderoso de seu rival contemporâneo e profissional, Muddy Waters, para descrever os dois pilares do Blues de Chicago representando a música. Howlin 'Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson (Rice Miller), Little Walter Jacobs e Muddy Waters são normalmente considerados em retrospecto como os maiores artistas de blues que gravaram pela Chess em Chicago. Sam Phillips observou certa vez de Chester Arthur Burnett, "Quando eu ouvi Howlin 'Wolf, eu disse:' Isto é para mim. Este é o lugar onde nunca a alma do homem morre." "Em 2004, a revista Rolling Stone o colocou como # 51 em sua lista das 100 Maiores Artistas de Todos os Tempos.
Burnett morreu Hines VA Hospital Hines, Illinois, em 10 de janeiro de 1976 e foi enterrado no Cemitério de Oak Ridge, Hillside, Cook County, Illinois, em uma trama na Seção 18, no lado leste da estrada. Seu túmulo grandes, supostamente comprado por Eric Clapton, tem uma imagem de um violão e gaita gravadas nele.
O Wolf Howlin 'Memorial Blues Festival é realizado todos os anos em West Point, Mississippi. Wolf's Juke Joint Jam é um festival anual de Howlin 'Wolf homenagem realizada em West Point. Alguns dos artistas que tocaram 'Wolf Jam' incluem levar Wolf's guitarrista Hubert Sumlin, a banda volta Muddy Waters "de Willie Eyes" Big "Smith, Calvin" Fuzz "Jones e" Steady Rollin "Bob Margolin, Willie King, Blind Mississippi Morris fundamentos, Kenny Brown, Burnside Exploration, etc O festival é realizado no 500-acre (2,0 km2) festival conhecido como Waverly Waters Resort.

Cadillac Records Howlin' Wolf Sings
Burnett foi retratado por Eamonn Walker em 2008 Motion Picture Cadillac Records.
Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howlin%27_Wolf

Seletiva prêmios e reconhecimentos:Uma gravação de Howlin 'Wolf foi introduzido no Hall da Fama do Grammy, que é um prêmio Grammy especial criado em 1973 para homenagear as gravações que são pelo menos vinte e cinco anos de idade, e que têm "qualidade ou importância histórica."
Howlin' Wolf Grammy Award History
Year> Title> Genre> Label> Year> Inducted
1956> Smokestack Lightning> Blues> (Single)> Chess> 1999

Howlin' Wolf (with Willie Dixon and Hubert Sumlin) performs Smokestack Lightning. Live England 1964

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
O Rock and Roll Hall of Fame listou três canções de Howlin 'Wolf das 500 músicas que o rock and roll.
Year Recorded Title
1956 Smokestack Lightning
1960 Spoonful
1962 The Red Rooster

Howlin' Wolf - Spoonful (1960)

 The Blues Foundation Awards
Howlin' Wolf: Blues Music Awards
Year> Category> Title> Result
2004> Historical Blues> Album of the Year> The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions> Nominated
1995> Reissue> Album of the Year> Ain't Gonna Be Your Dog> Nominated
1992> Vintage or Reissue> Blues Album--US or Foreign> The Chess Box--Howlin' Wolf> Winner
1990> Vintage/Reissue> (Foreign)> Memphis Days> Nominated
1989> Vintage/Reissue> Album (US)> Cadillac Daddy> Nominated
1988> Vintage/Reissue Album (Foreign)> Killing Floor: Masterworks Vol. 5> Winner 1987> Vintage/Reissue Album (US)> Moanin' in the Moonlight> Winner
1981> Vintage or Reissue Album (Foreign)> More Real Folk Blues> Nominated

Howlin' Wolf - Rockin' Daddy - The London Sessions

1959: Moanin' in the Moonlight
1962: Howlin' Wolf Sings the Blues; Howlin' Wolf
1969: The Howlin' Wolf Album
1971: Message to the Young
1971: The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions
1972: Live and Cookin' (At Alice's Revisited)
1973: The Back Door Wolf


Countless artists have recorded cover versions of Howlin' Wolf songs; listed below are some of the recordings:

Jeff Beck covered "I Ain't Superstitious" in his album "Truth".

Savoy Brown, known then as the Savoy Brown Blues Band, covered "I Ain't Superstitious" to launch their debut album, Shake Down, in 1967.

Megadeth also covered "I Ain't Superstitious" on their album Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? in the same form as Jeff Beck's version.

"Little Baby" was covered by the Rolling Stones

"Who's Been Talkin'" was covered by Robert Cray on the album of the same name.

"Goin' Down Slow" was covered by Mike Finnigan on Dave Mason's live album "Certified Live"

"Little Red Rooster" was covered by Sam Cooke in 1963, The Doors (which appears on their live album Alive, She Cried), and by The Rolling Stones in 1964, The Grateful Dead frequently included this song in live shows.

Both The Yardbirds and The Animals covered "Smokestack Lightning" in 1964 and 1966 respectively.

Little Feat covered "Forty-Four Blues / How Many More Years" for their first, self titled album, Little Feat

"Smokestack Lightning" served as the basis for The Kinks song "Last of the Steam Powered Trains" on their 1968 album The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society.

Led Zeppelin covered "Killing Floor" in 1968-69 concerts and used the song as the basis for "The Lemon Song" on Led Zeppelin II. "Smokestack Lightning" and "How Many More Years" served as partial blueprints for "How Many More Times" on their 1969 debut album.

The Doors covered "Back Door Man" for their first, self titled album, The Doors

The Electric Prunes regularly covered "Smokestack Lightnin'" in their live shows, a recording of which can be found on their Stockholm '67 LP.

The Electric Flag recorded "Killing Floor" on their first album, with Buddy Miles and Michael Bloomfield, both students of Wolf.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience covered "Killing Floor" at a BBC Saturday Club radio session in 1967, a recording of which is available on their 1998 BBC Sessions compilation, and opened with it at the Monterey Pop Festival (also in 1967). This song also served as the first jam between Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton with the Cream when they first met at The Polytechnic in London in 1966.

Guitar legend Mike Bloomfield used a brassy, driving arrangement of "Killing Floor" to launch the debut album by his Electric Flag, A Long Time Comin'. This track began with a brief excerpt from a speech by then-U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, then recorded applause and laughter, before the group began to play the introduction to their version. The Electric Flag also included a second Wolf cover, "Goin' Down Slow," on the same album. ,

Cream also covered one of his songs on their double-album Wheels of Fire. (They also covered his song, "Spoonful", on their Fresh Cream debut album; an extended concert version appears on Wheels.) On the first (studio) disc, Cream covered "Sitting on Top of the World". This song has also been covered by Bob Dylan in the 1992 album Good as I been to you. Howlin' Wolf's own version was a cover of the 1930 classic original by the Mississippi Sheiks.

Eric Clapton's subsequent band, Derek and the Dominos, included a cover of Wolf's "Evil" as part of a planned second album that was never completed before the quartet split up. "Evil" was one of the surviving tracks from that project that turned up on the Clapton box set, Crossroads, in 1988.

Soundgarden covered "Smokestack Lightning" on their first album Ultramega OK.

Clutch covered "Who's Been Talking" on their 2005 release Robot Hive/Exodus.

Stevie Ray Vaughan covered three Howlin' Wolf songs on his studio albums: "Tell Me" appears on Texas Flood; "You'll be mine" (written by Willie Dixon) on Soul to Soul and "Love Me Darlin'" on In Step. Vaughan also played "Shake for me" (written by W.Dixon) on the live album In the Beginning, even copying the original guitar solo, played by Hubert Sumlin and "I'm Leaving You (Commit a Crime)" can be found from Live-Alive album. Vaughan also covers the song "Tail Dragger" on a few live bootlegs.

George Thorogood covered "Highway 49" and "Smokestack Lightning" on Born to be Bad in 1988. He also covered "Howlin' for My Baby" in 1993 on Haircut.

On The Crossroads Guitar Festival DVD, "Killing Floor" was performed by Hubert Sumlin, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray and Jimmie Vaughan. It is quite possible that the guitar riff from the song was written by Sumlin.

"Little Red Rooster" was covered by British alternative band The Jesus and Mary Chain on their Sound of Speed album

PJ Harvey covered "Wang Dang Doodle" in her early years and was released on a 2002 b-sides & rarities album

Tom Waits has covered "Who's Been Talking?" several times during live performances.

Iron & Wine released a live cover of "Smokestack Lightning" on a compilation CD entitled Hope Isn't a Word that came with issue 15 of the magazine Comes With a Smile.

Smokestack Lightning was a staple of early Grateful Dead shows during the Pigpen era, and was revived by the band (with Bob Weir on vocals) during the 1990s. The Dead also performed "Little Red Rooster," "Wang Dang Doodle," "I Ain't Superstitious," "Meet Me In The Bottom" and "Sitting on Top of the World" at various points in their career.

Cactus recorded their version of the song "Evil" on their 1971 album Restrictions. It also appeared on their best-of album entitled Cactology.

Monster Magnet performed Cactus' arrangement of "Evil" on their 1993 album, Superjudge

The Who often included a fragment of Smokestack Lightning in a medley with their cover of Johnny Kidd's Shakin' All Over. The "Smokestack Lightning" extract was edited out of the version of "Shakin' All Over" that appeared on the album Live At Leeds . . . but a medley of "Shakin'" with an extract from "Spoonful" turned up on The Who Live at the Isle of Wight.

The Radiators recorded "Sittin' On Top Of The World" on their live double CD Earth vs. The Radiators: the First 25. They have covered many Howlin' Wolf songs in their 4200 known live performances. "Forty-Four Blues" and "Sittin' On Top Of The World" are long-time staples of their live shows, having been performed over 100 times each. Other Howlin' Wolf songs performed live by the Radiators include: "Built For Comfort", "Back Door Man", "Down In The Bottom", "Howlin' For My Baby", "Killing Floor", "Little Red Rooster", "Shake For Me", "Smokestack Lightning", "Spoonful", "Wang Dang Doodle" and "Who's Been Talkin'".

The Derek Trucks Band covers "Forty Four" on their 'Out of the Madness' album and regularly live, and recently have covered "Down In The Bottom" in their live shows.

Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac cover "No Place To Go" on their 1968 debut album, Fleetwood Mac.

Ten Years After cover "Spoonful" on their live 1968 album, Undead.
Texas International Pop Festival 1969 - Spoonful - Alvin Lee/Ten Years After


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