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Chester Arthur "Howlin' Wolf" Burnett

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  • Jumping at the 'Crossroads'

    Jumping at the 'Crossroads'
    When Jody Williams took the stage Wednesday night at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, he didn't dive into a rendition of the blues standard "Don't Start Me to Talkin'." But it might have been appropriate. The 78-year-old Williams, a...
  • Blues veterans to join in tribute

    Blues veterans to join in tribute
    Ask Jody Williams about Howlin' Wolf's legacy, and he'll rattle off remarkable numbers about the old Chicago bluesman. Not chart statistics. Measurements. "Well, he was a pretty big man," said Williams, 78, who played guitar for Wolf (a.k.a. Chester...
  • Who's afraid of Muddy and the Wolf?

    In terms of record sales, Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf have nothing on U2 or Mariah Carey — no No. 1 singles or albums between them. But pop music history would be inconceivable without their influence. Here are a few places it can be found:...
  • Chicago blues musicians surprise young Hampton guitarist at Kecoughtan High School

    Chicago blues musicians surprise young Hampton guitarist at Kecoughtan High School
    The look on William "MoBetta" Ledbetter's face told the story. When he stepped into the administrative office at Kecoughtan High School Thursday afternoon, 17-year-old, guitar-playing blues musician was anything but blue. There were hugs, smiles, laughs...
  • Hubert Sumlin dies at 80; guitarist shaped Howlin' Wolf's sound

    Hubert Sumlin dies at 80; guitarist shaped Howlin' Wolf's sound
    When Howlin' Wolf romped through "Wang Dang Doodle" or thundered in "Three Hundred Pounds of Joy," the snarling guitar that accompanied him belonged to one of the greatest bluesmen to pick up the instrument: Hubert Sumlin. The cry of Sumlin's guitar &#...
  • Critic's Notebook: The lowdown with Tom Waits

    Critic's Notebook: The lowdown with Tom Waits
    Over the course of three hours of conversation at a roadside diner here called Pete's Henny Penny, Tom Waits, the singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, actor and note taker, will offer the following similes and metaphors, seemingly at random though...
  • The creative stew that was Bronzeville

    The creative stew that was Bronzeville
    On Nov. 22, 1981, the Rolling Stones paid tribute to black history at the Checkerboard Lounge on East 43rd Street. In town for concerts at the then-Rosemont Horizon, the famed rock group made a pilgrimage to the South Side, where their musical style and...
  • At the crossroads as Robert Johnson centennial nears

    At the crossroads as Robert Johnson centennial nears
    The intersection of DeSoto and State streets here doesn't look like anything special. On the southeast corner of the roads is H Town Custom Wheels. Across DeSoto to the west is Beer & Bud Mart, which faces a Church's Chicken stand. Immediately to the...
  • April 25: Music Lounge Guest Corky Siegel Chamber Blues

    April 25: Music Lounge Guest Corky Siegel Chamber Blues
    BIO: "Few can claim to have forged an entirely original genre of music, but in 1966, Corky Siegel did just that. Guiding the blues of Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters out of the smoky cavern of Big John's and onto the stages of the Chicago Symphony, New...
  • Playing the blues in black AND white

    Playing the blues in black AND white
    On a recent Wednesday night at Blue Chicago, a long-running club downtown, you had to elbow your way forward just to get past the doorman. Men and women in business suits — collars loosened, beers in hand — packed the place, barely leaving...
  • 75 Years Young: This is Buddy Guy

    75 Years Young: This is Buddy Guy
    If there's such a sound as "authentic" Chicago blues, there's one player, one man, one artist who still delivers that musical genre like no one else. Buddy Guy is now the nation's most influential blues guitarist. He's won six Grammys, he's in the Rock...
  • Guitarist Pete Anderson pulls some strings at the Moose

    Guitarist Pete Anderson pulls some strings at the Moose
    When guitarist Pete Anderson straps on his ax, it's a loaded, calm-before-the-storm moment. When he gets down to business, conjuring an eruptive musical cascade of flawless technique, seductive understatement and indigo-hued atmosphere, it's a...