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Chester Arthur "Howlin' Wolf" Burnett

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  • 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...
  • Ralph Stanley's long road leads to Chicago

    Ralph Stanley's long road leads to Chicago
    For Ralph Stanley, the road indeed seems to go on forever. The bluegrass legend, who turns 86 this month, says that touring has gotten easier than when he started out. "It was harder then," he says by phone. "We have a lot better roads now." The...
  • 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 &#...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Eddie Shaw, Jackie Scott playing benefit at Mojo Bones, Ocean View, Sept. 18

    Eddie Shaw, Jackie Scott playing benefit at Mojo Bones, Ocean View, Sept. 18
    Norfolk blues singer Jackie Scott, over the course of two albums and countless live shows, has earned a solid reputation on the national blues scene. She's not a star yet, but Scott has impressed blues fans in Baltimore, Chicago and elsewhere. These...
  • Tenth Annual Ponderosa Stomp

    Tenth Annual Ponderosa Stomp
    September 16th and 17th, 2011 The Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans Through hell and high water, the Ponderosa Stomp has spent the last decade bringing icons of American music back to the stage, shining a spotlight on the architects of songbooks that are part...
  • Sick and Sexy

    Sick and Sexy
    Get ready for some foreplay with Slow Burn Burlesque! Sick and Sexy is a decadent taste of the sinful and outrageous entertainment. Acts will include an insane stilt walking and acrobatic duet with special guest Scarlett Rose of the March Fourth...
  • 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...
  • Is this the twilight of blues music?

    Is this the twilight of blues music?
    They buried Hubert Sumlin two weeks ago at Washington Memory Gardens Cemetery in Homewood, laying to rest the man whose ferocious guitar riffs galvanized Howlin' Wolf's classic recordings of the 1950s and '60s. Just before Sumlin's casket was lowered...
  • 21st century blues -- can an ancestral art form survive?

    21st century blues -- can an ancestral art form survive?
    You can't find the blues on radio very easily these days, unless you hunt low down on the dial in the small hours of the morning. Same with TV -- a vast wasteland, as far as real blues is concerned. Record stores -- remember those? -- no longer can...