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(YouTube) Video Happy 111th birthday to the late great Chester Arthur Burnett, without whom there would not be bands like the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, and so many others.. You might know him by another name   ( divider line
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2021-06-10 9:01:56 AM  
The guy who really took Howlin' Wolf's sound was Captain Beefheart
2021-06-10 10:23:26 AM  
2021-06-10 10:28:05 AM  
2021-06-10 10:56:54 AM  
I wonder how much chicken he actually ate.
I'll bet it was a lot.
2021-06-10 11:37:58 AM  

The guy who really took Howlin' Wolf's sound was Captain Beefheart

There is a documentary on Prime Video about Captain Beefheart.
2021-06-10 12:15:08 PM  

jso2897: I wonder how much chicken he actually ate.
I'll bet it was a lot.

more than you've seen
2021-06-10 12:26:33 PM  
"Whatever R&B is?"

Thanks, clueless white guy presenter.
2021-06-10 12:36:09 PM  
Good stuff.
2021-06-10 12:38:41 PM  
Love that song.
2021-06-10 12:39:31 PM  
And here's his best song:

Howlin' Wolf- Killing Floor
Youtube EGIE28q3fEA
2021-06-10 4:10:53 PM  

scalpod: "Whatever R&B is?"

Thanks, clueless white guy presenter.

Yeah, I was like who let this guy do the introduction? Damn of all the lamest intros.  It's like when Smithers announced the dead puppy right before Homer's comedy routine.
2021-06-10 4:29:53 PM  

scalpod: "Whatever R&B is?"

Thanks, clueless white guy presenter.

Well, he wasn't really wrong.  What "R & B" described had gone through changes even by then...The Who were calling themselves "Maximum R & B" at that point, so, it's a bit like what you call "Rock & Roll" through the years.

The term "rhythm and blues" has undergone a number of shifts in meaning. In the early 1950s, it was frequently applied to blues records.[4] Starting in the mid-1950s, after this style of music contributed to the development of rock and roll, the term "R&B" became used to refer to music styles that developed from and incorporated electric blues, as well as gospel and soul music. In the 1960s, several British rock bands such as the Rolling Stones, the Who and the Animals were referred to and promoted as being R&B bands; posters for the Who's residency at the Marquee Club in 1964 contained the slogan, "Maximum R&B".[5] Their mix of rock and roll and R&B is now known as "British rhythm and blues". By the end of the 1970s, the term "rhythm and blues" had changed again and was used as a blanket term for soul and funk. In the late 1980s, a newer style of R&B developed, becoming known as "contemporary R&B". It combines rhythm and blues with elements of pop, soul, funk, disco, hip hop, and electronic music.
2021-06-10 4:30:36 PM  
Gene Masseth?
2021-06-10 6:51:01 PM  

scalpod: "Whatever R&B is?"

Thanks, clueless white guy presenter.

He introduced him as Howling Wolf.
2021-06-10 7:33:02 PM  
Howlin Wolf - Chess Records 78 - Change My Way
Youtube BsviYfxENTM

THIS was the effect Dylan & the Hawks were aiming for on the '66 tour.
The recording is amazing, a total group sound with Wolf's voice & harp and each instrument taking turns in the fore, jumping out of the speakers, just ahead of the next. One room, one take, no overdubs.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Burnett.

/I have the same 78, Chess 1712, worse shape than the video but still sounds mind-blowing. Change My Way is one of my most spun sides ever. And the flip, I'm Leaving You ain't half-bad, either.
2021-06-10 8:31:36 PM  
He was built for comfort, not built for speed.

I remember where I was when his death was announced on the radio, mainly because he reminded me of a girl I used to know (whose last name was Wolf).
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