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Chicago Players: Howlin’ Wolf – Rare 1966 killer blues clip “How Many More Years?”

Chester Arthur Burnett was born in 1910, in Mississippi. Known as a ‘difficult child’ he earned the nickname “Howlin’ Wolf”. Five years later, his father bought him a guitar and he began playing for country functions. During the early 1930′s, he met seasoned blues entertainers including Sonny Boy Williamson II and Robert Johnson. Sonny Boy Williamson later became the Wolf’s brother-in-law and taught him to play the harmonica.


After serving in WWII, he began working as a disc jockey for a radio station in Memphis… Read More

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