Monday, May 23 2011
In this final installment of the Between the Grooves series dedicated to Howlin’ Wolf’s Rocking Chair album, George de Stefano states that Wolf's music is so compelling because it seems such a direct, unmediated expression of his singular personality.
Monday, May 16 2011
“Howlin’ for My Baby” is the most joyful number on Rocking Chair: Its exuberance and humor are irresistible.
Monday, May 9 2011
On "Back Door Man", Howlin' Wolf offers the alluring promise of illicit midnight pleasure.
Monday, May 2 2011
Sexual poaching and its consequences become a life and death drama in Howlin’ Wolf’s “Down in the Bottom”.
Monday, April 25 2011
"Goin' Down Slow" is a dramatic tour de force in three minutes and 18 seconds, standing as the most emotionally-shattering performance on Rocking Chair.
Monday, March 21 2011
"You'll Be Mine", another Willie Dixon-penned track on Rocking Chair, is two minutes and 25 seconds of joy--with an edge.
Monday, March 14 2011
Whether known as "The Red Rooster" or "Little Red Rooster", this Willie Dixon song has attained classic status in the blues repertoire. And no one does it better than Howlin' Wolf.
Monday, March 7 2011
In this new Between the Grooves series, George de Stefano digs beneath the nondescript cover of Howlin' Wolf's "Rocking Chair" album -- an urtext for many rock and R&B artists who have been inspired by it or covered its songs -- to examine some of the greatest blues ever recorded.
Wednesday, June 23 2010
Howlin' Wolf remains an artist who cannot be imitated and whose unmistakable growl can probably never be adequately explained or understood.