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1/11/2005
That gruff, growly voice. The plaintive, animal cry. The music of Howlin' Wolf is instantly recognizable, as are its precedents - a mixture of folk, country, gospel, R&B, and down South blues. A nice-s …
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1/11/2005
Songs like "The Back Door Wolf," boasting a squawking Eddie Shaw tenor sax solo, and "My Mind Is Ramblin'," with its Jimmy Reed skiffle carved out by guitarist Hubert Sumlin, show that Howlin' Wolf cou …
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1/11/2005
Howlin' Wolf's path, from the Mississippi to Memphis to Chicago to London, virtually shadows rock 'n' roll's own geographic journey from the '40s and '50s through the '60s and '70s. It went something l …
5/14/2004
Mix this non-stop - all the tracks allow a smooth segue by either beginning or ending with atmospheric (non-key) sounds or matching keys (esp. track 4-5) - a very good car CD that will make your passen …
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5/13/2004
My definite tape for making believers out of the uninitiated (i.e. those who only know the Top 10 titles of this band). IMO this tape flows nicely and states a good case for the variability of Neil Fin …
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9/11/2001
Made this mix late last night during a bout of insomnia... I find it a bit unnerving that I was actually burning a CD by a band whose name translates as 'Collapsing New Buildings' maybe an hour before  …
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