Thursday, February 05, 2004

The Howlin’ Wolf Story DVD (Bluebird, 2003)

The Howlin’ Wolf Story is the first DVD in Bluebird’s “When the Sun Goes Down” series of blues recordings. There is really nice concert footage especially of the Wolf playing on the TV show Shindig with the Rolling Stones in attendance. Surrounded by young hipsters, Wolf belts it out like nobody’s business. Also, there are amazing clips of Wolf and his band in live performance with an out of control Chester Burnett licking his guitar like he was just about to eat it – talk about a showman! Also, there are some wonderful interviews included with former band members and Wolf’s family.

Rating: 9

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