Howlin Wolf

Howlin Wolf

Artist: Horace Panter
Medium: Archival Giclee on Heavy Paper
Edition: 75 prints worldwide

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Howlin Wolf

Artist: Horace Panter
Medium: Archival Giclee on Heavy Paper
Edition: 75 prints worldwide

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Alongside Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, was a kingpin of the Chicago Blues scene in the 1940's and beyond. Like Muddy Waters, Wolf along with thousands of other migrant workers, left the sharecropping drudgery of Mississippi and travelled on the legendary Highway 61 (the artery of the Delta) to Memphis and then on to the steel mills of Chicago. The music, like the people who played it, changed from its acoustic country beginnings to its amplified industrial city setting. In the 1950's Chicago Blues was the loudest music in the world. The print has an image of a Hohner Blues harp and a map of Chicago showing the 'black' areas, where the music thrived. To the right of the Blues harp is the recently deceased Hubert Sumlin, Howling Wolf's long -time guitar player. Lyrics to 'Wang Dang Doodle', a Willie Dixon song that Wolf covered and 'Evil Goin' On', one of the many visceral recordings he made, are on the right hand side of the print. The Red Rooster is another of his well known songs (covered by Brian Jones's Blues band in 1964). At the base of the print is a list of some of those musicians associated with one of the towering (literally) figures of Chicago Blues.