Howlin’ Wolf’s “Smokestack Lightning”
Friday, November 19, 2010
Every year the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress selects 25 recordings to be preserved for all time. One song chosen this year is Howlin’ Wolf’s "Smokestack Lightning," a cornerstone of Chicago Blues. Howlin' Wolf's daughter and longtime guitarist Hubert Sumlin talk about the importance of his music. Produced by Ben Manilla Productions.
The Sounds of American Culture, our series highlighting works in the National Recording Registry, receives production support from the Library of Congress.
Howlin’ Wolf performs “Smokestack Lightnin,” live in 1964.
Smokestack LightninArtist: Howlin' WolfAlbum: The Chess Box