Howlin' Wolf: Smokestack Lightning

Thursday, December 23, 2010

The first song in our series is Howlin’ Wolf’s "Smokestack Lightning," a cornerstone of Chicago Blues. Howlin' Wolf's daughter and his longtime guitarist Hubert Sumlin talk about the importance of his music.

Video: Howlin’ Wolf performs “Smokestack Lightning,” live in 1964


    Music Playlist
  1. Smokestack Lightnin
    Artist: Howlin' Wolf
    Album: The Chess Box
    Label: Chess-MCA
    Purchase: Amazon
  2. Crying at Daybreak
    Artist: Howlin' Wolf
    Album: Howlin' Wolf Sings the Blues
    Label: Ace Records UK
    Purchase: Amazon
  3. Ace Moon Going Down
    Artist: Charley Patton
    Album: Screamin' and Hollerin' the Blues
    Label: Revenant


Hubert Sumlin

Produced by:

Erik Beith, Ben Manilla and Devon Strolovitch

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