A mountain, worse, a volcano! Howlin' Wolf , the "Howling Wolf", is one of the most extraordinary characters to come from black America. Endowed with a harsh and terrifying voice, forged on the red embers of the great pioneers of the Mississippi Delta, Charley Patton and Tommy Johnson , he proclaims with rare power his swinging blues whose phrases end in a disturbing howl.
With expressive harmonica playing supported by saturated electric guitars , his wild music, which seems to come out of a shambles in Memphis, is gradually tamed to become one of the strongest and most accomplished in Chicago blues. By covering his songs, the Rolling Stones and other groups made no mistake.