Boy, You Got More Blues Here! 10" LP (vinyl)
Boy You Got More Blues Here! 10" LP (vinyl)
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This release and the companion 10" vinyl LP Boy You Got The Blues There! provide radically remastered early recordings that already reflect the later Chicago blues style of one of the most important exponents of the blues ever!
Captured between May 1951 and early 1953 at the Memphis Recording Service by producer and engineer Sam Phillips, these first recordings of Chester Burnett aka The Howlin’ Wolf were made when the singer, guitarist and harmonica player was already over forty years old.
A true Methuselah among fellow bluesmen, his modest reputation at the time was an insignificant local radio show across the Mississippi River at KWEM in West Memphis.
It was Sam Phillips who first saw the man's potential.
He had never heard a voice like that, that power, that manliness.
That spring of 1951, Phillips sold his Wolf recordings to Chess Records in Chicago.
The first release, How Many More Years, became a national R&B hit at number four on the charts that summer.
The Howlin' Wolf recorded for Sam Phillips in Memphis for only two years; that time was enough for him and his band with congenial guitarist Willie Johnson to perfect many of his signature phrases, howlers, rhythms, grooves, riffs and solos.
Sam Phillips captured all of these moments of musical development in the tracks on this album and on the companion album, Boy You Got The Blues There!, which lay unreleased in Phillips' band archives for twenty-five years until they were rediscovered.
Never before had such gruff, loud and frightening sounds been recorded and released!
The music from these Memphis sessions is vital to all blues fans and never sounded better!