claptonfan55
Bluesius Maximus
Join date: Aug 2006
408 IQ
#1
Man I love this guy! He has one of the coolest voices ever and his harp playing and songwriting are just as cool. I recently got a double LP set of his greatest hits, and I absolutely love it. His band was always at the top of their game, and they are the epitome of what good, dirty blues is supposed to sound like. Opinions, UGers?
"Notes are expensive. . .use them wisely"-B.B. King

"It's been very important throughout my career that I've met all the guys I've copied, because at each stage they've said, 'Don't play like me, play like you."-Eric Clapton
ufossuck
Delighfully twisted
Join date: Mar 2005
1,186 IQ
#5
The Wolf voice and harp were damned good, but the driving force of his music was in fact Hubert Sumlin.
"There's Jimmy Page, one of the biggest thieves of American black music to ever walk the Earth."
claptonfan55
Bluesius Maximus
Join date: Aug 2006
408 IQ
#6
Quote by ufossuck
The Wolf voice and harp were damned good, but the driving force of his music was in fact Hubert Sumlin.

I agree. Hubert was a big part of Wolf's music.
"Notes are expensive. . .use them wisely"-B.B. King

"It's been very important throughout my career that I've met all the guys I've copied, because at each stage they've said, 'Don't play like me, play like you."-Eric Clapton
dr_john
yer blues
Join date: Sep 2004
278 IQ
#7
it was wolf's 'smokestack lightnin' that put me on the blues trail many years ago. that and john lee hooker's 'dimples' were the first blues songs i ever heard.
I've been imitated so well I've heard people copy my mistakes.
- Jimi Hendrix
indie-bassist
Second Cap'n Max Sparrow
Join date: Oct 2006
638 IQ
#8
Like dr john, it was smokestack lightening that really started my love for blues, luckily it was at the young age of 4, thank god my parents have a decent music collection!
Quote by Bumper
Looks like you had a big bowl of Downs Syndrome for breakfast.



Member of the Bass Militia, PM Nutter_101 to join

Lover of Ashdown? Join the Ashdown Army!
gothikchile13
UG Board King
Join date: Aug 2005
717 IQ
#9
Yeah, Howlin' Wolf is the ****! He's one of the really great blues legends that doesn't get much credit these days. Hubert Sumlin, too, great guitarist (even though Wolf fired him several times ). You can hear a heavy Howlin' Wolf influence if you listen to Stevie Ray Vaughan, especially his older stuff when he went by Stevie Vaughan.

-g13
RoshanC
RoshanC
Join date: Oct 2007
94 IQ
#10
Ahhh what a man. Hes got sucha great voice. Im loving spoonful at the moment
-=Led_Hed=-
Registered User
Join date: Jun 2006
197 IQ
#11
Killin Floor rocks, not is it good, its good to play, i mean fun to play, i think Page did that one justice with the Lemon Song, say what u want UGers
INDUSTRIALMETAL
What is that noise?
Join date: Jun 2004
133 IQ
#12
Evil remains one of my favourite songs of all time, due to Wolf's amazing recording.
BigDoug
The Human Riff Jr.
Join date: Nov 2006
143 IQ
#13
Hubert Sumlin is ultra underrated. As far as I'm concerned he is and was one of the best blues guitarist, period.

Thanks guys!!!..Now I have Smokestack Lightnin' in my head.