Category Archives: Blues Music

The full moon as the “wolf moon” January 1-2, 2018

Howlin’ Wolf was an American blues singer, guitarist and songwriter.  Born in June 1910 in West Point, Mississippi, Wolf studied with bluesmen Charley Patton and Sonny Boy Williamson before eventually signing with Chicago’s Chess Records.  A captivating performer, Howlin’ Wolf had such hits as “The Red Rooster” and “Moanin’ at Midnight,” and by 1960, he had begun working with songwriter, Willie Dixon.  Revered by both British & American rock artists, Wolf died in Hines, Illinois in January 1976.

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