This package combines blues giant Howlin' Wolf's first two albums, themselves compilations of his singles released between 1951 and 1962. Apart from two tracks cut in Memphis with Ike Turner, these Chess Studios recordings are landmarks in the development of electric Chicago blues. The Mississippi Delta native's gruff persona towers over "Smokestack Lightnin'," "Red Rooster," "Spoonful," "Evil," "Wang Dang Doodle," "Back Door Man," and others that have become standards since being "discovered" by the Rolling Stones, Clapton, The Doors, et al. Almost as influential as Wolf's bottomless growl are the guitar playing of Hubert Sumlin and the writing and direction of Willie Dixon. An exceptional twofer value for such a weighty slice of American musical history. --Ben Edmonds
09 - Clarksdale Crossroads Tee (B&W) - Black Long Sleeve
Tee with small Clarksdale/Crossroads logo on front lapel. On back, large Clarksdale/Crossroads graphic...
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Charley Patton was the prototype Delta Bluesman and was born in Mississippi in 1891. Patton was famous for his work on Dockery Plantation.
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