Sam Phillips called Howlin' Wolf " his greatest
discovery!!! Phillips founder of the legendary Sun Records
said, "The greatest sight you could see would be Howlin'
doing one of those sessions in my studio. He sang with his
The Howlin Wolf Story is
the authorised life and times of Chester Burnett, aka Howlin'
Wolf. This DVD is a matchlessly illustrated extension to
the critically acclaimed BMG/RCA Bluebird CD series When
The Sun Goes Down…The Secret History Of Rock & Roll.
It is the first video DVD release of the series containing
a legacy of rare and vintage film of the legendary masters
of the Blues. Footage includes testimonials from the likes
of Memphis Slim, Willie Dixon and Bucka White. We also find
exclusive interviews with "The Wolf's" daughters
Bettye and Barbara, his long-time friend and guitarist Hurbert
Sumlin, Billy Boy Arnold and Marshall Chess (Chess Records)
who talk extensively about the man and his music.
Director Don McGlynn has researched and obtained a wealth
footage of the great Howlin Wolf at his prime. The DVD starts
with footage of "Wolf" interpreting his feelings
as to what is the blues. He says….."If you ain't got
no money - you got the blues, 'cos you thinking evil - anytime
you thinking evil, then you thinkin' about the blues".
A short section taken from the TV show Shindig sees the
Rolling Stones joining "Wolf" on stage and performing
"How Many More Years".
Also Mick Jagger and Brian Jones talk with Jack Good about
how the "Wolf" influenced their music.
Be treated to drummer Sam Lay's rare,
never-before-seen home movies of Blues stars at Chicago
Blues clubs, shot in the early 1960's. Watch and listen to
performances of some of the numbers that The Wolf was well
Lightning", "I AM The
Wolf", "At The Bottom",
"Little Red Rooster",
"Goin' Down Slowly",
"Dust My Broom" and
others. History in the making…The
Howlin' Wolf Story is The Blues!!!