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The Secret History Of Rock & Roll

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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' Howlin' WolfWolf doing one of those sessions in my studio. He sang with his damn soul!!!

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 of never-before-Howlin' Wolf and his bandseen 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 known for…."Smokestack 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!!!