The Mississippi Blues Project, produced by WXPN in Philadelphia, is a yearlong endeavor that showcases the rich musical heritage of the Magnolia State. Hear a continuous mix of the kind of rough, earthy Southern blues music you might hear in a smoky juke joint.
Photo: John Vettese
Born on this day: Chester Arthur Burnett, better known as Howlin’ Wolf
Photo by Joel Brodsky
R.I.P. Hubert Sumlin
Here’s a young Sumlin with Howlin’ Wolf. Another legend of the rich delta blues music tradition is gone. Hopefully, he won’t be forgotten. If you know the Wolf, then you know Sumlin, even if you think you don’t know Sumlin.
John Lee Hooker - It Serves You Right to Suffer (Note the spelling on the cover. It was originally “serve” as shown in the pic. Later reissues changed it to “serves”. You probably won’t see one with the “serve” cover unless it’s a very early pressing, or the 45rpm Analogue Productions pressing.)
This was the only album John Lee Hooker recorded for Impulse! records.
Howlin’ Wolf, Bo Diddley, and Muddy Waters, better known as ‘The Super Super Blues Band’.
Rest In Peace Honeyboy
Honeyboy Edwards at the Jazz Record Mart in Chicago, 1972