Howlin Wolf was a musical giant, and his influence is still felt far and wide on both Blues and Rock.• Sam Phillips said of his voice “this is where the soul of man never dies.• His compositions have been performed by the royalty of rock and roll including The Rolling Stones, Cream, The Doors, Led Zeppelin and The Yardbirds.
Named at #51 on Rolling Stones 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, his performances and recordings for Sun and Chess Records are some of the influential ever recorded. The 1964 show features Sunnyland Slim on Piano, Willie Dixon on Bass, Clifton James on drums and Hubert Sumlin on guitar. The 1973 show features Sumlin on guitar, Eddie Shaw on Sax, Detroit Junior on piano, S.P. Leary on drums and Andrew McMahon on bass.