Happy birthday, Howlin’ Wolf

I was watching “Cadillac Records” just the other day (surprisingly it was a whole lot better than it had any right to be), and I got jonesin’ to hear the primordial blues growl of Howlin’ Wolf tearin’ up “Killing Floor.”

The man was a genius.

So here’s a toast to the late and truly great Chester Burnett, who would be celebrating his 99th birthday today.

Howlin' Wolf by George Frayne (aka, Commander Cody), currently on exhibit at Alchemy in Woodstock

Howlin' Wolf by George Frayne (aka, Commander Cody), currently on exhibit at Alchemy in Woodstock

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