Song of the Day: Howlin’ Wolf – “Smokestack Lightnin'”

With the blues being the theme of the day, let’s get into some Howlin’ Wolf, who came up on both my tour of Sun Studios and of the Mississippi Delta. I even bought a Howlin’ Wolf souvenir T-Shirt at Sun Studios and I quite like it even though it wound up being too big for me. This song was released in the ’50s but dates back to Wolf’s days in the Delta during the 1930s. Covered by countless artists and featured in films like The Wolf of Wall Street, this is the Wolf at his best, and his most howlin’.

Photo: By Photographer-Doug Fulton (eBay itemrontback) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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