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Very well written biography.,
This review is from: Moanin' at Midnight: The Life and Times of Howlin' Wolf (Paperback)
I fully agree with the other reviews.
As a youth in the 60's I listened to a lot of the old blues men, but over the years I moved away musically. My interest was renewed when I saw old film clips of Wolf in action, listening to a record is only half of the performance.
The amount of detail in this book is astonishing. It creates a vivid picture of the life of a country blues man before the Second War. Reading the details of life in the Southern USA is alarming (even though we already know all about it). Little wonder that men like Wolf could sing 'the blues' whilst so many blues-men today are going through the motions.
This book is extremely well researched, and very well written. It is essential for anyone who has even the slightest interest in the roots of pop, rock & roll, soul, rap.
What a character Wolf was, they don't make them like that anymore!