【 #HowlinWolf , 𝐋𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐨𝐧, 𝐜. 𝟏𝟗𝟕𝟎. 】
𝟽 𝚘𝚏 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝟷𝟸 𝙳𝚊𝚢𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝙲𝚑𝚛𝚒𝚜𝚝𝚖𝚊𝚜.
I'm gonna be honest, like with Hank and Patsy, I don't know much about Wolf. In the past six years my research has just been about the four, I'd like to branch out a little and learn about the musical artists I like. Then make films and stories of them too!
Outta everyone I learned about who recorded at Sun Records, my favorite is Howlin' Wolf. He was the best, and not just musically but as a person.
Wolf was a man of great integrity, humility, and respected himself and others. He worked for everything he had, helped others, either financially or in a fight, and valued education. He was incredibly kindhearted, funny, and a real gentleman.
Wolf was the best, though. ❤
Personally, one of my favorite stories was shared by Ellis Amburn, in Roy's biography "Dark Star." When Wolf was at Sun Records, the secretary Marion was messin' around with Sam Phillips who was a married man. She was basically conned into doing everything at Sun, money wise, labor, maintenance and janitorial, she did it all, 'cause she loved Sam and believed in the company.
So, she was on the floor, painting the baseboards of the office entrance, at night. She looked up and saw Wolf had been standin' there, he stopped by to check on her. He was concerned for her safety, said she shouldn't be there all alone. 😤 She explained it was okay and he left, she told Sam and he chided Wolf in "good natured" way, for startling Marion. Like, I bet he'd never do that to the golden boy Jerry Lee but whatever. 😒 It was sweet of Wolf to make sure she was okay, and Marion always shared the story of him checking on her.
I like to think she had a crush on him and Sam got jealous. But I'm glad he didn't stay at Sun for long, he was too good for that jankie place.
.•📷 Barrie Wentzell / Edit from collected research.
It’s just a shot away....⚔️ 50 years ago, The Rolling Stones landmark album Let it Bleed was released.
In commemoration, a website letitbleed50.com has gone live.
Worth checking out for the somber reality check of a conflicted decade.
The ’60’s were turbulent, to say the least.
War and racism gripped America, eventually clashing, and standing victorious, over the final, dying gasps of the Flower Child era.
Ironically, Let It Bleed dropped just days before the infamous Altamont concert - a watershed event ending in violence and death.
Perhaps an apropos finale for an album that brilliantly captured, and morbidly foreshadowed, the decades darkest end.
The album is still epic on every level, and I can’t listen to Gimme Shelter without getting chills.
Thank you boys.
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