Howlin' Wolf

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20060411

2/2. Thirty years after one of the most influential bluesmen died, the final part of the story of the man Sam Phillips considered to be his greatest discovery - Howlin' Wolf.

20080923

1/2. Bruce Dickinson presents a profile of Howlin' Wolf, aka Chester Arthur Burnett, one of the greatest Chicago bluesmen, whose songs include Smokestack Lightnin' and the Red Rooster.

Contributors include Bonnie Raitt, Bill Wyman, Jeff Beck, Hubert Sumlin, Chris Barber, Dave Kelly, Skip McDonald, Marshall Chess and Mark Hoffman.

Part of BBC's Guitar Stories.

20080930

Bruce Dickinson continues the story of one of the greatest Chicago bluesmen - Howlin' Wolf, aka Chester Arthur Burnett - who influenced everyone from Cream and the Rolling Stones to Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and Deep Purple.

6M012011030320120209

Bruce Dickinson presents a profile of blues giant Howlin' Wolf, aka Chester Burnett.

In the history of the blues, there has never been anyone quite like the Howlin' Wolf.

Bruce Dickinson concludes the story of the man Sam Phillips considered to be his greatest discovery.

Six foot three and close to 300 pounds in his salad days the Wolf (aka Chester Arthur Burnette) was the primal force of the blues spun out to its ultimate conclusion.

Instrumental in the formation of the Chicago Blues sound, the Wolf pioneered not only the electric guitar but through his hits created its back-catalogue and pioneered the electric guitar.

His hits include Evil, Smokestack Lightnin', I Ain't Superstitious, Spoonful, The Red Rooster, Shake For Me and Going Down Slow.

Contributors include Bonnie Raitt; Bill Wyman; Jeff Beck; Hubert Sumlin (Wolf's life-long guitarist); Chris Barber; Blues Band vocalist Dave Kelly; Skip McDonald; Marshall Chess; and Mark Hoffman author of the definitive Howlin' Wolf biography.

Part 1 of 2

First broadcast 2008.

6M012011030320120209

Bruce Dickinson presents a profile of blues giant Howlin' Wolf, aka Chester Burnett.

In the history of the blues, there has never been anyone quite like the Howlin' Wolf.

Bruce Dickinson concludes the story of the man Sam Phillips considered to be his greatest discovery.

Six foot three and close to 300 pounds in his salad days the Wolf (aka Chester Arthur Burnette) was the primal force of the blues spun out to its ultimate conclusion.

Instrumental in the formation of the Chicago Blues sound, the Wolf pioneered not only the electric guitar but through his hits created its back-catalogue and pioneered the electric guitar.

His hits include Evil, Smokestack Lightnin', I Ain't Superstitious, Spoonful, The Red Rooster, Shake For Me and Going Down Slow.

Contributors include Bonnie Raitt; Bill Wyman; Jeff Beck; Hubert Sumlin (Wolf's life-long guitarist); Chris Barber; Blues Band vocalist Dave Kelly; Skip McDonald; Marshall Chess; and Mark Hoffman author of the definitive Howlin' Wolf biography.

Part 1 of 2

First broadcast 2008.

6M02 LAST2011030420120210

Bruce Dickinson concludes his profile of blues giant Howlin' Wolf, aka Chester Burnett.

In the history of the blues, there has never been anyone quite like the Howlin' Wolf.

Bruce Dickinson concludes the story of the man Sam Phillips considered to be his greatest discovery.

Six foot three and close to 300 pounds in his salad days the Wolf (aka Chester Arthur Burnette) was the primal force of the blues spun out to its ultimate conclusion.

Instrumental in the formation of the Chicago Blues sound, the Wolf pioneered not only the electric guitar but through his hits created its back-catalogue and pioneered the electric guitar.

His hits include Evil, Smokestack Lightnin', I Ain't Superstitious, Spoonful, The Red Rooster, Shake For Me and Going Down Slow.

Contributors include Bonnie Raitt; Bill Wyman; Jeff Beck; Hubert Sumlin (Wolf's life-long guitarist); Chris Barber; Blues Band vocalist Dave Kelly; Skip McDonald; Marshall Chess; and Mark Hoffman author of the definitive Howlin' Wolf biography.

Part 2 of 2

First broadcast 2008.

6M02 LAST2011030420120210

Bruce Dickinson concludes his profile of blues giant Howlin' Wolf, aka Chester Burnett.

In the history of the blues, there has never been anyone quite like the Howlin' Wolf.

Bruce Dickinson concludes the story of the man Sam Phillips considered to be his greatest discovery.

Six foot three and close to 300 pounds in his salad days the Wolf (aka Chester Arthur Burnette) was the primal force of the blues spun out to its ultimate conclusion.

Instrumental in the formation of the Chicago Blues sound, the Wolf pioneered not only the electric guitar but through his hits created its back-catalogue and pioneered the electric guitar.

His hits include Evil, Smokestack Lightnin', I Ain't Superstitious, Spoonful, The Red Rooster, Shake For Me and Going Down Slow.

Contributors include Bonnie Raitt; Bill Wyman; Jeff Beck; Hubert Sumlin (Wolf's life-long guitarist); Chris Barber; Blues Band vocalist Dave Kelly; Skip McDonald; Marshall Chess; and Mark Hoffman author of the definitive Howlin' Wolf biography.

Part 2 of 2

First broadcast 2008.