Thursday, May 27, 2010
(DIGGIN' CHICAGO) WINDY CITY CRATES - HOWLIN WOLF - SPOONFUL (THE OG AND ONE 4 THA BEAT HEADZ)
"I wanna' hear some Howlin' Wolf' says the man. I oblige. No argument there. "Nobody makes this kinda music any more". I know... Damn the man got a voice like a buzz saw. "How does he sing like that"? Wolf was six feet six inches tall, three hundred pounds, probably more. Sounds twice as big. Hell, bigger. Seriously. From The Wolf's 'Howlin Wolf' comes the gigantic 'Spoonful'. So much insanely good music recorded in Chicago, at Chess Records! Even if blues isn't necessarily your thing, this album is essential. Imagine South Michigan avenue when he dropped this gutbucket bomb in 1962! Classic. Chicago. Yes, sir.
Wolf was gettin' hip with the long haired kidz in 1969 and actually ended up bringing the the noise to yet another generation with his fuzzed out re-vamp from his 1969 album 'The Howlin' Wolf Album'. Like Muddy Waters, Wolf recorded his own 'psychedelic' record in 1968, riding the wave of Jimi Hendrix. Purists hated it, so did Wolf. Don't know 'bout the kidz, but the album has a ton of beats that producers and DJs have pilfered over the years. The opening break pretty much gives you the idea. They make Hip Hop with these kind of records, son. Fifty years later, Wolf's 'Spoonful' still weighs a ton.