Song 71: Howlin’ Wolf – Blubird Blues
I have been listening to Blues lately and I realised that there are some hidden gems in this genre hard to find. Radio or television does not broadcast this music, or even when it is broadcast it would be in specialised shows or radio stations. So someone needs to go deep to understand this music and identify the good pieces. Slim Harpo, Jimmy Reed, Big Bill Broonzy, Howlin’ Wolf were artists that brought this music to mainstream audiences.
But that was done sometime ago, in the forties and the fifties. I am lucky I have encountered some articles that described this music and the notable artists at the time. The song ‘Bluebird Blues’ I am sharing is extraordinary, well formed blues. Enjoy.