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Posted on 26 April, 2012
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Sam Phillips once referred to Howlin’ Wolf’s voice as “where the soul of man never dies.” Phillips, who worked with dozens of great Memphis musicians, never changed his mind. Rock historian Ed Ward examines the evolution of Wolf’s singular talent.
“where the soul of man never dies.”
The thing about Howlin’ Wolf (that can also be said about Muddy Waters or even Mississippi John Hurt) is that you didn’t...