Moanin at Midnight The Life and Times of Howlin Wolf Howlin Wolf was a musical giant in every way He stood six foot three weighed almost three hundred pounds wore size sixteen shoes and poured out his darkest sorrows onstage in a voice like a raging

  • Title: Moanin' at Midnight: The Life and Times of Howlin' Wolf
  • Author: James Segrest Mark Hoffman
  • ISBN: 9780375422461
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Howlin Wolf was a musical giant in every way He stood six foot three, weighed almost three hundred pounds, wore size sixteen shoes, and poured out his darkest sorrows onstage in a voice like a raging chainsaw Half a century after his first hits, his sound still terrifies and inspires.Born Chester Burnett in 1910, the Wolf survived a grim childhood and hardscrabble youthHowlin Wolf was a musical giant in every way He stood six foot three, weighed almost three hundred pounds, wore size sixteen shoes, and poured out his darkest sorrows onstage in a voice like a raging chainsaw Half a century after his first hits, his sound still terrifies and inspires.Born Chester Burnett in 1910, the Wolf survived a grim childhood and hardscrabble youth as a sharecropper in Mississippi He began his career playing and singing with the first Delta blues stars for two decades in perilous juke joints He was present at the birth of rock n roll in Memphis, where Sam Phillips who also discovered Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis called Wolf his greatest discovery He helped develop the sound of electric blues and vied with rival Muddy Waters for the title of king of Chicago blues He ended his career performing and recording with the world s most famous rock stars His passion for music kept him performing despite devastating physical problems right up to his death in 1976.There s never been a comprehensive biography of the Wolf until now Moanin at Midnight is full of startling information about his mysterious early years, surprising and entertaining stories about his decades at the top, and never before seen photographs It strips away all the myths to reveal at long last the real life triumphs and tragedies of this blues titan.

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    1. Probably the best book about Howlin' Wolf you're ever going to read, turned him from one of my favorite blues musicians to one of the most important figures in American music. Man, what a voice! He was a walking contradiction: nearly illiterate, yet always trying to better himself through adult education classes later in his life, he left an oppressive home as a young man, yet still thought he could make up with his mother, who never would accept him for playing the "devil's music." Howlin' Wolf [...]

    2. A friend and colleague shared this book (it came highly recommended), and it provided a glimpse into blues and music I never fully appreciated compared to some music genres. However, you get a snapshot from inside the performers perspective during segregation and the evolution of blues few understood. Being a southerner by birth, some of the characters become like people you grew up around. It's a world you traverse as a southerner up close growing up, and moved away from like Wolf later in life [...]

    3. I've read a lot about Howlin' Wolf over the years, but this books revealed two narratives I was unfamiliar with: down south, Wolf once murdered a man with a garden hoe by accidentally slicing off the top of his head in a moment of rage and, while in Chicago, he spent most of his adult life taking remedial education classes to better himself and to better take care of his family. If you put on any of his albums, especially those first two from Chess, all of this will be revealed in the first word [...]

    4. I had to read the biography of my all time favorite blues artist.And I did slog through it. But it was hard.The authors did a lot of research but all those little numbers floating around at the end of sentences made it look like a dry history book.They wrote it like they wanted tenure at a college. In other words, they approached Howlin Wolf's story like a boring history professor. I wish someone with some flare could have taken on this project.

    5. I recently moved from Los Angeles to Clarksdale, Mississippi and it is to some extent the fault of Howlin' Wolf. I first heard him when I was 12 and my reaction at the time was: "What the hell is that? That's amazing!" It started a lifelong love of the blues. In turn that led me here for the first time, as Clarksdale is arguably the homeland of the blues. (Well, the ancestral homeland is Africa, but) Once the music led me here I fell in love with the whole place and here I am a number of years l [...]

    6. It stands to reason that this book should get better as it progresses. The lives of the blues masters are so shrouded in mystery and mythology, so subsumed in poverty and clouded by the inarticulate witnesses, that their biographers can only race through their early years, as quickly as possible, in order to get to the reliable archives--letters, interviews, television footage--before they commit new frauds. The delta mists are just too thick to penetrate. In the case of Howlin' Wolf, the fog fo [...]

    7. Moanin’ at Midnight: the Life & Times of Howlin’ Wolf by James Segrest & Mark HoffmanChester Burnett, nicknamed Wolf by his grandfather who told him the wolves would get him if he misbehaved, grew up with an abusive uncle and a mother who threw him out of her house when he was 13 and disowned him for playing “devil’s music” even after he became a well known, professional musician. He was able to escape that life, find his father and meet blues artist Charlie Patton who inspired [...]

    8. A deeply intimate look at one of the giants of American roots music, and a true master of the blues. The early life of the outsized Howlin' Wolf would have killed many a person, but he persevered to create a sound as distinct, influential, and meaningful as any artist in the 20th Century.While this book rambles and roams at times, it is filled with incredible anecdotes and portraits not just of the Wolf, but also his musical contemporaries like Muddy Waters and his brilliant band members. This m [...]

    9. An amazing read! Howling Wolf was such an interesting individual and a great artist of the blues. The authors did a superb job of telling Chester Burnette's story: the good, the bad, and all of the ugliness of it. Howlin was rather a tragic figure, a proud man who made it through life basically illiterate, but with enormous gumption and talent. The more I read the more I liked him, and I definitely love his music!!! I have a lot of blues biographies to read, but so far this is my favorite. I can [...]

    10. Absolutely a must read.Without a doubt one of the best. It is filled with great interviews from people who knew the Wolf. There is a section in the book where Wolf predicted that after his death maybe he would one day receive his just due. Unfortunately he was rightI would most definitely recommend this book if you are a Howli' Wolf fan, music without his influence would be vastly different. Rip

    11. 3 1/2 starsThis book is clearly a labour of love amassed by a couple of very thorough and dedicated fans of Howlin' Wolf and his contemporaries. The book is wooden in terms of its writing style and synthesis of ideas and themes, but it more than makes up in enthusiasm and sheer love for Chester Burnett and his place in musical history. (In the exhaustive catalogue of those who carried on the Wolf's tradition, Captain Beefheart is bewilderingly absent.)

    12. An extraordinary story of a man who began his life in near slavery conditions. A man who was rejected by his mother for singing "the Devil's music" and made his own way in life on his own terms. Howlin' Wolf was unique and his music still resonates today in a variety of musical genres ranging from Hip Hop to Blues, from R 'n B to punk. An outstanding biography that left me wanting more.

    13. This is one of the best music biographies ever written. Thanks in large part to the Titan that was Howlin' Wolf. The authors do a great job telling the history and humanity of one of the most important figures that helped shape western/modern music. If you are a fan of music whether you know it or not, you are a fan of the Wolf!

    14. From a sharecropper history in The Delta, Howlin' Wolf brought a rough and rocking blues to Chicago. He treated his backup musicians well, including health insurance, which was very rare for players then. It is easy to find clips of him performing his raw and often funny tunes. That's what I know now, before making time to read this biography. Pairs well with music!

    15. As much as you can handleTHE definitive story of one of the greatest ever. If you only know the London Sessions, buckle up and dig in for a ride with the Wolf all the way from the country roads of Mississippi to Michigan Avenue. A giant in American music that should be required reading.

    16. Simply the best book on The Wolf. I don't think there are any others devoted only to him. I know he is mentioned in other books but this is all about Chester A. Burnett. The best Blues singer of all time.The book gave great detail about his life and how he impacted the music scene at the time and the people that followed.

    17. Plenty of information, but drily written & repetitive. Authors are sympathetic to the artist & his art but fail to bring him to life. Instead they describe him into the ground in between romanticizing trains. Tho I'm glad there's a bio of Wolf at all.

    18. Full Of Great HistoryWhat a great story of a blues legend. The author did a nice job of painting a picture of the hard times from Wolf's youth through his successful career. It was a great book and look forward to reading more by this author.

    19. Great bio of one of the best and most original blues masters. Interviews, phone conversations, press articles etc. Piece it all together and you get this. Liked it!

    20. A fun story! Howlin' Wolf is one of the most compelling musicians of his era, and his back story is equally fascinating.

    21. Astonishingly good book about the Wolf. Full of stories related in the vernacular. The voices start to echo in your head and leave you emerged in a wonderful world.

    22. Oh how I love these books about the great blues men. This is an insightful book which in my view is a must for anyone interested in the Chicago Blues scene in the 40's and early 50's

    23. A fine book on Howlin' Wolf. I would recommend an ass pocket of whiskey and a pistol, because this is the real deal Nothin' but the blues!

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