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Howlin’ Wolf. Smokestack Lightning

http://youtu.be/A1FK620bS7A

With Willie Dixon and Hubert Sumlin. Live in England 1964. It would not be a stretch to assume that future mega-rock stars like Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, and the Rolling Stones were probably in the audience. After all, the Yardbirds covered the song.

The blues bounced to Britain in the late 1950’s – early 1960’s then bounced back here via groups like the Yardbirds, Stones, Led Zep, and Cream. Jagger once said, why would you listen to us when you can listen to Howling Wolf and Muddy Waters instead.

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