Chicago Blues historian Marty Weil discusses Howlin' Wolf
Chicago Blues historian Marty Weil joins us to discuss the great Howlin' Wolf and his second record, the collection of Chess singles often referred to as The Rockin' Chair Album.
Songs featured in this episode: Sweet Home Chicago - Robert Johnson; Golden Rule - Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials; Preaching The Blues - The Gun Club; Shake For Me, The Red Rooster, You'll Be Mine, Who's Been Talkin', Wang Dang Doodle, Little Baby, Spoonful, Going Down Slow, Down In The Bottom, Back Door Man, Howlin' For My Darlin', Tell Me - Howlin' Wolf; Little Red Rooster - The Rolling Stones; Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin; Cause Of It All/Till The Money Runs Out - Tom Waits; Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor; Spoonful - Cream; Yodeling Cowboy - Jimmie Rodgers; Smokestack Lightning - Howlin' Wolf
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Marty Weil is a Chicago blues historian. He has been the featured guest on several music podcasts. His writings on the blues have appeared in several Chicago Blues Network publications. Weil’s Twitter account @ChiBluesHistory has more than 8,000 followers.