The Heretofore Unmentioned #95


Chester Arthur Burnett (aka Howlin' Wolf)

7 comments:

jim eikner said...

Smokestack Lightning with Willie Dixon and Hubert Sumlin...

Mz. Louise Brooks said...

Can anyone discern whether that's an Ampeg amp behind him?

Thanks.

Professor Batty said...

It's a Silvertone 1484 amp, low cost alternative to a Fender or the even more expensive Ampegs...

estiv said...

Mz. Brooks, I'm not sure. I was thinking mid-60s Silvertone, a brand that in spite (or perhaps because) of its department-store origins was surprisingly popular -- Ray Manzarek for example said that it was an underrated brand. But there are some serious gearheads around here who will probably know precisely.

Timmy said...

If yu watch "The Howlin' Wolf Story", which is what I believe this "still" was taken from, you can prolly get a better shot of the amps. Hell, come on over, I'll screen it for ya!

swac said...

Looks a lot like this Silvertone.

Where's Jack White when you need him?

John said...

I've seen a documentary that had pieces of this session included in it. Off camera was Son House, drunk and giving Wolf a hard time. Wolf is not amused.