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Howlin’ Wolf At the same time Muddy was experiencing success in Chicago (1951), a middle-aged Chester Burnett recorded for Sam Phillips’ Sun Records in Memphis. (B.B. King was also making his fiorst recordings at the same session. Burnett recorded under the name “Howlin’ Wolf’ (a name J.T. Funny Paper Smith had used in 1930) His first recording was “Moaning at Midnight” and immediately made him a star.
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Burnett was born in 1910 in Drew, Mississippi, near Charlie Patton’s home, and Burnett learned from the master as a young man. He was a farmer during the 1930s and then served in the Army. He formed his first band in 1948. On the strength of “Moaning at Midnight” he moved to Chicago in 1953 after Leonard Chess stole him away from Sam Phillips. Chess released “How Many More Years” in August 1951 and it became his biggest hit. It was probably a major factor in his decision to move to Chicago and go with Chess. It reflected a much more modern sound than did “Moaning At Midnight” During the peak of his success, he returned from Chicago to his home town to see his mother again, but was driven to tears when she rebuffed him and refused to take any money he offered her, saying it was from his playing the "Devil's music".
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1951 1951 was a year that changed music in America. 1) Muddy had created the concept of the modern pop group 2) Howlin’ Wolf and B.B. King started recording 3) Jackie Brenston released “Rocket 88” (some call this the first rock and roll song) 4) DJ Alan Freed went on the radio in July calling himself “Moondog” and playing people like Muddy for white teenagers (and then allegedly coins the term rock and roll).
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Enter Willie Dixon Willie Dixon was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi in 1915. Dixon got introduced to the blues when he served
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