Like most of the 33 1/3 radio shows I play mostly what I’ve been listening to since the last show, this time I play what I was listening to in the 80’s as an annoying teenager and on in to my annoying twenties.
Moanin’ in the Moonlight was the debut album by Howlin’ Wolf. The album was a compilation of previously issued singles by Chess Records and it is a stone cold classic. Smokestack Lightin’ is just about as close to a perfect blues song that it is possible to get, in my opinion that is, which is the only one that really counts as far as this blog post is concerned.
This is the only known filmed version of “Smokestack Lightning” by Howlin’ Wolf. This was shot in England during the famed American Folk Blues Festival tours and features the legendary Hubert Sumlin on guitar.
Nearly 3 hours of Reggae tunes, interupted only by some idiot.