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The Howlin' Wolf Story (2003)



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Howlin' Wolf ... Himself (archive footage) (as Chester Burnett)
Hubert Sumlin ... Himself
Barbra Marks Barbra Marks ... Herself
Bettye Kelly Bettye Kelly ... Herself
Son House ... Himself (archive footage)
Bukka White Bukka White ... Himself (archive footage)
Memphis Slim Memphis Slim ... Himself (archive footage)
Willie Dixon Willie Dixon ... Himself (archive footage)
Muddy Waters ... Himself (archive footage)
Robert Gordon Robert Gordon ... Himself -Muddy Waters biographer
Mark Hoffman Mark Hoffman ... Himself - biographer
Richard Shurman Richard Shurman ... Himself
Sam Phillips Sam Phillips ... Himself
Sonny Boy Williamson Sonny Boy Williamson ... Himself (archive footage)
Paul Burlison Paul Burlison ... Himself


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rock | chicago illinois | blues | See All (3) »









Release Date:

4 November 2003 (USA) See more »

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Chicago, Illinois, USA See more »

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"Where the soul of man never dies..."
7 July 2005 | by little_goolaSee all my reviews

This is the best blues documentary ever (not like those crappy TV series) and its a must for any music or rock fan, an invaluable piece of history (just take a look at those shots from Sam Lay's Camera back in the old glory days of Chicago Blues), any blues fan will love this film, and it is fun ennough to watch for any person... too bad that it is not very well known as it deserves (guess that why this film DOES GOT THE BLUES) The life of Chester Burnett (greatest bluesman ever!) is told tru the memories of those who ever work with him or share a stage with him (highlighs on one of the Chess brothers, Wolf's daughters, harpplayer bb arnold, and off course Mr Hubert Sumlin a real guitar god)we'll see some footage avaible before in other places but together for the first time with the above mentioned club footage...

This is a really well done documentary, the one blues fans were waiting for, i recommend also the Wolf's biography "Moaning at Midnight" recently published

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