I’m a big fan of Howlin’ Wolf, the legendary blues man from Mississippi (1910-1976). His recordings of “Smokestack Lightening”, “Back Door Man”, “Little Red Rooster” have become part of the American songbook. What I like about him is his sheer, raw, powerful, very big voice. He was a man and sounded like it. At 6’6″ and about 300 pounds he was an imposing performer, to some a bit scary. Chester Arthur Burnett was his real name and he grew up in the middle of Mississippi. Wikipedia has a good biography of him. It’s not too different than the experience of many African-American blue singers of that time. I always get chills listening to this piece. They now play this in Viagra commercials.
It’s what I’m listening to today. Enjoy.