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Now That’s How You Sing The Blues…

Disclosure Policy | Sun, Apr 22, 2007 | 478 |

Listening to the incomparable Howlin’ Wolf belt out Shake It For Me really drives home what’s missing from so much of what we consider blues today––while the art of blues guitar has arguably seen some incredible new heights in the decades since this recording was made, the utter lack of passion heard in modern blues vocals usually just leaves me cold.

As long as countless contemporary blues players continue to “phone in” their vocals like an afterthought, I’ll take the big, sweaty, heartbreaking howl of the Wolf any day.