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Burnett was brought up on a cotton plantation, and the music he heard was the traditional tunes of the region. In the s he went to Arkansas, where there was a flourishing blues tradition, and formed his own group, which included James Cotton and Little Jr. Parker, both of whom became noted blues performers in their own right. Burnett accompanied himself on guitar and harmonica, but his main instrument was his guttural and emotionally suggestive voice, which gave his songs power and authenticity. Burnett was noted for his brooding lyrics and his earthy, aggressive stage presence. Howlin' Wolf. Article Media.
Chester Arthur Burnett June 10, — January 10, , known as Howlin' Wolf , was a Chicago blues singer, guitarist, and harmonica player. Originally from Mississippi , he moved to Chicago in adulthood and became successful, forming a rivalry with fellow bluesman Muddy Waters. With a booming voice and imposing physical presence, he is one of the best-known Chicago blues artists. The musician and critic Cub Koda noted, "no one could match Howlin' Wolf for the singular ability to rock the house down to the foundation while simultaneously scaring its patrons out of its wits. This is where the soul of man never dies. Arthur , the 21st President of the United States.