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Howlin' Wolf Story: The Secret History of Rock  & Roll
     

The Howlin' Wolf Story: The Secret History of Rock & Roll

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Director: Don McGlynn

Cast: Don McGlynn

 
This documentary on the life and music of blues-legend Howlin' Wolf gets a robust presentation for its release on DVD. The Howlin' Wolf Story: The Secret History of Rock & Roll has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. The performances and narration are in English with no

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This documentary on the life and music of blues-legend Howlin' Wolf gets a robust presentation for its release on DVD. The Howlin' Wolf Story: The Secret History of Rock & Roll has been transferred to disc in the full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. The performances and narration are in English with no multiple language options. Bonus materials include additional interview materials, a sidebar on the long-standing rivalry between Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters, home-movies show by drummer Sam Lay, and audio from a rare live radio broadcast by Howlin' Wolf.

Editorial Reviews

Billboard - Chris Morris
A must for blues freaks.
Tracks - Jeff Tamarkin
[An] extraordinary documentary.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/04/2003
UPC:
0828765663199
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
NR
Source:
Rca

Special Features

90-minute "director's cut" (30 minutes of additional footage not in theatrical release); Rare footage of Howlin' Wolf presented by the Rolling Stones on Shindig performing "How Many More Years?"; Other performances include: "Smokestack Lightnin'," "I Am the Wolf," "At the Bottom," "Little Red Rooster," "Goin Down Slow," "Shake for Me," and "Dust My Broom"; First presentation of previously unknown or unavailable performance footage; Drummer Sam Lay's rare, never-before-seen home movies of stars of the Chicago Blues clubs from the early '60s; Newly discovered photos of Howlin' Wolf & his band; First filmed interview with Howlin' Wolf's family; Exclusive interviews with Hubert Sumlin, Billy Boy Arnold, Marshall Chess and many others; Web link to www.bluebirdjazz.com/whenthesungoesdown

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Technical Credits
Don McGlynn Director

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The Howlin' Wolf Story: The Secret History of Rock & Roll 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Rocko_Jerome More than 1 year ago
No Blues singer could hang with The Wolf. He was a truly scary character when he would get his mojo working, so much so that I am convinced that he was compelled by some sort of sinister forces beyond our human comprehension. His story would lead you to believe that he struggled with something supernatural, and ultimately lived a calm life by pouring all that villiany into music, thus exorcising himself. Strong medicine best taken in small doses. This documentry tells you why.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago