Collection of Wolfs self released 45s; raw sounds from this visionary american outsider.
James Pobiega, a 6'9" Polish-derived man from Chicago's South Side, performed heavily in bars and and to a greater extent on the street of his home turf during the late 70s through the mid 80s under the name Little Howlin Wolf. During that time, self-released 32 45s (that weknow of) and two LPs (compiled from the 7"s) titled The Guardian and The Cool Truth. The LPs show a unique and visionary take on emotive, raw, dissolved blues featuring Wolf on every instrument he could lay his hands on with a wrenching souldfulness and commanding fire-brained intensity to match Albert Ayler. The 45s, though, are where Wolf really stretched out, taking his music to its furthest reaches including stabs at Calypso, gypsy songs, Country-Western and children's songs.
Serious modern day ESP action here folks. Imagine Tom Waits(Bone Machine era) and Beefheart but more real deal, raw and unscripted. Closer to the blues than any of them really. Search his name and buy his full length records. He'd appreciate it I'm sure.
Little Howlin' Wolf pt.1
Little Howlin' Wolf pt.2