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Say Brother; Howlin' Wolf; Howlin' Wolf in concert

Part of Say Brother.

11/01/1973

This clip is an excerpt of concert performance featuring Howlin' Wolf from 1973. The overall program focuses on the music of Howlin' Wolf, born Chester Arthur Burnett in 1910, in West Point, Mississippi. A blues musician who did not begin recording until the advent of middle age, Wolf dominated the Chicago blues scene in the 1950s. Program consists chiefly of Say Brother concert footage of Wolf performing in 1973 and includes a number of short excerpts from backstage interviews with Wolf Say Brother captured on film. Concert venue is assumed to be in Chicago. Produced by Topper Carew.


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Series
Say Brother
Program
Howlin' Wolf
Program Number

304

Title

Howlin' Wolf in concert

Series Description

Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers including: Muhammad Ali, Maya Angelou, Thomas Atkins, Amiri Baraka, Doris Bunte, Julian Bond, Stokely Carmichael, Louis Farrakhan, Nikki Giovanni, Odetta Gordon, Henry Hampton, Benjamin Hooks, Jesse Jackson, Hubie Jones, Mel King, Eartha Kitt, Elma Lewis, Haki Madhubuti, Wallace D. Muhammad, Charles Ogletree, Babatunde Olatunji, Byron Rushing, Owusu Sadaukai, and Sonia Sanchez. Series release date: 7/15/1968

Program Description

Program focus on the music of Howlin' Wolf, born Chester Arthur Burnett in 1910, in West Point, Mississippi. A blues musician who did not begin recording until the advent of middle age, Wolf dominated the Chicago blues scene in the 1950s. Program consists chiefly of Say Brother concert footage of Wolf performing in 1973 and includes a number of short excerpts from backstage interviews with Wolf Say Brother captured on film. Concert venue is assumed to be in Chicago.

Asset Type

Clip

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Howlin' Wolf, 1910-1976
African American musicians
Blues (Music)
Music--Performance
Blues musicians
African American singers
Genres
Magazine
Topics
Race and Ethnicity
Creators
Carew, Topper (Producer)
Publication Information
WGBH Educational Foundation
Citation
Chicago: “Say Brother; Howlin' Wolf; Howlin' Wolf in concert,” 11/01/1973, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5254F7A719E04BC7A8F1F53D9AC8DA5D.
MLA: “Say Brother; Howlin' Wolf; Howlin' Wolf in concert.” 11/01/1973. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5254F7A719E04BC7A8F1F53D9AC8DA5D>.
APA: Say Brother; Howlin' Wolf; Howlin' Wolf in concert. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_5254F7A719E04BC7A8F1F53D9AC8DA5D
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