"Moanin' at Midnight," Performed by "Howlin' Wolf"

Chester Arthur “Howlin’ Wolf” Burnett performing “Moanin’ at Midnight.” Originally recorded in 1950, the 78 rpm record quickly sold 60,000 copies, an enormous number for that time. In 1948, Burnett moved to West Memphis (Crittenden County), where he assembled a blues band called the House Rockers and committed to making a career out of his music.

Copyright Chess Records

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