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Jesse Sublett, Austin author, musician

Howlin’ Wolf at War

This photo of Howlin’ Wolf in the Army, proudly wearing his campaign hat, the crown pinched in the style from World War I, should have been included in my last Howlin’ Wolf post, with the recently discovered photo of Wolf during the Louisiana Maneuvers in 1941, where the caption identifies …

Jesse Sublett, Austin author and musician

Howlin’ Wolf in the US Army

    The caption is a little odd, even after realization sinks in: “Second Army Maneuvers in Louisiana, Pvt. Chester Arthur Burnett, Picket line Troop G, 9th Cavalry (colored) from Aberdine, Mississippi, cleaning frog of horse, while Staff Sgt. Columbus Rudisal, Goffney, S.C., looks on. Sgt. Rudisal is directing Troop …

BIG FEET, BIG HEART, RED STAR?

Like this blog? OK, why not subscribe anyway? Contact form below. Come out Friday night for a great cause: As most of you probably know, Davy Jones is that cool cat who’s played guitar in like 100 bands since the founding of Raul’s. The Hickoids and Big Foot Chester are …

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WOLF

Chester Arthur “Howlin’ Wolf” Burnett, born June 10, 1910, died January 10, 1976. Not just the greatest of the blues singers and performers, he was one of the greatest of all American artists, period. He not only helped bring what we call “blues” into the mainstream, he helped invent rock …

Noir blues weekend

RA-howlin-wolf2012-3webThanks everybody who came out to Opal Devine’s last night for Noir at the Bar. We had cool music from Chris Hoyt (and I played a pretty cool song too), fine readings from Barry Graham, Jonathan Wood, Peter Farris and myself. For me the definite highlight was Peter Farris’ reading …

Ex-Girlfriends Club

These drawings of mine are not much different from before, I guess, being mostly buxom women with no clothes on. It’s a pattern I seem to be repeating. The latest ones are shaped differently, I guess. Not as much art this year as the previous two years, as I’ve been …