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Little Wolf

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There are two ‘Little Wolf’ artist descriptions below. I. Native American Band II. Chicago Blues Musician

I. Native American chants and instruments, ambient textures and hip-hop rhythms. It is an intensely spiritual and evocative record, finding a common ground between the past and present and demonstrating that Jim Wilson — the man behind Little Wolf — is a composer with a distinctly modern and compelling vision.


II. Little Howlin’ Wolf (Chicago Blues Musician)

Birthdate July 26, 1930
Birthplace Florence, MS

Curent Residence, Memphis, TN

Jessie Sanders (Little Howlin Wolf) was born and raised in Florence, MS, along Highway 49. He lived in Chicago most of his life, during which time he spent many hours in blues clubs and on the road with the late great Howlin’ Wolf. Jessie first took to the stage with Howlin’ Wolf in 1950. Wolf took Jessie under his wing and it wasn’t uncommon for him to be heard referring to Jessie as his “son”. Out of respect and admiration for his long time friend and mentor Jessie began performing as “Lil Howlin Wolf”.

He began performing at age 17 as Jessie Sanders and it wasn’t too long after that he formed a group called The Five Rising Stars. They performed at local churches on Sundays. When most of the members went into the army the group disbanded. After about four or five years he began singing the blues. In 1945 he headed for Chicago. He went to work for the City of Chicago Police Department and worked for them for 47 years. He performed on weekends with Blues greats such as Howlin Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Hound Dog Taylor, Albert King, Magic Sam, Freddie King, and Little Junior Parker.

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