In the February 1999 edition of Guitar World magazine, Grammy award winner Bonnie Raitt described "The Hour of Music That Rocks My World." One of her choices was Howlin' Wolf's "Louise." What did the gifted singer/guitarist/songwriter have to say about the song and its creator?
"If I had to pick one person who does everything I loved about the blues, it would be Howlin' Wolf. It would be the size of his voice, or just the size of him. When you're a little pre-teenage girl and you imagine what a naked man in full arousal is like, it's Howlin' Wolf. When I was a kid, I saw a horse in a field with an erection, and I went, "Holy shit!". That's how I feel when I hear Howlin' Wolf - and when met him it was the same thing. He was the scariest, most deliciously frightening bit of male testosterone I've ever experienced in my life."Who are we to argue with Bonnie? We just hope this doesn't lead to any paternity suits against the Burnett family!
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