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Howlin' Wolf KWEM Radio T-Shirt - Lightweight Vintage Style 

SKU:ACTWOLFRADIO120
Price: 
$25.95
 
 
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Size Width Length
XS 16.5" 27"
S 18" 28"
M 20" 29"
L 22" 30"
XL 24" 31"
2XL 26" 32"
3XL 28" 33"
4XL 30" 34"
Description
This Bluescentric Brand official Howlin' Wolf t-shirt is available in premium lightweight 4.2oz vintage style sizes up to 4XL. Solid colors are 100% combed, ringspun cotton. Athletic Heather is 90% cotton. All other Heather colors are 52% cotton, 48% poly. Sizes run true. These t shirts are lighter and slightly more fitted compared to the Classic Gildan tees. 

Authentic Howlin' Wolf, every sale directly benefits Wolf's estate. 

This design features a scan of the hand-painted advertisement on the front doors of Howlin' Wolf's 1950 Chevrolet Fleetline... Only a single picture survived of the car.

This is special to music history, because Howlin' Wolf's first break came from a job disc jockeying for KWEM radio station out of West Memphis, Arkansas in 1948. At the time, the station's regular listeners & sometimes guests included BB King, Johnny Cash, Scotty Moore, future Stax Records' Jim Stewart and many others.

It was on this show that Wolf's distinctive voice and unique guitar and harmonica playing caught the attention of Sun Records' Sam Philips in 1951, leading to a recording contract that would soon take Wolf up to Chicago, Illinois' Chess Records -- a label that Wolf would help make famous. 

Philips, who discovered Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, and more often lamented that Howlin' Wolf was his greatest discovery. Sam once said of Wolf, "This is where the soul of man never dies."