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Howlin' Wolf KWEM Radio Baseball T-Shirt 

SKU:ABBWOLFRADIO120
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$27.90
 
 
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Size Width Length
XS 16.13" 25.13"
S 17.63" 27.5"
M 19.63" 28.5"
L 21.63" 29.5"
XL 22.63" 30.5"
2XL 25.63" 31.5"
Description
* Sizing runs slightly tight on baseball raglans. If you're close to or between sizes, consider the larger size. Refer to the size chart (in inches) below for best results. We can exchange sizing if you have trouble. 

This is a Bluescentric Brand authentic Howlin Wolf baseball tee, available in comfortable sizes up to 2XL. The material is lightweight 4oz 91/9 poly/ringspun cotton with 3/4 length sleeves. 

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."