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Howlin' Wolf KWEM Radio Ringer T-Shirt 

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Description
This is a Bluescentric Brand official Howlin' Wolf ringer tee, available in comfortable sizes up to 2XL. The material is 4.3 oz 100% combed ringspun cotton fine jersey. It features side seams and contrasting 1x1 baby rib binded collar and 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."