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Go Away Little Girl

“The Testimony of a Giant”   Artists Records   Southland Baptist Temple, Peducah, Kentucky

“I would like to introduce to you, Donny Osm… no… MAX PALMER.   Max was born in the State of Mississippi in 1929.   His father and mother were of ordinary size.   He is 7 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 385 pounds and wears a size 21 shoe.   He has been a professional wrestler.   He wrestled under the name of Paul Bunyan.   Made two movies, “Invaders From Mars” and “Killer Ape”.   Max says he is not sensitive about his size.   ‘The Lord made me this way to serve Him.’   He was converted to Christ in Oklahoma City after an accident in the year of 1958.   Was baptized into the membership of a local Baptist Church.   Since that time, he has become a great witness and a testimony for the Lord Jesus Christ.   He loves the Lord with all his big old heart and serves Him faithfully wherever he goes.   He is in great demand in churches and various organizations to give his life story and testimony.   I am sure the desire of his heart, after you have heard his testimony on this record, that you would pass it on to someone else.   He is truly a “Giant” of a man both physically and spiritually.”

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300 lbs of joy


Howlin’ Wolf – “The Real Folk Blues” Recorded in Chicago, Illinois between 1956 & 1965. (In the mid-’60s, Chess Records released a great series of compilations by some of its best blues artists, all of them called THE REAL FOLK BLUES) “Killing Floor,” “Built for Comfort”,”Three Hundred Pounds of Joy”, “Natchez Burning,” “Tail Dragger” and more.

Personnel: Howlin’ Wolf (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Hubert Sumlin*, Willie Johnson, Otis “Smokey” Smothers, Jody Williams (guitar); J.T. Brown (tenor saxophone); Donald Hankins (baritone saxophone); Johnny Jones, Lafayette Leake, Hosea Lee Kennard (piano); Willie Dixon, Buddy Guy, Andrew Palmer (bass); Sammy Lay, Earl Phillips, Junior Blackman (drums).

“Howlin’ Wolf ranks among the most electrifying performers in blues history, as well as one of its greatest characters. He was a ferocious, full-bodied singer whose gruff, rasping vocals embodied the blues at its most unbridled. A large man who stood more than six feet tall and weighed nearly 300 pounds, Howlin’ Wolf cut an imposing figure, which he utilized to maximum effect when performing. Howlin’ Wolf cut his greatest work in the Fifties for the Chicago-based Chess Records. Many songs with which he is most closely identified – “Spoonful,”  “Back Door Man,”  “Little Red Rooster”  and “I Ain’t Superstitious”  – were written for him by bluesmen Willie Dixon, a fixture at Chess Records who also funneled material to Wolf’s main rival, Muddy Waters. Howlin’ Wolf himself was an estimable songwriter, responsible for such raw classics as “Killing Floor,”  “Smokestack Lightning”  and “Moanin’ at Midnight.” 

In 1910, Howlin’ Wolf was born on a Mississippi plantation in the midst of a blues tradition so vital it remains the underpinning for much of today’s popular music. His birth name was Chester Arthur Burnett; “Howlin’ Wolf”  was a nickname he picked up in his youth. He was exposed to the blues from an early age through such performers as Charley Patton and Willie Brown, who performed at plantation picnics and juke joints. Wolf derived his trademark howl from the “blue yodel”  of country singer Jimmy Rodgers whom he admired. Although he sang the blues locally, it wasn’t until he moved to West Memphis in 1948 that he put together a full-time band. Producer Sam Phillips recorded Howlin’ Wolf at his Memphis Recording Service (later Sun Records) after hearing him perform on radio station KWEM. Some of the material was leased to Chess Records, and in the early Fifties Howlin’ Wolf signed with Chess and moved to Chicago. He remained there until his death. (The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame)

*On a personal note, I just saw Hubert Sumlin playing an all Howlin’ Wolf set with a group including David Johansen and James Blood Ulmer – it killed!

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