As you may know if you are in the know on such topics, steve w is a man of few words. Though it was made far more famous from the doors inventive cover on their 1967 selftitled debut, the original 1962 howlin wolf recording of back door man will always remain the definitive. Howlin wolf tabs guitar solos, tab books, instruction dvds. On the introduction to the closing track on the album, back door man its wolf who says. Howlin wolf this is howlin wolfs new album swan fungus. Celebrating 60 years of moanin in the moonlight by howlin wolf. Jul 31, 2011 so goes the blues song, back door man, written in 1961 by willie dixon for howlin wolf, and later immortalized by jim morrison and the doors. I am a back door man i am a back door man well the men dont know, but the little girls understand when everybodys tryin to sleep.
So my annual howlin wolf birthday tribute show at the continental club was born. Howlin wolfs second compilation album, howlin wolf often called the rocking chair album, from its cover illustration, was released in 1962. Back door man by the doors song meaning, lyric interpretation, video and. What does keep the wolf from the door expression mean. Tessa from ottawa, canada james, just because its girls doesnt mean it cant be about anal sex. Autorip is available only for eligible cds and vinyl sold by amazon eu sarl but does not apply to gift orders or primenow orders. When everybody trying to sleep, im somewhere making my midnight creep. When each character knocks on the door there is a hint of who is coming to the door next in the window to help kids predict who is going to knock on the door. From the time he joined the blues legends band in 1954 until wolf s death in 1976, sumlin played a central role in crafting some of the centurys most memorable and influential american roots music. It was released in 1961 by chess records as the bside to wolfs wang dang doodle catalog no. This package combines blues giant howlin wolfs first two albums, themselves compilations of his singles released between 1951 and 1962. Dec 09, 2011 priceless, timeless music for your ears. A back door man is said to be a man who has an affair with a married woman while her husbands away. He turns in a lackluster, apathetic and subdued performance.
The band got its name at morrisons suggestion from the title of aldous huxleys book the doors of perception, which itself was a reference to a quote made by william blake, if the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. The howlin wolf album 1969 blues electronic blues psychedelic. Return of the wolf man is a loving homagepastische to the world of monsters, universal monsters to be precise. He would run out the back door to avoid detection when the husband entered through the front. What does robert plant mean by i want to be your backdoor. Back door man was a song written by willie dixon and first recorded by howlin wolf real name chester burnett in 1960. Back door man wikimili, the free encyclopedia wikimili, the free encyc. It was released by chess records as the bside to wolfs wang dang doodle catalog no.
It was the term given to the guy who would run out the back door when a husband came home early and was going to catch his wife and the back door man together. See terms and conditions for full details, including costs which may apply for the mp3 version in case of order returns or cancellations. Yeah im a back door man im a back door man the men dont know but the little girl understand bridge hey all you people that tryin to sleep im out to make it with my midnight creep yeah. In accordance with the directives of government and health authorities, we have temporarily suspended operations. Producer, performer, and composer willie dixon writes a lyric that combines two of his favorite themes. Howlin wolf backdoor man with lyrics our new desktop experience was built to be your music destination. Other standout cuts that wolf laid down include back door man zeppelin. Unlike print books, digital books are subject to vat.
Im talking about what the lyrics leave out, and what the guitar says instead. Celebrating 60 years of moanin in the moonlight by howlin. Few musical marriages have been so magical, so intuitively right, as that of the great blues singer howlin wolf and his guitarist, hubert sumlin. Keep the wolf from the door definition of keep the wolf. Back door man is a blues song written by willie dixon and recorded by howlin wolf in 1961. Avid universal fans will know that the monsters initially bid farewell to us with universal internationals abbott and costello meet frankenstein 1948, which brought together the three largest monster cash cowscultural icons. The guilty perpetrator if a wife was caught cheating was typically a tradesman caller like the ice man, or an insurance salesman. Half a century on, playing vintage blues is an act of preservation and reclamation for the band. In his 1997 book the best of the blues, music journalist robert santelli wrote howlin wolf looked mean and intimidating, and he sang blues the same way. Howlin wolf plays killing floor howlin wolf blues guitar play along book and cd for use with all bb, eb, bass clef, and c instruments, the hal leonard blues playalong series is the ultimate jamming tool for all blues musicians. A dictionary of africanamerican slang, the back door as an entranceexit.
Every morning the rooster crow, something tell me i got to go i am a back door man, wolf sings. During the blues revival in the 1950s and 1960s, black blues musicians found a new audience among white youths, and howlin wolf was among the first to capitalize on it. Wolf does not seem to be the man we have seen before, the one i saw and met in person in 1968 at the cafe au go go in ny. Back door man is a blues song written by willie dixon and recorded by howlin wolf in 1960. In the song, the chicken line serves as a double entendre. Keep the wolf from the door idioms by the free dictionary. Buy a cheap copy of the wolf at the door book by jack higgins. My favorite part about this book is the illustrations that help tell the story. I am a back door man i am a back door man well the men dont know, but the little girls understand when everybodys tryin to sleep im somewhere making my midnight creep. While it may be difficult to precisely define what the blues is, you.
Back door man implies as well a theory of how sound and subject formation, and subject formation through sound, arise out of jim crow violence. Now listen peoples, everybody say they dont like the blues. He is more intent on telling the audience how his is the real wolf and the real deal and so on and seems to waste a lot of time. Sep 15, 2005 wolf does not seem to be the man we have seen before, the one i saw and met in person in 1968 at the cafe au go go in ny. So goes the blues song, back door man, written in 1961 by willie dixon for howlin wolf, and later immortalized by jim morrison and the doors. Howlin wolf blue sea productions the howlin wolf story is a tribute to blues great chester arthur bur. In southern culture, the phrase backdoor man refers to a man having an affair with a married woman, using the back door as an exit before the husband comes home. A back door man is a guy who has relations with a woman while her husband has been out slaving away to provide for her. It was released in 1961 by chess records as the bside to wolf s wang dang doodle. On long island a trusted operative for the president nudges his boat up to a pier when a man materializes out of the rain and shoots him.
That sounds more like newport festivaltype rant against plugging in than it does a criticism of this specific album. So i called a lot of my favorite musician friends and pretty much each one of them said. Definitions of howlin wolf, synonyms, antonyms, derivatives of howlin wolf, analogical dictionary of howlin wolf english. Howlin wolf in concert by howlin wolf on amazon music. A back door man is the secret lover of a married woman. A wolf at the door is a fantastic book featuring some common folk tales that kids may know and love. Howlin wolf back door man howlin wolf back door man. Apart from two tracks cut in memphis with ike turner, these chess studios recordings are landmarks in the development of electric chicago blues. I am a back door man i am a back door man well the men dont know, but the little girls understand when everybodys tryin to sleep im somewhere making my midnight creep yes, in the morning when the rooster crow something tell me i got to go i am a back door man i am, a back door man well the men dont know, but little girls understand they take me to the doctor, shot full o holes nurse.451 1480 630 411 805 657 219 329 365 285 1131 1541 1376 1424 1324 1238 1452 1100 233 308 1399 84 1508 661 95 202 559 780 1008 1126 1125 162 594 489