Howlin' Wolf – 1975 boxing style concert poster
This 1975 Howlin' Wolf boxing style concert poster is a blues treasure. The venue here is Eddie Shaw's place, and most Wolf fans will recognize this as the Chicago club owned by Wolf's sax player. This poster was acquired from the now-closed Memphis Music Hall of Fame and Museum. In 2003/2004 it was exhibited in "Sweet Home Chicago," a museum exhibit on the Chicago Blues that originated at Seattle's EXPERIENCE MUSIC PROJECT, then travelled to Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, and then to the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, Mississippi. You've heard the expression "museum quality"–and this surely fits the bill, having hung in 4 different museums ! This beauty was framed archivally by the EMP, and is in overall excellent condition with just a very light amount of wear on the corners & edges. It was printed by Tribune Press, in Oak Park, Ind. Reproductions of this very poster were made for sale by the Memphis Music Museum, so you may have seen 90's copies of this on glossy paper–but this is the true letterpress original, and of course is guaranteed authenic with no time limit (as is everything we offer.) Measures 14" x 22." Included is a letter from the Experience Music Project attesting to this poster's inclusion in the exhibit, a photograph of the poster on display in the Experience Music Project, and a record album of Howlin Wolf recorded live at the same venue the month after the gigs advertised in this poster (July 1975.) These were some of the Wolf's last shows, and though this is a 70's poster, it has all the classic element–and is one of two Wolf boxing style posters I've seen for sale in the last 10 years (I bought the other one too !) Ultra rare, beautiful, and with a great provenance.
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