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Wolf uses the microphone as God intended.

What did Bonnie Raitt say about Wolf in Guitar World magazine?

"If I had to pick one person who does everything I loved about the blues, it would be Howlin' Wolf. It would be the size of his voice, or just the size of him. When you're a little pre-teenage girl and you imagine what a naked man in full arousal is like, it's Howlin' Wolf. When I was a kid, I saw a horse in a field with an erection, and I went, "Holy shit!". That's how I feel when I hear Howlin' Wolf — and when met him it was the same thing. He was the scariest, most deliciously frightening bit of male testosterone I've ever experienced in my life."

-From interview with Alan Paul