Thursday, December 13, 2012

Howlin' Wolf...Moanin' In the Moonlight & Howlin' Wolf

This package combines blues giant Howlin' Wolf's first two albums, themselves compilations of his singles released between 1951 and 1962. Apart from two tracks cut in Memphis with Ike Turner, these Chess Studios recordings are landmarks in the development of electric Chicago blues. The Mississippi Delta native's gruff persona towers over "Smokestack Lightnin'," "Red Rooster," "Spoonful," "Evil," "Wang Dang Doodle," "Back Door Man," and others that have become standards since being "discovered" by the Rolling Stones, Clapton, The Doors, et al. Almost as influential as Wolf's bottomless growl are the guitar playing of Hubert Sumlin and the writing and direction of Willie Dixon....a weighty slice of American musical history. --Ben Edmonds (Amazon)

1. Shake For Me
2. Little Red Rooster
3. You'll Be Mine
4. Who's Been Talking?
5. Wang Dang Doodle
6. Little Baby
7. Spoonful
8. Goin' Down Slow
9. Down In The Bottom
10. Back Door Man
11. Howlin' For My Darlin'
12. Tell Me
13. Moanin' At Midnight
14. How Many More Years
15. Smokestack Lightnin'
16. Baby How Long
17. No Place To Go (You Gonna Wreck My Life)
18. All Night Boogie (All Night Long)
19. Evil (Is Going On)
20. I'm Leavin You
21. Moanin' For My Baby
22. I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
23. Forty Four
24. Somebody In My Home

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