There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Verified Purchase. This reissue which, unlike most of the MCA catalog, doesn't seem to have been updated since it's initial appearance in the late 80's combines to classic LP's together.
Both are essentially "best of" items, combining many great recordings Howlin' Wolf released in the 50's. There's a number of songs here that you've probably heard covered by other artists in later years. Note that though it's stipulated in the liner notes that two songs had to be cut to keep this to a single CD release, all information from sites such as Discogs. This is the Howlin' Wolf CD to get. Great deal at just several bucks and you get two albums. Contains Howlin' Wolf's greatest work.
Nobody sang like Howlin' Wolf and nobody has since. I'm a white boy, like apparently most Blues fans these days that's another story. Yeah it is technically post-war Chicago electric Blues. Put whatever technically correct label ya want. It kicks This is where the soul of man never dies'. The greatest sight you could see would be Howlin' Wolf doing one of those sessions in my studio.
God, what it would be worth to see the veins on his neck, and buddy there was nothing on his mind but that song. He sang with his damn soul! All the best Howlin' on one classic album! What a deal. These records sound amazing, and it has a great - classic looking cover. Most importantly, this has so many great songs by the always stellar Howlin' Wolf. He has always been one of my favorites, and this has all of my favorite hits, and then some. A must buy for blues fans.
Howlin' Wolf is one of the all-time greats, and this album incorporates all of his greatness! I don't think the music needs any reviewing--Howlin' Wolf is one of the cornerstones of any beginner's blues collection, and these two albums are an excellent place to start.
Like a lot of people in my generation, I was first turned on to Wolf through the "London Sessions" album with Clapton, Winwood and other start of the British blues-rock galaxy, and I still love that album, but these albums are the ones that those guys listened to before starting their own bands. Essential listening. One person found this helpful. It's hard to over rate the impact these early HW recordings have had on rock and roll.
As is well known HW and his contemporaries were hugely influential on the 60s giants like Hendrix, Clapton, the Stones, Led Zeppelin and John Mayall but countless other lesser known lights have also sprung from HW's fertile loins. Even now, 50 or so years later, these two platters still stand up to scrutiny. HW's voice is one of the most distinctive in modern music and he uses it to great effect on every track here.
The lyrics are superb too, always lascivious, frequently laugh out loud funny. It's a stone classic in every way and anyone with even a remote interest in the evolution of rock music should own a copy. Also good for shaking your thang to My dad truly enjoyed this for his Christmas gift! It was just like old times at home in the living room back home in Jackson MS! Chicago blues Delta blues Chess Records. Authority control MBRG : 75d0f3af4d-bb81eace3b. Hidden categories: CS1 maint: others in cite AV media notes CS1 maint: discouraged parameter Webarchive template wayback links Articles with short description Short description is different from Wikidata Articles with hAudio microformats Album articles lacking alt text for covers Wikipedia articles with MusicBrainz release group identifiers.
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Wolf had been a farmer before making it as a musician at the age of 40, and would often talk to fellow musicians about the cash crop values of soy beans. Hubert Sumlin, who adds lead guitar on some tracks, plays on almost all of these sessions, along with Otis Spann on piano and esteemed songwriter Willie Dixon on bass.
It was an old big-band lick, turned into something completely fresh.