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A superb overview of Howlin' Wolf's recordings(1951-1962).
on 23 April 2014
This marvellous 3-CD set contains 64 'A' & 'B' sides in chronological order recorded for RPM & CHESS in Memphis or Chicago between 1951 & 1962. In addition there are 16 tracks from 1951-1953 which were not released as singles.
Howlin' Wolf's intensely powerful and primal singing is well displayed on these 80 tracks with stellar sidemen such as Willie Johnson, Hubert Sumlin, Otis Spann, Willie Dixon & Earl Phillips.
Howlin' Wolf aka Chester Burnett(1910-1976) had a huge influence on many British blues/rock musicians in the '60s. This collection is a superb overview of the first decade or so of his recordings and an affordable alternative to the hard-to-find HIP-O SELECT 4-CD set.