20th Century Masters:Millennium Collection - (Import CD)

Howlin Wolf

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  1. Performer
  2. Blues
  3. Chicago Blues
Mono / Stereo
20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Howlin' Wolf

Personnel: Howlin' Wolf (vocals, acoustic guitar, harmonica); Jody Williams, Hubert Sumlin, Otis "Smokey" Smothers, Freddy King, Jimmy Rogers, Eric Clapton (guitar); Jeffrey Carp (harmonica); J.T. Brown (tenor saxophone); Donald Brown (baritone saxophone); Steve Winwood (piano, organ); Otis Spann, Hosea Lee Kennard, Willie Johnson, Henry Gray, Lafayette Leake (piano); Bill Wyman, Buddy Guy, Alfred Elkins, Willie Dixon (bass); Earl Phillips, Fred Below, Sam Lay, Charlie Watts (drums).
Producers include: Leonard Chess, Phil Chess, Willie Dixon, Sam Phillips, Norman Dayron.
Compilation producer: Andy McKaie.
Recorded between 1951 & 1970. Includes liner notes by Bill Dahl.
This is part of "20th Century Masters: The Millenium Collection" series.
Personnel: Eric Clapton, Freddie King, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy Rogers , Jody Williams, Otis Smokey Smothers, Willie Johnson (guitar); Jeffrey M. Carp (harmonica); J.T. Brown, Arnold Rogers (tenor saxophone); Donald Hankins (baritone saxophone); Steve Winwood (piano, organ); Henry Gray, Hosea Lee Kennard, Lafayette Leake, Otis Spann (piano); Bill Wyman (bass guitar); Earl Phillips, Fred Below, Sam Lay, Charlie Watts (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Erick Labson.
Liner Note Author: Bill Dahl.
Recording information: Chicago, IL (05/14/1951-05/07/1970); London, England (05/14/1951-05/07/1970); Memphis, TN (05/14/1951-05/07/1970).
Photographer: Peter Amft.
While this 12-track collection of Howlin' Wolf's prime Chess material is classic electric blues music, it's a distinctly less worthy deal than the 20-track His Best. The latter anthology has the classic "How Many More Years," "Howlin' for My Darling," "Shake for Me," and "Three Hundred Pounds of Joy," none of which make it onto this briefer scoop; in fact, "The Natchez Burnin'" is the only song here that doesn't appear on His Best. Also, The Best of Howlin' Wolf uses the 1970 London Sessions version of "The Red Rooster" rather than the superior original 1961 Chess single. You can't come down too hard on a CD that has "Smokestack Lightnin'," "Wang Dang Doodle," "Back Door Man," "Spoonful," "I Ain't Superstitious," and "Killing Floor," and if it does happen to be your first Howlin' Wolf album it's a decent introduction. But it's just not long enough to be the proper introduction. ~ Richie Unterberger

Country of Origin
Universal Distribution
Howlin' Wolf
Songs / Tracks
  1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Moanin' at Midnight
  2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Evil (Is Going On)
  3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Natchez Burning, The
  4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Smokestack Lightnin'
  5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Sitting on Top of the World
  6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Wang Dang Doodle
  7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Back Door Man
  8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Spoonful
  9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] I Ain't Superstitious
  10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Built for Comfort
  11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Killing Floor
  12. [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Red Rooster, The - (with dialog, from "London Sessions")
  1. Howlin Wolf
  2. Howlin' Wolf
Studio / Live
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