The Complete RPM & Chess Singles As & Bs: 1951-1962

The Complete RPM & Chess Singles As & Bs: 1951-1962

by Howlin' Wolf


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With his larger-than-life persona, roaring vocals, and the raw, skittering guitar lines of Hubert Sumlin behind him, Howlin' Wolf turned out dozens of stellar Chicago blues singles for RPM and Chess Records between 1951 and 1962, including "Smokestack Lightnin'," "Spoonful," "Red Rooster," and the magnificent "Killing Floor," among many others. All of these, along with his other classic and essential singles (both A- and B-sides) from the first decade of his career, are collected here in this expansive, three-disc, 80-track set, which also includes several sides recorded at sessions during this period but never released.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/03/2014
Label: Acrobat
UPC: 0824046903923
catalogNumber: 9039
Rank: 38511

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Howlin' Wolf   Primary Artist,Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Willie Dixon   Bass,Drums
Henry Gray   Piano
Hubert Sumlin   Guitar
Johnny Jones   Piano
Sam Lay   Drums
Jody Williams   Guitar
Freddy Robinson   Guitar
Jerome Arnold   Bass
Fred Below   Drums
Junior Blackman   Drums
J.T. Brown   Tenor Saxophone
Lee Cooper   Guitar
Alfred Elkins   Bass
Ike Turner   Piano
Hosea Lee Kennard   Piano
S.P. Leary   Drums
L.D. McGhee   Guitar
Calvin Newborn   Guitar
Earl Phillips   Drums
Jimmy Rogers   Guitar
Otis Smokey Smothers   Guitar
Otis Spann   Piano
Willie Steel   Drums
Albert Williams   Piano
Adolph Duncan   Tenor Saxophone
Willie Johnson   Bass,Guitar,Drums
L.C. Hubert   Piano
Abb Locke   Tenor Saxophone
Walter Smith   Trombone
Charles Taylor   Tenor Saxophone
Abraham Smothers   Guitar

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Sonny Boy Williamson [II]   Composer
Sam Phillips   Engineer
Joe Bihari   Engineer
Paul Watts   Liner Notes
Lonnie Graham   Composer
James Oden   Composer
Chester Burnett   Composer
J. Little Sanders   Composer

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