The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues

The Real Folk Blues/More Real Folk Blues

by Howlin' Wolf


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Like his chief rival and fellow musical icon, Muddy Waters, the larger-than-life singer Howlin’ Wolf has come to symbolize modern Chicago blues. Singing with a Mississippi-mud voice that could only have originated in the Delta, Wolf imbued all he touched with both authentic southern grit and an unearthly power that can still send a chill straight down your back. Bringing together two essential albums of the 1960s, this CD illustrates why Wolf was a beloved -- and feared (by his peers) -- blues master. Some of Wolf’s most snarlingly intense performances are here: “Killing Floor," “Louise,” “Tail Dragger,” and “Sittin’ on Top of the World,” as are the bravado-filled tributes to his prodigious girth, “Three Hundred Pounds of Joy” and “Built for Comfort.” Although Wolf dominates these recordings -- with a vocal presence like his, how could he not? -- attention should also be paid to his crack supporting players, including the unique and highly influential guitarist Hubert Sumlin.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/12/2002
Label: Chess
UPC: 0008811282028
catalogNumber: 112820

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Howlin' Wolf   Primary Artist,Harmonica,Vocals
Willie Dixon   Bass
Henry Gray   Piano
Buddy Guy   Guitar
Eddie Shaw   Tenor Saxophone
Hubert Sumlin   Guitar
Sam Lay   Drums
Andrew McMahon   Bass
Jody Williams   Guitar
Jerome Arnold   Bass
Fred Below   Drums
Junior Blackman   Drums
J.T. Brown   Tenor Saxophone
Lee Cooper   Guitar
Alfred Elkins   Bass
Donald Hankins   Baritone Saxophone
Hosea Lee Kennard   Piano
Lafayette Leake   Piano
Earl Phillips   Drums
Arnold Rogers   Tenor Saxophone
Otis Smokey Smothers   Guitar
Otis Spann   Piano
Willie Johnson   Guitar

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Liner Notes
Walter Vinson   Composer
Mary Katherine Aldin   Liner Notes
Lonnie Chatmon   Composer
Marshall Chess   Producer
Mike Fink   Reissue Design
Mel London   Composer
Andy McKaie   Reissue Producer
Vartan   Reissue Art
Paul Williams   Liner Notes
Don Bronstein   Cover Art
Beth Stempel   Reissue Production Coordination
Chester Burnett   Composer

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