Howling Wolf Sings the Blues

Howling Wolf Sings the Blues
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Compilation album by
Released 1962 (1962)
Recorded
  • September 1951
  • October 2, 1951
  • February 12, 1952
Studio KWEM Radio Station, West Memphis, Arkansas
Genre Blues
Length 30:08
Label Crown
Producer Joe Bihari
Howlin' Wolf chronology
Howlin' Wolf
(1962)
Howling Wolf Sings the Blues
(1962)
The Real Folk Blues
(1965)

Howling Wolf Sings the Blues is a compilation album by blues musician Howlin' Wolf, which was released by Crown Records in 1962.[1][unreliable source?][2] The original album included eight songs recorded for Modern Records between 1951 and 1952 including that were released as singles by the RPM and an additional two instrumentals by Joe Hill Louis.[3]

Reception

AllMusic reviewer Richie Unterberger called it: "groundbreaking early electric blues, though not quite up to the peaks he'd scale with his best Chess sessions of the mid-'50s to the mid-'60s. The electric guitar had rarely been recorded with as much fuzzy power as it was here, for one thing, and Howlin' Wolf's vocals were already possessed of magnificent, sometimes scary intensity ... This has almost everything Howlin' Wolf cut for Modern in the early '50s, and is thus an essential supplement to his more celebrated Chess catalog for the serious fan".[3]

Track listing

All compositions credited to Chester Burnett except where noted

Original LP

  1. "Riding in the Moonlight" (Burnett, Jules Taub) – 3:06
  2. "Worried About My Baby" – 3:00
  3. "Crying at Daylight" – 3:56
  4. "Brown Skin Woman" – 2:43
  5. "Twisting and Turning" (Joe Hill Louis) – 3:09
  6. "House Rockin' Boogie" (Burnett, Joe Josea) – 4:12
  7. "Keep What You Got" – 2:24
  8. "Dog Me Around" – 2:45
  9. "Morning at Midnight" – 2:43
  10. "Backslide Boogie" (Louis) – 3:02

Additional tracks on CD reissue

  1. "My Baby Stole Off" – 3:03
  2. "I Want Your Picture" – 2:51
  3. "Passing by Blues" – 2:43
  4. "Driving This Highway" – 2:55
  5. "The Sun Is Rising" – 2:45
  6. "Stealing My Clothes (My Friends)" – 3:03
  7. "I'm the Wolf" – 3:06

Recorded in West Memphis at KWEM Radio Station in September 1951 (tracks 1 & 7-9), October 2, 1951 (tracks 3, 11 & 12), and in West Memphis on February 12, 1952 (tracks 2, 4, 6 & 13-16)

Personnel

Tracks 5 & 10:

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