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Howlin' Wolf: His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection)

Howlin' Wolf: His Best (Chess 50th Anniversary Collection)
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Description: Chester Burnett's ferocious growl was a staple of Chicago's electric-blues heyday. This 20-song compilation ranges from his 1951 debut "Moanin' at Midnight" with Willie Johnson on guitar to 1964's "Killing Floor" with Buddy Guy on guitar. His scratchy, sawed-off vocal approach and his energetic harmonica grace original classics such as "How Many More Years" and "Smokestack Lightnin'." By 1960, he became, along with Muddy Waters, the foremost interpreter of Willie Dixon's songs, lending his coarse voice to legendary Dixon cuts such as "Wang Dang Doodle," "Back Door Man," ... (more)
Manufacturer: Chess
Release date: 8 April 1997
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0076732937525 UPC: 076732937525
Tags: Blues (3), Electric Blues (2), Cd (1)
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"Howlin’ Wolf was a mesmerizing force of nature. His menacing growl, punctuated by an unearthly wail and savage harmonica, spawned a sense of unholy ritual and influenced every blues-rocker worth hearing. Standout track: “Evil” "

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