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

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All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Steve Leggett
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/3/2014
  • Label: Acrobat
  • UPC: 824046903923
  • Catalog Number: 9039
  • Sales rank: 26,892

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Moanin' at Midnight (2:18)
  2. 2 How Many More Years (2:41)
  3. 3 Riding in the Moonlight (2:39)
  4. 4 Morning at Midnight (2:41)
  5. 5 Passing by Blues (2:41)
  6. 6 Crying at Daybreak (3:52)
  7. 7 My Baby Stole Off (2:57)
  8. 8 I Want Your Picture (2:49)
  9. 9 Wolf is At Your Door (2:57)
  10. 10 Howlin' Wolf Boogie (2:40)
  11. 11 Getting Old and Grey (2:40)
  12. 12 Mr. Highway Man (2:47)
  13. 13 Saddle My Pony (2:32)
  14. 14 Worried All the Time (3:08)
  15. 15 Oh, Red! (2:36)
  16. 16 My Last Affair (2:58)
  17. 17 All Night Boogie (2:14)
  18. 18 I Love My Baby (2:57)
  19. 19 No Place To Go (2:56)
  20. 20 Rockin' Daddy (3:05)
  21. 21 Baby How Long (2:53)
  22. 22 Evil is Going On (2:55)
  23. 23 I'll Be Around (3:13)
  24. 24 Forty-Four (2:53)
  25. 25 Who Will Be Next (2:34)
  26. 26 I Have a Little Girl (2:33)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Come To Me Baby (2:24)
  2. 2 Don't Mess With My Baby (2:37)
  3. 3 Smokestack Lightning (3:06)
  4. 4 You Can't Be Beat (3:07)
  5. 5 I Asked For Water (2:50)
  6. 6 So Glad (2:08)
  7. 7 Goin' Back Home (2:41)
  8. 8 My Life (3:06)
  9. 9 Somebody In My Home (2:21)
  10. 10 Nature (2:46)
  11. 11 Poor Boy (2:32)
  12. 12 Sittin' On Top of the World (2:33)
  13. 13 I Didn't Know (2:24)
  14. 14 Moaning For My Baby (2:49)
  15. 15 I'm Leaving You (2:54)
  16. 16 Change My Way (3:30)
  17. 17 Howlin' Blues (2:46)
  18. 18 I Better Go Now (2:44)
  19. 19 I've Been Abused (2:16)
  20. 20 Mister Airplane Man (2:43)
  21. 21 You Gonna Wreck My Life (2:51)
  22. 22 The Natchez Burning (2:11)
  23. 23 Who's Been Talking (2:23)
  24. 24 Tell Me (2:57)
  25. 25 Spoonful (2:45)
  26. 26 Howlin' For My Baby (2:34)
  27. 27 Wang Dang Doodle (2:21)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Back Door Man (2:49)
  2. 2 Little Baby (2:45)
  3. 3 Down In the Bottom (2:11)
  4. 4 Shake For Me (2:15)
  5. 5 The Red Rooster (2:28)
  6. 6 You'll Be Mine (2:21)
  7. 7 Goin' Down Slow (3:24)
  8. 8 Just Like I Treat You (2:49)
  9. 9 I Ain't Superstitious (2:54)
  10. 10 Mama's Baby (2:08)
  11. 11 Do the Do (2:12)
  12. 12 Keep What You Got (2:21)
  13. 13 California Blues (2:54)
  14. 14 California Boogie (2:58)
  15. 15 My Troubles and Me (3:13)
  16. 16 Worried About My Baby (2:58)
  17. 17 Brown Skin Woman (2:41)
  18. 18 House Rockin' Boogie (4:09)
  19. 19 Driving This Highway (2:53)
  20. 20 The Sun is Rising (2:43)
  21. 21 Stealing My Clothes (3:00)
  22. 22 I'm the Wolf (2:51)
  23. 23 Highway My Friend (2:16)
  24. 24 Hold Your Money (2:10)
  25. 25 Stay Here till My Baby Comes Back (2:37)
  26. 26 Crazy About You Baby (2:21)
  27. 27 Streamline Woman (2:41)
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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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