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The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Cub Koda
For the casual blues fan with a scant knowledge of the Wolf, this 1971 pairing, with Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts from the Rolling Stones, Ringo Starr, and other British superstars, appears on the surface to be one hell of a super session. Although that's not really the case, it's nowhere near as awful as some blues purists make it out to be. [This edition includes three bonus tracks.]
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Cub Koda
For the casual blues fan with a scant knowledge of the Wolf, this 1971 pairing, with Eric Clapton, Bill Wyman and Charlie Watts from the Rolling Stones, Ringo Starr, and other British superstars, appears on the surface to be one hell of a super session. Although that's not really the case, it's nowhere near as awful as some blues purists make it out to be. [This edition includes three bonus tracks.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/26/1989
  • Label: Chess
  • UPC: 076732929728
  • Catalog Number: 9297
  • Sales rank: 11,919

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Rockin' Daddy (3:42)
  2. 2 I Ain't Superstitious (3:29)
  3. 3 Sittin' on Top of the World (3:50)
  4. 4 Worried About My Baby (2:54)
  5. 5 What a Woman! (3:00)
  6. 6 Poor Boy (3:04)
  7. 7 Built for Comfort (2:08)
  8. 8 Who's Been Talking? (3:02)
  9. 9 The Red Rooster (5:56)
  10. 10 The Red Rooster (3:58)
  11. 11 Do the Do (2:18)
  12. 12 Highway 49 (2:46)
  13. 13 Wang Dang Doodle (4:28)
  14. 14 Goin' Down Slow (5:54)
  15. 15 Killing Floor (5:19)
  16. 16 I Want to Have a Word With You (4:07)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Howlin' Wolf Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Hubert Sumlin Guitar, Rhythm Guitar
Joe Miller Horn
Ringo Starr Drums
Steve Winwood Organ, Piano, Keyboards
Charlie Watts Percussion, Conga, Drums
Phil Upchurch Bass
Bill Wyman Bass, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Shaker, cowbell
John Simon Piano, Keyboards
Jeffrey M. Carp Harmonica
Eric Clapton Guitar
Richard Daley Drums
Dennis Lansing Horn
Lafayette Leake Piano
Richie Drums
Jordan Sandke Horn
Ian Stewart Piano
Klaus Voormann Bass
Technical Credits
Willie Dixon Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Walter Vinson Composer
Howlin' Wolf Composer
Lonnie Chatmon Composer
Norman Dayron Producer
Glyn Johns Engineer
Lafayette Leake Contributor
Ian Stewart Contributor
Don Snowden Liner Notes
Vartan Art Direction
James Burke Oden Composer
Alonzo Tucker Composer
Camps Composer
James Oden Composer
J. Tolbert Composer
Chester Burnett Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    the blues have been purer,

    the blues may have been played better in some quarters but when Muddy rings up with ''Long Distance call'' with the best on harp callin up in the background I don't care if anyone else on earth likes it . I fell in love with the blues when I was 10yrs old and skipping school in Memphis in the early 60's.This is just my own prejudice but anything with Paul Butterfield is a like a warm blanket on a cold night!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This disk isn't as bad as they say...........

    There is no doubt that this isn't the Wolf's best work, but there are some good moments. Clapton now disparages the sessions and his work on them, but he still blazes on some of the tracks. Wolf is clearly over the hill, and the ''lesson'' he gives the rock stars on ''Little Red Rooster'' is either sad or hilarious, depending on your point of view. But listen to ''Poor Boy'' and then decide whether this disk has any merit. Just because the guy was older doesn't mean his music was irrelevant, at that point in his life. You still feel the fire coming through, in places. Long live the Wolf!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Rockin' Wolf

    If you are looking for an intro to blues, or even to Wolf, this is for you. Great playing, and genuine rockin' BLUES! FUN TOO! Listen to Wolf on 'Red Rooster', and check out Clapton's licks. This is the album that got me to look deeper into Blues heritage. Blues purists will turn their noses at this, but that's their loss.

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    Posted February 23, 2009

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