Howlin’ Wolf

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Legal name: Chester Arthur Burnett (Howlin’ Wolf)


Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976), known as Howlin' Wolf, was an African American Chicago blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player, from Mississippi. With a booming voice and looming physical presence, he is one of the best-known Chicago blues artists. Musician and critic Cub Koda noted, "no one could match Howlin' Wolf for the singular ability to rock the house down to the foundation while simultaneously scaring its patrons out of its wits"; producer Sam Phillips added "When I heard Howlin' Wolf, I said, 'This is for me. This is where the soul of man never dies'". Several of his songs, such as "Smokestack Lightnin'", "Back Door Man", "Killing Floor" and "Spoonful" have become blues and blues rock standards. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 51 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time". T-Bone Burnett considers Howlin' Wolf to be the father of rock and roll, noting that his blend of blues with the electric guitar, particularly in "How Many More Years" (1951), created a sound that would later influence Elvis Presley and other rock musicians.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1962 Howlin' Wolf Howlin’ Wolf 1
1965 Moanin' in the Moonlight Howlin’ Wolf 2
1967 The Super Super Blues Band Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley 3
1969 The Howlin' Wolf Album Howlin’ Wolf 3
1971 Message to the Young Howlin’ Wolf 2
1971 The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions Howlin’ Wolf 5 11
1974 The Back Door Wolf Howlin’ Wolf 2
1986 Howlin’ Wolf / Moanin’ in the Moonlight Howlin’ Wolf 1
1990 Change My Way Howlin’ Wolf 2
1993 Red Rooster Howlin’ Wolf 1
1996 Bluesmaster Howlin’ Wolf 1
2004 Moanin' at Midnight Howlin’ Wolf 1
2004 Come Back Home Howlin’ Wolf 1
2005 Demon Drivin' Blues Man Howlin’ Wolf 1
2007 The Memphis Sessions Howlin’ Wolf 3
2014 The Complete RPM & Chess Singles As & Bs 1951-62 Howlin’ Wolf 1
Big City Blues Howlin’ Wolf 1
Electric Blues Howlin’ Wolf 1
Evil: Live at Joe's Place Howlin’ Wolf and The Wolf Gang 1
Howlin' at the Sun Howlin’ Wolf 1
London Re-Visited Howlin’ Wolf 1
My Mind Is Ramblin' Howlin’ Wolf 1
Smokestack Lightening Howlin’ Wolf 1
Tail Dragger Howlin’ Wolf 1
The Rockin' Chair Album Howlin’ Wolf 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1962 Howling Wolf Sings the Blues Howlin’ Wolf 2
1966 The Real Folk Blues Howlin’ Wolf 5
1967 More Real Folk Blues Howlin’ Wolf 3 2
1985 The Collection: 20 Blues Greats Howlin’ Wolf 2
1988 The Howlin’ Wolf Gold Collection Howlin’ Wolf 1
1988 25 Blues Classics of Howlin' Wolf Howlin’ Wolf 1
1988 Moanin' & Howlin' Howlin’ Wolf 1
1989 Cadillac Daddy - Memphis Recordings 1952 Howlin’ Wolf 1
1989 Portrait in Blues Howlin’ Wolf 1
1990 Back Door Man Howlin’ Wolf 1
1990 Howlin’ Wolf (Blues Collection) Howlin’ Wolf 1
1991 Howling Wolf Rides Again Howlin’ Wolf 1
1991 I'm the Wolf Howlin’ Wolf 1
1991 The Chess Box Howlin’ Wolf 1
1992 Volume 2, Moanin' for My Baby Howlin’ Wolf 1
1992 Who Will Be Next? Howlin’ Wolf 2
1992 Killing Floor Howlin’ Wolf 1
1992 The Howlin' Wolf Gold Collection (2CD) Howlin’ Wolf 1
1992 The Power of the Voice Howlin’ Wolf 2
1992 Volume 1, Smokestack Lightnin' Howlin’ Wolf 1
1993 Volume 3, The Wolf Is at Your Door Howlin’ Wolf 1
1993 Volume 4, Going Down Slow Howlin’ Wolf 1
1993 The Complete Recordings 1951–1969 Howlin’ Wolf 1
1993 28 Great Blues Ballads Howlin’ Wolf 1
1993 Charly Blues Masterworks, Volume 5: The Wolf Is at Your Door Howlin’ Wolf 1

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