Howlin’ Wolf

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Legal name: Chester Arthur Burnett (Howlin’ Wolf)

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Chester Arthur Burnett (June 10, 1910 – January 10, 1976), known as Howlin' Wolf, was an influential American blues singer, guitarist and harmonica player. 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 their list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time".

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Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
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 7
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
1993 The Blues Collection 7: London Sessions Howlin’ Wolf 3
1996 Bluesmaster Howlin’ Wolf 1
2004 Moanin' at Midnight Howlin’ Wolf 1
2005 Demon Drivin' Blues Man Howlin’ Wolf 1
2007 The Memphis Sessions Howlin’ Wolf 3
Big City Blues Howlin’ Wolf 1
Come Back Home 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 Rating Releases
1962 Howling Wolf Sings the Blues Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 2
1966 The Real Folk Blues Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 5
1967 More Real Folk Blues Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 3 2
1985 The Collection: 20 Blues Greats Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 2
1988 25 Blues Classics of Howlin' Wolf Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 1
1988 Moanin' & Howlin' Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 1
1989 Cadillac Daddy - Memphis Recordings 1952 Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 1
1989 Portrait in Blues Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 1
1990 Back Door Man Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 1
1991 Howling Wolf Rides Again Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 1
1991 I'm the Wolf Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 1
1991 The Chess Box Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 1
1992 Volume 2, Moanin' for My Baby Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 1
1992 Who Will Be Next? Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 2
1992 Killing Floor Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 1
1992 The Howlin' Wolf Gold Collection (2CD) Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 1
1992 The Power of the Voice Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 2
1992 Volume 1, Smokestack Lightnin' Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 1
1993 Volume 3, The Wolf Is at Your Door Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 1
1993 Volume 4, Going Down Slow Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 1
1993 The Complete Recordings 1951–1969 Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 1
1993 28 Great Blues Ballads Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 1
1993 Charly Blues Masterworks, Volume 5: The Wolf Is at Your Door Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 1
1993 Collection Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 1
1994 Ain't Gonna Be Your Dog: Chess Collectibles, Volume 2 Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 2
1994 Charly R&B Masters: Spoonful Compilation Howlin’ Wolf 1

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