Tracklist

CD 1: The Rough Guide to Blues Legends: Howlin' Wolf
# Title Rating Length
1 Smokestack Lightning
4 3:08
2 Moanin’ at Midnight
2:58
3 I Asked for Water and She Gave Me Gasoline
2:53
4 Spoonful
5 2:47
5 How Many More Years
2:43
6 Evil (Is Going on)
2:55
7 Back Door Man
5 2:52
8 My Baby Walked Off
3:01
9 Riding in the Moonlight
3:06
10 You Gonna Wreck My Life
2:37
11 Don’t Mess With My Baby
2:42
12 The Wolf Is at Your Door
3:01
13 My Troubles and Me
3:17
14 Baby How Long
2:55
15 Crying at Daybreak
3:54
16 Worried All the Time
3:10
17 Rockin’ Daddy
3:03
18 No Place to Go
2:54
19 Well That’s All Right
2:58
20 Forty Four
2:52
21 Saddle My Pony
2:32
CD 2: Wolf's Inspiration
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 It’s Nobody’s Fault but Mine
Blind Willie Johnson 3:11
2 I Wish You Would
Billy Boy Arnold 2:42
3 Travelling Riverside
Robert Johnson 4 2:46
4 I’m Ready
Muddy Waters 3:02
5 P Vine Blues
Big Joe Williams 3:11
6 Black Angel Blues
Robert Nighthawk 3:04
7 29 Ways
Willie Dixon 2:10
8 Little Low Woman Blues
Sonny Boy Williamson 2:49
9 Let’s Roll
J.B. Lenoir 2:56
10 Rollin’ & Tumblin’, Part 1
Baby Face Leroy 2:52
11 Rollin’ & Tumblin’, Part 2
Baby Face Leroy 3:16
12 I Just Keep Lovin’ Her
Little Walter 2:56
13 Knocking at Your Door
Elmore James 2:37

Credits

CD 1: The Rough Guide to Blues Legends: Howlin' Wolf

recorded in:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (1951) (track 5)
Memphis, Tennessee, United States (1951-08) (track 2)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1954-05-25) (track 6)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1954-10) (track 20)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1956-01) (track 1)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1960-06) (tracks 4, 7)
drums (drum set):
Willie Steele (1951) (track 5)
Willie Steele (1951-08) (track 2)
Willie Steele (1952-04-17) (tracks 19, 21)
Earl Phillips (1954-04-18) (track 17)
Earl Phillips (1954-05-25) (tracks 6, 14)
Earl Phillips (1954-10) (track 20)
Earl Phillips (1955-03) (track 11)
Earl Phillips (1956-01) (track 1)
Fred Below (1960-06) (tracks 4, 7)
guitar:
Willie Johnson (Member of The Famous Flames) (1951) (track 5)
Willie Johnson (Blues guitarist) (1951-08) (track 2)
Willie Johnson (Blues guitarist) (1952-04-17) (tracks 19, 21)
Lee Cooper (Blues guitarist) (1954-04-18) (track 17)
Hubert Sumlin (1954-04-18) (track 17)
Hubert Sumlin (1954-05-25) (tracks 6, 14)
Jody Williams (1954-05-25) (tracks 6, 14)
Hubert Sumlin (1954-10) (track 20)
Jody Williams (1954-10) (track 20)
Hubert Sumlin (1955-03) (track 11)
Jody Williams (1955-03) (track 11)
Willie Johnson (Member of The Famous Flames) (1956-01) (track 1)
Hubert Sumlin (1956-01) (track 1)
Hubert Sumlin (1960-06) (tracks 4, 7)
harmonica:
Chester Arthur Burnett (1951) (track 5)
Howlin’ Wolf (1951-08) (track 2)
Howlin’ Wolf (1952-04-17) (tracks 19, 21)
Howlin’ Wolf (1954-04-18) (track 17)
Howlin’ Wolf (1954-05-25) (tracks 6, 14)
Howlin’ Wolf (1954-10) (track 20)
Howlin’ Wolf (1955-03) (track 11)
Howlin’ Wolf (1956-01) (track 1)
Howlin’ Wolf (1960-06) (track 7)
bass:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1952-04-17) (tracks 19, 21)
double bass:
Willie Dixon (1954-04-18) (track 17)
Willie Dixon (1954-05-25) (tracks 6, 14)
Willie Dixon (1954-10) (track 20)
Willie Dixon (1955-03) (track 11)
Willie Dixon (1956-01) (track 1)
Willie Dixon (1960-06) (tracks 4, 7)
piano:
Ike Turner (1951) (track 5)
Otis Spann (1954-04-18) (track 17)
Otis Spann (1954-05-25) (tracks 6, 14)
Otis Spann (1954-10) (track 20)
Henry Gray (1955-03) (track 11)
Hosea Lee Kennard (1956-01) (track 1)
Otis Spann (1960-06) (tracks 4, 7)
composer:
Willie Dixon (tracks 6–7)
Willie Dixon (– 1960) (track 4)
lead vocals:
Chester Arthur Burnett (1951) (track 5)
Howlin’ Wolf (1952-04-17) (tracks 19, 21)
Howlin’ Wolf (1954-04-18) (track 17)
Howlin’ Wolf (1954-05-25) (tracks 6, 14)
Howlin’ Wolf (1954-10) (track 20)
Howlin’ Wolf (1955-03) (track 11)
Howlin’ Wolf (1956-01) (track 1)
Howlin’ Wolf (1960-06) (tracks 4, 7)
lyricist:
Willie Dixon (tracks 4, 6–7)
vocals:
Howlin’ Wolf (1951-08) (track 2)
Howlin’ Wolf (1954-05-25) (track 6)
writer:
Willie Dixon (track 6)
Chester Arthur Burnett (tracks 2, 7, 11, 14, 17–20, 20–21)
Chester Arthur Burnett (1951) (track 5)
publisher:
Arc Music (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (tracks 1, 7)
Jewel Music Publishing Co. Ltd. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) (track 4)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 219) (track 4)
cover recording of:
Evil (1954-05-25) (track 6)
Forty-Four (1954-10) (track 20)
later translated versions:
Gold & Silber (Rockin' Daddy cover) (track 17)
later versions:
recording of:
Forty-Four (track 20)
No Place to Go (track 18)
How Many More Years (1951) (track 5)
Moanin' at Midnight (1951-08) (track 2)
(Well) That's All Right (1952-04-17) (track 19)
Saddle My Pony (1952-04-17) (track 21)
Rockin' Daddy (1954-04-18) (track 17)
Baby How Long (1954-05-25) (track 14)
Don't Mess With My Baby (1955-03) (track 11)
Smokestack Lightning (1956-01) (track 1)
Back Door Man (1960-06) (track 7)
Spoonful (1960-06) (track 4)

CD 2: Wolf's Inspiration

recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1939-07-21) (track 8)
guitar:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (1937-06-20) (track 3)
Big Bill Broonzy (William Lee Conley Broonzy Bradley) (1939-07-21) (track 8)
harmonica:
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson, 1914–1948) (1939-07-21) (track 8)
piano:
Walter Davis (American blues singer and pianist) (1939-07-21) (track 8)
composer:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 3)
executive producer:
Art Satherly (track 3)
lead vocals:
Sonny Boy Williamson (John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson, 1914–1948) (1939-07-21) (track 8)
lyricist:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (track 3)
producer:
Don Law (track 3)
recording engineer:
Vincent Liebler (track 3)
vocals:
Robert Johnson (1930s blues legend) (1937-06-20) (track 3)
phonographic copyright by:
Soul Jam Records (2015) (track 3)
recorded at:
later versions:
Travelling Riverside Blues (Led Zeppelin version) (track 3)
recording of:
Traveling Riverside Blues (1937-06-20) (track 3)

Release Group

part of:Music Rough Guides (World Music Network) (number: 1278)