Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Who Will Be Next?
2:34
2 I Have a Little Girl
2:36
3 Come to Me Baby
2:25
4 Don’t Mess With Me Baby
2:38
5 Smokestack Lightnin’
4 3:04
6 You Can’t Be Beat
3:08
7 I Asked for Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
2:52
8 So Glad
2:09
9 Break of Day
2:47
10 The Natchez Burnin’
2:13
11 Goin’ Back Home
2:43
12 Bluebird
2:48
13 My Life
3:03
14 You Ought to Know
3:19
15 Who’s Been Talking
2:24
16 Tell Me
2:57
17 Somebody in My Home
2:27
18 Nature
2:44

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1956-01) (track 5)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1956-07-19) (track 7)
Chicago, Illinois, United States (1957-06-24) (track 15)
drums (drum set):
Willie Steele (1952-04-17) (track 12)
Earl Phillips (1955-03) (tracks 1, 4)
Earl Phillips (1956-01) (tracks 5–6)
Earl Phillips (1956-07-19) (tracks 7, 10)
Earl Phillips (1957-06-24) (tracks 15–17)
guitar:
Willie Johnson (Blues guitarist) (1952-04-17) (track 12)
Hubert Sumlin (1955-03) (tracks 1, 4)
Jody Williams (1955-03) (tracks 1, 4)
Willie Johnson (Member of The Famous Flames) (1956-01) (track 5)
Hubert Sumlin (1956-01) (tracks 5–6)
Jody Williams (1956-01) (track 6)
Willie Johnson (Blues guitarist) (1956-07-19) (track 10)
Willie Johnson (Member of The Famous Flames) (1956-07-19) (track 7)
Otis “Big Smokey” Smothers (1956-07-19) (tracks 7, 10)
Willie Johnson (Member of The Famous Flames) (1957-06-24) (tracks 15–17)
Otis “Big Smokey” Smothers (1957-06-24) (track 17)
Hubert Sumlin (1957-06-24) (tracks 15–16)
harmonica:
Howlin’ Wolf (1952-04-17) (track 12)
Howlin’ Wolf (1955-03) (tracks 1, 4)
Howlin’ Wolf (1956-01) (tracks 5–6)
Howlin’ Wolf (1956-07-19) (tracks 7, 10)
Howlin’ Wolf (1957-06-24) (tracks 15–17)
bass:
[unknown] (Special Purpose Artist - Do not add releases here, if possible.) (1952-04-17) (track 12)
double bass:
Willie Dixon (1955-03) (tracks 1, 4)
Willie Dixon (1956-01) (tracks 5–6)
Willie Dixon (1956-07-19) (track 10)
piano:
Henry Gray (1955-03) (tracks 1, 4)
Henry Gray (1956-01) (track 6)
Hosea Lee Kennard (1956-01) (track 5)
Hosea Lee Kennard (1956-07-19) (tracks 7, 10)
Hosea Lee Kennard (1957-06-24) (tracks 15–17)
tenor saxophone:
Adolph "Billy" Duncan (1957-06-24) (track 17)
composer:
Chester Arthur Burnett (tracks 5, 10, 16)
lead vocals:
Howlin’ Wolf (1952-04-17) (track 12)
Howlin’ Wolf (1955-03) (tracks 1, 4)
Howlin’ Wolf (1956-01) (tracks 5–6)
Howlin’ Wolf (1956-07-19) (tracks 7, 10)
Howlin’ Wolf (1957-06-24) (tracks 15–17)
lyricist:
Chester Arthur Burnett (tracks 5, 10, 16)
vocals:
Howlin’ Wolf (1956-07-19) (track 10)
writer:
John Lee Hooker (track 12)
Chester Arthur Burnett (tracks 1, 4, 6–7, 15, 17)
publisher:
Arc Music (U.S. rock & blues publisher) (track 5)
cover recording of:
Bluebird (1952-04-17) (track 12)
recording of:
My Life (track 13)
Don't Mess With My Baby (1955-03) (track 4)
Who Will Be Next? (1955-03) (track 1)
Smokestack Lightning (1956-01) (track 5)
You Can't Be Beat (1956-01) (track 6)
The Natchez Burnin’ (1956-07-19) (track 10)
Somebody in My Home (1957-06-24) (track 17)
Tell Me (1957-06-24) (track 16)
Who’s Been Talkin’ (1957-06-24) (track 15)

Release Group

part of:Charly Blues Masterworks (number: 30)