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Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf Rides Again (1991)

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Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf Rides Again (1991)

Howlin' Wolf - Howlin' Wolf Rides Again (1991)
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 226 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 130 Mb
Full Scans ~ 94 Mb | 00:53:26 | RAR 5% Recovery
Blues, Chicago Blues | Ace Records #CDCHD 333

While both Bear Family sets deal with a largely unissued wealth of material, this collection is devoted in the main to all the Memphis recordings from 1951 and 1952 that saw the light of day on a number of Los Angeles-based labels owned by the Bihari Brothers, being issued and reissued and reissued again on a plethora of $1.98 budget albums. Featuring recordings done in Sam Phillips' Memphis Recording Service and surreptitious sessions recorded by a young Ike Turner in makeshift studios, these 18 sides are the missing piece of the puzzle in absorbing Wolf's early pre-Chess period. It also helps that this just happens to be some of the nastiest sounding blues ever recorded.

Howlin' Wolf - Live & Cookin' At Alice's Revisited (1972) {1998, Remastered}

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Howlin' Wolf - Live & Cookin' At Alice's Revisited (1972) {1998, Remastered}

Howlin' Wolf - Live & Cookin' At Alice's Revisited (1972) {1998, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 379 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 161 Mb
Full Scans | 01:05:04 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Universal Music #MCD 09339

The 1972 live album Live and Cookin' at Alice's Revisited is a great document of Wolf toward the end, still capable of bringing the heat and rocking the house down to the last brick. Of special note are the wild and wooly takes on "I Had a Dream," "I Didn't Know," and Muddy Waters' "Mean Mistreater." There are mistakes galore out of the band and some P.A. system feedback here and there, both of which only add to the charm of it all. A compact-disc reissue added two stellar bonus cuts. The first one, "Big House," first showed up on a hodge-podge Wolf bootleg album from the '70s. Its non-appearance on the original album is somewhat of a mystery since it's arguably one of the best performances here./quote]

Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley - The Super Super Blues Band (1967) {1992, Reissue}

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Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley - The Super Super Blues Band (1967) {1992, Reissue}

Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley - The Super Super Blues Band (1967) {1992, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 285 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 118 Mb
Full Scans | 00:44:01 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Chess #CHD 9169 / MCA Records #CHD-9169

This is easily a "super super blues bust." Power trios, of course, were hip in the late '60s – even at down-home Chess Studios, where ad hoc "supergroups" were assembled for 1967's Super Blues and its sequel, Super Super Blues Band. (No one ever accused Chess Records of being subtle.) The band on Super Super Blues Band included two-thirds of the original Super Blues headliners – Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley – with Howlin' Wolf replacing Little Walter to round out the trio. Unlike Walter, who was willing to cede the spotlight to Diddley and Waters on Super Blues, Wolf adamantly refuses to back down from his rivals, resulting in a flood of contentious studio banter that turns out to be more entertaining than the otherwise unmemorable music from this stylistic train wreck.

Howlin' Wolf - The Real Folk Blues (1966) {1987, Reissue}

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Howlin' Wolf - The Real Folk Blues (1966) {1987, Reissue}

Howlin' Wolf - The Real Folk Blues (1966) {1987, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u8 + Log ~ 163 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 86 Mb
Scans Included | 00:32:03 | RAR 5% Recovery
Chicago Blues | Chess #CHD-9273

In the mid-'60s, Chess Records released a great series of compilations of '40s and '50s singles by some of its best blues artists, all of them called The Real Folk Blues. The Howlin' Wolf entry is possibly the best of the batch, and one of the best introductions to this mercurial electric bluesman. Opening with the savage "Killing Floor," the album doesn't let up in intensity, and it happily focuses on Wolf's less-anthologized sides, which gives the album a freshness a lot of blues compilations lack. From the sly "Built for Comfort" and "Three Hundred Pounds of Fun" to the apocalyptic "Natchez Burning," every track is pure Chicago blues at its finest. The album's only flaws are its skimpy 32-minute running length and the inexplicable omission of perhaps Wolf's greatest single, the amazing "How Many More Years."

Howlin' Wolf - The Rockin' Chair Album (1962) {1986, Reissue}

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Howlin' Wolf - The Rockin' Chair Album (1962) {1986, Reissue}

Howlin' Wolf - The Rockin' Chair Album (1962) {1986, Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Tracks) + Cue + m3u + Log ~ 354 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 161 Mb
Scans Included | 01:02:13 | RAR 5% Recovery
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues | Chess / Vogue #VG 651 600111

Howlin' Wolf's second album brings together some of the blues great's best singles from the late '50s and early '60s. Also available as a fine two-fer with his debut, Moanin' in the Moonlight, the so-called Rockin' Chair Album represents the cream of Wolf's Chicago blues work. Those tracks afforded classic status are many, including "Spoonful," "The Red Rooster," "Wang Dang Doodle," "Back Door Man," "Shake for Me," and "Who's Been Talking?" Also featuring the fine work of Chess house producer and bassist Willie Dixon and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, Rockin' Chair qualifies as one of pinnacles of early electric blues, and is an essential album for any quality blues collection.

Howlin' Wolf - His Best, Vol. 2 (2000) [Re-Up]

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Howlin' Wolf - His Best, Vol. 2 (2000) [Re-Up]

Howlin' Wolf - His Best, Vol. 2 (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 399 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:57:38
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Universal/Chess | # 112 026-2

Where Chess' two-volume Muddy Waters anthology His Best was divided according to chronological guidelines, the Howlin' Wolf series of the same name follows a different pattern. His Best, Vol. 1 contained all of the Wolf's best-known songs – as if the label never planned a sequel. Consequently, when it came time to assemble Vol. 2, they had two major items ("The Natchez Burning," "Down in the Bottom") that didn't make the first cut, a take of "The Red Rooster" with dialogue, plus a host of songs familiar to Wolf fans, but not casual blues fans. Since Chester Burnett was one of the greatest bluesmen in history, these second-tier songs aren't castoffs – they're forgotten or unappreciated classics. They might not be as monumental as the songs on His Best, Vol. 1, yet they're great songs, making His Best, Vol. 2 an excellent complement to its essential predecessor.

Howlin' Wolf - His Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection (1997) [Re-Up]

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Howlin' Wolf - His Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection (1997) [Re-Up]

Howlin' Wolf - His Best: The Chess 50th Anniversary Collection (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:55:24
Genre: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Universal/Chess | # MCD 09375

Part of the Chess 50th Anniversary Collection series, this digitally remastered set contains 20 of Howlin' Wolf's biggest and best Chess label recordings including "Spoonful", "The Red Rooster", "Killing Floor" and "Smokestack Lightning". Packaging features great new liner notes and graphics.

Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' In The Moonlight (1959) The Definitive Remastered Edition 2012

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Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' In The Moonlight (1959) The Definitive Remastered Edition 2012

Howlin' Wolf - Moanin' In The Moonlight (1959) The Definitive Remastered Edition 2012
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 368 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 180 Mb | Scans included
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Soul Jam | # 600801 | Time: 01:14:02

Digitally re-mastered and expanded edition including 15 bonus tracks. Howlin' Wolf was one of the greatest characters and most electrifying performers in Blues history. He was an imposing presence, blessed with a thunderous voice, enormous physical strength, and a pair of lungs that would not quit. Wolf didn't just startle audiences, he menaced them into submission. In addition to his powerful voice, he was also an accomplished harmonica player. This quintessential collector's edition contains Howlin' Wolf's outstanding debut album for Chess Records, Moanin' in the Moonlight, one of the all-time cornerstones of the genre. We have also included 15 bonus tracks (gathering a variety of those great sides he recorded between 1951 and 1960), making this the definitive edition of Wolf's Blues masterpiece.

Howlin' Wolf - The Real Folk Blues (1966) + More Real Folk Blues (1967) 2 LP on 1 CD, Remastered 2002

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Howlin' Wolf - The Real Folk Blues (1966) + More Real Folk Blues (1967) 2 LP on 1 CD, Remastered 2002

Howlin' Wolf - The Real Folk Blues (1966) + More Real Folk Blues (1967) [2 LP on 1 CD, 2002]
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 299 | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 171 Mb | Scans included
Label: MCA/Chess | # 088 112 820-2 | Time: 01:06:43
Genre: Chicago Blues, Electric Blues

The Real Folk Blues series on Chess wasn't really folk, but titled that way, perhaps to gain the attention of young white listeners who had started to get turned on to the blues during the 1960s folk revival. And the Howlin' Wolf volumes in the series were not particularly more folk-oriented than his other Chess recordings, but more or less arbitrary selections of tracks that he'd done from the mid-'50s to the mid-'60s. It's thus also arbitrary to do a two-fer reissue of his The Real Folk Blues and More Real Folk Blues, combined here onto a single disc. That doesn't mean, though, that this isn't very good and sometimes great electric blues music. The Real Folk Blues, with tracks from 1956 to 1965, is by far the more modern of the pair in arrangements, and has a good share of classics: "Killing Floor," "Sittin' on Top of the World," "Built for Comfort," "Tail Dragger," and "Three Hundred Pounds of Joy".

VA - A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (1998)

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VA - A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (1998)

Various Artists - A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:52:21
Blues, Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll | Label: Telarc | # CD-83427

Howlin' Wolf may be gone, but his spirit lives on, as this 13-track tribute album featuring members of the Wolf's own band attests. Sam Lay, Eddie Shaw, Hubert Sumlin, and the rest are as tight and smooth as they ever were playing behind Howlin' Wolf, and they've got an array of guest stars to do the Wolf proud. Taj Mahal (sounding a good bit like Wolf himself) is here, as are guitar-slinger Debbie Davies and multi-instrumentalist Kenny Neal. Lucinda Williams does a bluesy turn, and there are contributions from Lucky Peterson, James Cotton, and more. The CD features plenty of Wolf favorites, including "Saddle My Pony," "Howlin' for My Darling," "The Red Rooster," "Howlin' Wolf Boogie," and "Smokestack Lightnin'," among others. All in all, it's a fitting tribute to a man whose contribution to the blues is immeasurable.

Howlin' Wolf - The Back Door Wolf (1973) Remastered Reissue 1995 [Re-Up]

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Howlin' Wolf - The Back Door Wolf (1973) Remastered Reissue 1995 [Re-Up]

Howlin' Wolf - The Back Door Wolf (1973) Remastered Reissue 1995
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 247 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 91 Mb | Scans ~ 74 Mb
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: MCA/Chess | # CHD-9358 | Time: 00:39:39

Here it is-probably the greatest swan song in the history of Chicago blues. Wolf's last studio album was every bit as uncompromising, emotional and (occasionally) funny as his first, with tunes like Coon on the Moon (which gleefully predicts black Presidents and astronauts) and Watergate Blues. A classic, with new notes and complete credits.

Howlin' Wolf - The Chess Box (1991) [3CD Box Set]

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Howlin' Wolf - The Chess Box (1991) [3CD Box Set]

Howlin' Wolf - The Chess Box (1991)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Chess, CHD3-9332 | ~ 905 or 505 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 107 Mb
Chicago Blues

This three-CD box set currently rates as the best – and most digestible – overview of Howlin' Wolf's career. Disc one starts with the Memphis sides that eventually brought him to the label, including hits like "How Many More Years," but also compiling unissued sides that had previously only been available on vinyl bootlegs of dubious origin and fidelity…

Howlin' Wolf - The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions (1971)

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Howlin' Wolf - The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions (1971)

Howlin' Wolf - The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions (1971)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1984 | Chess/Vogue, 600051 | ~ 235 or 95 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 10 Mb
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Blues-Rock

The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions is an album by blues musician Howlin' Wolf released in 1971 on Chess Records, and on Rolling Stones Records in Britain. It was one of the first super session blues albums, setting a blues master among famous musicians from the second generation of rock and roll, in this case Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman…

Howlin' Wolf - The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions (1971) [Japanese Edition 2006] Re-Up

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Howlin' Wolf - The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions (1971) [Japanese Edition 2006] Re-Up

Howlin' Wolf - The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions (1971) Japanese Edition 2006
featuring Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Bill Wyman & Charlie Watts

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 320 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans ~ 59 Mb
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues, Blues-Rock | Label: Universal | # UICY-3475 | 00:56:30

The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions is an album by blues musician Howlin' Wolf, released in the summer of 1971 on Chess Records. It was one of the first of the super session blues albums, setting a blues master among famous musicians from the second generation of rock and roll, in this case Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman. It peaked at #79 on the Billboard 200.

Howlin' Wolf - Evil (2009) 2CD Set [Re-Up]

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Howlin' Wolf - Evil (2009) 2CD Set [Re-Up]

Howlin' Wolf - Evil (2009) 2CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 524 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 213 Mb | Scans ~ 40 Mb
Chicago Blues, Electric Blues | Label: Not Now Music | # NOT2CD300 | Time: 01:33:03

A comprehensive collection of Wolf's early years. The songs on this set dating from 1951-1958, sum up the first half of Wolf's recording career with Chess Records, a period when he sung mostly self-penned compositions. The lead track 'Smokestack Lightnin'' is probably the most covered, being recorded by the Animals and Yardbirds among others. All tracks have been digitally remastered for optimum sound quality.