Howlin' Wolf (Chester Burnett) will always be known as one of the founding fathers of modern day blues. His legendary style of playing guitar, his unique vocal and stage prowess and, of course, his stellar list of classic Chicago-style blues tunes have all gone on to influence generations upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.
With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi native began his career cutting early sides for Sun before landing in Chicago in the early fifties, where he began a long climb to the top of the blues world on the Chess label.
In 1962 he released his stellar self-titled masterpiece, Howlin' Wolf. Featuring an all-star band with the legendary Jimmy Rogers and Buddy Guy on guitar, the masterful Otis Spann on piano, and Willie Dixon on bass, Howlin' Wolf, AKA The Rockin' Chair Album, would go on to become one of the most revered albums in modern-day Chicago blues history.
Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits, "Shake for Me," The Wolf continues to rock the listener through a treasure trove of 11 more blues standards which made this one of the most important blues LPs of all time.
The album features classic gems like "Spoonful," "Back Door Man," "Wang Dang Doodle" and "The Red Rooster." All of these blues rockers became a blueprint for a ton of rock and blues giants, like Cream, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.
Friday Music proudly announces the first installment in The Howlin' Wolf/Friday Music 180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his legendary masterpiece, Howlin' Wolf.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry) for the first time on audiophile vinyl from the Chess monophonic tapes, Howlin' Wolf will become one of the most important and historical 180-gram audiophile vinyl titles to be released in quite some time.
To further celebrate this first-time authorized audiophile vinyl LP, Friday Music has enhanced this limited edition masterwork with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements, as well as rare inside gatefold photos of the man who helped fuse blues and rock music for millions of music lovers across the globe.
Howlin' Wolf...Howlin' Wolf...Impeccable monophonic sound from the authorized Chess Records tapes.
- Limited Edition
- 180g Audiophile Vinyl
- Mastered Impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios
- Mastered from Authorized Chess Records Mono Tapes
- Gatefold Jacket
- Shake For Me
- The Red Rooster
- You'll Be Mine
- Who's Been Talkin'
- Wang Dang Doodle
- Little Baby
- Going Down Slow
- Down In the Bottom
- Back Door Man
- Howlin' For My Baby
- Tell Me