HOWLIN' WOLF DISCOGRAPHY

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REGULAR RELEASES (chronological)

THE CHESS YEARS:

MOANIN' IN THE MOONLIGHT (Chess 1434) released 1959 (see Liner notes for this album)
Moanin' at Midnight / How Many More Years / Smokestack Lightnin' / Baby, How Long / No Place To Go / All Night Boogie / Evil / I'm Leaving You / Moanin' For My Baby / I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline) / Forty-Four / Somebody in My Home

HOWLIN' WOLF ('the Rocking Chair LP') (Chess 1469) released January 11 1962
Shake For Me / The Red Rooster / You'll Be Mine / Who's Been Talkin' / Wang Dang Doodle / Little Baby / Spoonful / Going Down Slow / Down In The Bottom / Back Door Man / Howlin' For My Baby / Tell Me

THE REAL FOLK BLUES (Chess 1502) released January 1966
Killing Floor / Louise / Poor Boy / Sittin' On Top of the World / Nature / My Country Sugar Mama / Tail Dragger / Three Hundred Pounds of Joy / Natchez Burnin' / Built For Comfort / Ooh Baby / Hold Me / Tell Me What I've Done

MORE REAL FOLK BLUES (Chess 1512) released January 27, 1967
Just My Kind / I've Got A Woman / Work for Your Money / I'll Be Around / You Can't Be Beat / You Gonna Wreck My Life / I Love My Baby / Neighbors / I'm the Wolf / Rocking Daddy / Who Will Be Next? / I Have A Little Girl

THE HOWLIN' WOLF ALBUM (Cadet 319) released January 1969
Spoonful / Tail Dragger / Smokestack Lightnin' / Somebody In My Home / Moanin' At Midnight / Built For Comfort / The Red Rooster / Evil / Down In The Bottom / Three Hundred Pounds of Joy / Back Door Man

EVIL (Chess 1540) released October 1969
(re-release of MOANIN' IN THE MOONLIGHT)

MESSAGE TO THE YOUNG (Chess 50002) released March 16, 1971
If I Were A Bird / I Smell A Rat / Miss James / Message to the Young / She's Lookin' Good / Just As Long / Romance Without Finance / Turn Me On

* THE LONDON SESSIONS (Chess 9297) released Summer 1971

* LIVE AND COOKIN' (AT ALICE'S REVISTED) (Chess 9339) released July 1972

THE BACK DOOR WOLF (Chess 9358) released November 19 1973
Moving / Coon on the Moon / Speak Now Woman / Trying To Forget You / Stop Using Me / Leave Here Walking / The Back Door Wolf / You Turn Slick On Me / Watergate Blues / Can't Stay Here

THE LONDON SESSIONS REVISITED (Chess 60026) released February 1974


COMPILATIONS:

CHESTER BURNETT a/k/a HOWLIN' WOLF (Chess 60016) released March 1972

CHANGE MY WAYS (Chess 93001) released early 1975


POSTHUMOUS RELEASES:

* AIN'T GONNA BE YOUR DOG/CHESS COLLECTIBLES VOL. 2 (Chess 9349) released March 15 1994

* THE CHESS BOX (Chess 9332)

CHICAGO -- 26 GOLDEN YEARS (Chess 9183)

* CHICAGO BLUES (Tomato 71733)

HIS GREATEST SIDES, VOL. 1(Chess 9107) released 1984

MOANIN' IN THE MOONLIGHT/HOWLIN' WOLF (Chess 5908) CD-pairing of these two LP's

* MUDDT & THE WOLF (Chess 9100) released 1982

HIS BEST (Chess 9375) released 1997


VARIOUS ARTISTS COMPILATIONS: (this excludes the many blues compilations with previously released material):

DEVIL GOT MY WOMAN: BLUES AT NEWPORT, 1966 (Vestapol 13049), 1996

BLUES AT THE COPA

* THE SUPER SUPER BLUES BAND (Chess 9169), 1968

Various Artists- A TRIBUTE TO HOWLIN' WOLF (Telarc Jazz Zone 83427) released 1998
Saddle My Pony / Howlin' For My Darling / Red Rooster, The / Just Like I Treat You / Built For Comfort / Ooh Baby (Hold Me) / Riding In The Moonlight / Back Door Man / Baby How Long / Killing Floor / Howlin' Wolf Boogie / Smokestack Lightnin' / Come To Me Baby
Personnel: Christine Ohlman, Ronnie Hawkins (vocals); Kenny Neal (guitar, slide guitar, harmonica, vocals); Cub Koda (guitar, harmonica, vocals); Collin Linden, Debbie Davies, Hubert Sumlin, Colin James, Lucinda Williams (guitar, vocals); Taj Mahal (harmonica, vocals); James Cotton (harmonica); Eddie Shaw (saxophone, vocals); Henry Gray (piano, vocals); Calvin Jones (bass); Sam Lay (drums, vocals); Tim Taylor (drums); Larry Donohue (percussion).


TAPE TRADING

If you have any live tapes of Wolf shows, contact Wenny Kelly who's looking to trade these


SOME COVER VERSIONS OF WOLF SONGS

SMOKESTACK LIGHTNING
1964 Manfred Mann
1965 Yardbirds
1966 Animals
1973 Grateful Dead
1988 George Thorogood
1994 Soul Coughing 'Down To This' (sampled)
1996 Chris Bulter 'The Devil's Glitch' (name-checked)

I ASKED FOR WATER
1991 Lucinda Williams

BACK DOOR MAN
1967 The Doors

LITTLE RED ROOSTER
1965 The Rolling Stones

LITTLE BABY
1995 The Rolling Stones

KILLING FLOOR
1968 Jimi Hendrix

I AIN'T SUPERSTITIOUS
1968 Jeff Beck


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