SOU-134352

HOWLIN' WOLF MOANIN' IN THE MOONLIGHT + 15 BONUS TRACKS

8,26 €

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5 STARS ALL MUSIC GUIDE
“The last word in electric Chicago blues, Wolf was possessed of fine guitar and harp skills, a voice that could separate skin from bone, and a sheer magnetism and charisma that knew (and has known) no equal.” – Cub Koda

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. Wolf was perhaps the first artist to figure out how to make thoroughly modern experimental music by emphasizing the authentic, most primitive elements of ancestral music; how to reconnect with the original creativity of the human soul. This quintessential collector’s edition contains Howlin’ Wolf’s outstanding debut album for Chess Records, Moanin’ in the Moonlight (1959) – 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.

PERSONNEL:

HOWLIN' WOLF,
  vocals and harmonica
WILLIE JOHNSON, HUBERT SUMLIN, LEE COOPER, guitar
WILLIE DIXON, ALFRED ELKINS, bass
OTIS SPANN, HENRY GREY, piano
EARL PHILLIPS, FRED BELOW, WILLIE STEELE, drums
CHARLES TAYLOR, saxophone, among others.

Recorded in Chicago and Memphis, between 1951 and 1960.

INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET, RARE PHOTOS,
VINTAGE MEMORABILIA, DETAILED LINER NOTES


TRACKS:

MOANIN’ IN THE MOONLIGHT
01 MOANIN’ AT MIDNIGHT 2:59
02 HOW MANY MORE YEARS 2:43
03 SMOKESTACK LIGHTNIN’ 3:09
04 BABY, HOW LONG 2:55
05 NO PLACE TO GO (YOU GONNA BREAK MY LIFE) 2:56
06 ALL NIGHT BOOGIE 2:15
07 EVIL (IS GOIN’ ON) 2:56
08 I’M LEAVIN’ YOU 3:00
09 MOANIN’ FOR MY BABY 2:50
10 I ASKED FOR WATER (SHE GAVE ME GASOLINE) 2:52
11 FORTY-FOUR 2:49
12 SOMEBODY IN MY HOME 2:27

BONUS TRACKS:
13 WANG-DANG-DOODLE 2:25
14 SPOONFUL 2:46
15 HOWLIN’ FOR MY DARLING 2:34
16 MR. AIRPLANE MAN 2:46
17 HOWLIN’ WOLF BOOGIE 2:40
18 MR. HIGHWAY MAN 2:49
19 OH RED 2:38
20 ROCKIN’ DADDY 3:04
21 SO GLAD 2:10
22 NATURE 2:48
23 WHO WILL BE NEXT 2:35
24 GOING BACK HOME 2:42
25 I’LL BE AROUND 3:14
26 SITTIN’ ON TOP OF THE WORLD 2:34
27 COME TO ME BABY 2:26

TOTAL TIME: 74:02

Reference: SOU-134352
Label: SOUL JAM
Label code: 600801
Format: CD
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 8436028698479