Howlin' Wolf ‎– His Best

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Universal ‎– 329 375-2, Chess ‎– MCD 09375
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1 Moanin' At The Moon
Drums – Willie SteeleGuitar – Willie Johnson (4)
2:57
2 How Many More Years
Drums – Willie SteeleGuitar – Willie Johnson (4)
2:43
3 Evil
Bass – Willie DixonDrums – Earl PhillipsGuitar – Hubert Sumlin, Jody WilliamsPiano – Otis Spann
2:56
4 Forty-Four
Bass – Willie DixonDrums – Earl PhillipsGuitar – Hubert Sumlin, Jody WilliamsPiano – Otis Spann
2:50
5 Smokestack Lightnin'
Bass – Willie DixonDrums – Earl PhillipsGuitar – Hubert Sumlin, Willie Johnson (4)Piano – Horsea Lee Kennard
3:09
6 I Asked For Water
Bass – Willie DixonDrums – Earl PhillipsGuitar – Hubert Sumlin, Otis "Smokey" SmothersPiano – Horsea Lee Kennard
2:53
7 Who's Been Talkin'
Bass – Alfred ElkinsDrums – Earl PhillipsGuitar – Otis "Smokey" Smothers, Willie Johnson (4)Piano – Horsea Lee KennardTenor Saxophone – Adolph "Billy" Duncan
2:24
8 Sitting On Top Of The World
Bass – Alfred ElkinsDrums – Earl PhillipsGuitar – Hubert SumlinPiano – Horsea Lee Kennard
2:35
9 Howlin' For My Darling
Drums – S.P. LearyGuitar – Abe Smothers, Hubert SumlinPiano – Horsea Lee KennardTenor Saxophone – Abb Locke
2:34
10 Wang Dang Doodle
Bass – Willie DixonDrums – Fred BelowGuitar – Hubert SumlinPiano – Otis Spann
2:25
11 Back Door Man
Bass – Willie DixonDrums – Fred BelowGuitar – Hubert SumlinPiano – Otis Spann
2:51
12 Spoonful
Bass – Willie DixonDrums – Fred BelowGuitar – Hubert SumlinPiano – Otis Spann
2:46
13 Shake For Me
Bass – Willie DixonDrums – Sam LayGuitar – Howlin' Wolf, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy RogersPiano – Johnny Jones*
2:18
14 The Red Rooster
Bass – Willie DixonDrums – Sam LayGuitar – Howlin' Wolf, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy RogersPiano – Johnny Jones*
2:30
15 I Ain't Superstitious
Bass – Willie DixonDrums – Sam LayGuitar – Howlin' Wolf, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy RogersPiano – Henry Gray
2:56
16 Goin' Down Slow
Bass – Willie DixonDrums – Sam LayGuitar – Howlin' Wolf, Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy RogersPiano – Henry Gray
4:04
17 Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy
Baritone Saxophone – Donald HankinsBass – Buddy GuyDrums – Sam LayGuitar – Hubert SumlinPiano – Lafayette LeakeTenor Saxophone – J.T. Brown
3:08
18 Hidden Charms
Baritone Saxophone – Donald HankinsBass – Buddy GuyDrums – Sam LayGuitar – Hubert SumlinPiano – Lafayette LeakeTenor Saxophone – J.T. Brown
2:24
19 Built For Comfort
Baritone Saxophone – Donald HankinsBass – Buddy GuyDrums – Sam LayGuitar – Hubert SumlinPiano – Lafayette LeakeTenor Saxophone – J.T. Brown
2:40
20 Killing Floor
Baritone Saxophone – Donald HankinsBass – Andrew McMahon (2)Drums – Sam LayGuitar – Buddy Guy, Hubert SumlinPiano – Lafayette LeakeTenor Saxophone – Arnold Rogers
2:50

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Tracks 1 and 2 were recorded in Memphis, Tennessee
Tracks 3 - 20 were recorded in Chicago, Illinois

1 - Recorded either May 14 or August, 1951
2 - Recorded either May 14 or August, 1951
3 - Recorded May 25, 1954
4 - Recorded October, 1954
5 - Recorded January, 1956
6 - Recorded July 19, 1956
7 - Recorded June 24, 1957
8 - Recorded December, 1957
9 - Recorded July, 1959
10 - Recorded June, 1960
11 - Recorded June, 1960
12 - Recorded June, 1960
13 - Recorded June, 1961
14 - Recorded June, 1961
15 - Recorded December, 1961
16 - Recorded December, 1961
17 - Recorded August 14, 1963
18 - Recorded August 14, 1963
19 - Recorded August 14, 1963
20 - Recorded August, 1964

Issued in 3-panel digipak format + booklet.

Printed on front cover:
"32 bit digitally
Re-mastered"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 76732 93752 5
  • Barcode (Scanned): 076732937525
  • Label Code: LC01056
  • Other (Distribution Code (France)): UN 711

Other Versions (4 of 4) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CHD-9375 Howlin' Wolf His Best(CD, Comp, RM) Chess CHD-9375 US 1997 Sell This Version
1125532 Howlin' Wolf His Best(CD, Comp, RM) Chess, Universal 1125532 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
none Howlin' Wolf His Best(CD, Comp, RM, Unofficial) Chess (2) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
10436 Howlin' Wolf His Best(CD, Comp, RM) Chess, Folio, Universal Records 10436 Spain 1997 Sell This Version

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