Howlin' Wolf ‎– The Wolf Is At Your Door: Memphis Recordings, 1951-1952

WaxTime ‎– 772197
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, 180 Gram


A1 Cadillac Daddy (Mr. Highway Man)
A2 Gettin' Old And Gray
A3 The Wolf Is At Your Door (Howlin' For My Baby)
A4 Howlin' Wolf Boogie
A5 Moanin' At Midnight
A6 How Many More Years
A7 Bluebird Blues
A8 Oh! Red
A9 My Last Affair
B1 All Night Boogie (All Night Long)
B2 I Love My Baby
B3 Come Back Home
B4 Saddle My Pony
B5 Worried All The Time
B6 Color And Kind
B7 My Babe Walked Off
B8 Everybody's In The Mood


This WaxTime Records LP release presents 17 seminal master takes Howlin’ Wolf made in Memphis, Tennessee, between 1951 and 1952, prior to moving to Chicago. Most of these recordings were taped by Sam Phillips at his Memphis Recording Service (now commonly known as Sun Studio), while others were recorded at an unidentified local studio.

The music presented here is a testament to Wolf’s unearthly force. It features iconic singles issued by the Chess label, like “Moanin’ at Midnight” / “How Many More Years”, “Mr. Highway Man” / “Gettin’ Old and Gray”, and “The Wolf Is at Your Door” / “Howlin’ Wolf Boogie”, as well as hard-to-find recordings and underrated blues songs, such as “Color and Kind” and “Everybody’s in the Mood”.

Recorded at Sun Studio, Memphis, Tennessee, 1951-1952.

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