Howlin' Wolf

Howlin' Wolf

Real Name:
Chester Arthur Burnett
Profile:
Blues singer, guitarist, harmonica player. A key figure in bridging the early Delta Blues with the more modern Electric Blues. His tutelage on the Mississippi Delta included guitar and showmanship from Charley Patton and harmonica teachings from Sonny Boy Williamson (2). By the end of the 1930's he was a fixture on the Southern Club scene. He was inducted into the U.S. Army on April 9, 1941 and discharged on November 3, 1943. He then moved near West Memphis, Arkansas. In 1948 he formed a band which included guitarists Willie Johnson (4) & Matt "Guitar" Murphy, harmonica player Little Junior Parker, and drummer Willie Steele (2). In 1951, Sam Phillips (2) recorded several songs by Howlin' Wolf at his Memphis Recording Service, and he became a local celebrity. After Leonard Chess secured his contract, The Wolf relocated to Chicago in 1952. It was in Chicago that his legendary status was secured. Playing with prominent blues musicians such as Willie Dixon, Jimmy Rogers and his longtime guitarist Hubert Sumlin, his everchanging lineups remained stellar thanks in part to Burnetts' admirable policies of paying his musicians well and on time, even including unemployment insurance and Social Security contributions, basically unheard of among his peers. Over the years many of his songs have been interpreted by rock bands, including "Little Red Rooster", "Back Door Man", "Killing Floor", & "Spoonful". Howlin Wolf, with his Memphis and Chicago recordings, his status and influence, surely is one of the vital links between Blues and Rock.

Inducted into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame in 1991 (Early Influence).

Born June 10, 1910 West Point, Mississippi, USA.
Died January 10, 1976 Hines, Illinois, USA.
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Howlin' Wolf Discography

Albums

Howlin' Wolf Moanin' In The Moonlight (Album, Comp) Chess US 1958 Sell This Version
Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf (Album) Chess, Chess US 1962 Sell This Version
Howling Wolf* Howling Wolf Sings The Blues (Album) Crown Records (2) US 1962 Sell This Version
Howlin' Wolf The Real Folk Blues (Album, Comp) Chess US 1965 Sell This Version
Howling Wolf* Big City Blues (Album) Custom Records (2) UK 1966 Sell This Version
Howling Wolf* Original Folk Blues (Album) United (9) US 1967 Sell This Version
Howlin' Wolf More Real Folk Blues (Album) Chess Netherlands 1967 Sell This Version
Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley - The Super Super Blues Band (Album) Checker, Chess US 1967 Sell This Version
Howlin' Wolf Evil (Album, Comp) Chess US 1969 Sell This Version
Howlin' Wolf The Howlin' Wolf Album (Album) Cadet Concept Records Germany 1969 Sell This Version
Howlin' Wolf Going Back Home (Album) Syndicate Chapter UK 1971 Sell This Version
Howlin' Wolf Message To The Young (Album) Chess UK 1971 Sell This Version
Howlin' Wolf The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions (Album, Comp) Chess US 1971 Sell This Version
Howlin' Wolf The Back Door Wolf (Album) Chess US 1973 Sell This Version
Muddy Waters & Howlin' Wolf Muddy Waters & Howlin' Wolf - London Revisited (Album) Chess US 1974 Sell This Version
Howlin' Wolf Change My Way (Comp, Album) Chess US 1975 Sell This Version
Howlin' Wolf Live And Cookin' At Alice's Revisited (Album) Chess US 1972 Sell This Version
Howlin' Wolf All Night Boogie (Album) Stack-O-Hits US 1981 Sell This Version
Muddy Waters & Howlin' Wolf Muddy Waters & Howlin' Wolf - Muddy & The Wolf (Comp) Chess US 1982 Sell This Version
Howlin' Wolf I Am The Wolf (Comp, Album) Stack-O-Hits US 1982 Sell This Version
515026 / 545001 Howlin' Wolf, Shirley Bassey Howlin' Wolf, Shirley Bassey - Howlin' Wolf / All By Myself(LP) Vogue 515026 / 545001 France 1982 Sell This Version
NR 120.000 Howlin' Wolf Live 1975(LP, Album, Ltd) Wolf Records (2) NR 120.000 Austria 1988 Sell This Version
Howlin' Wolf The Power Of The Voice (Album, Comp) Blues Encore Italy 1990 Sell This Version
Howlin' Wolf No Place To Go (Comp, Album) Eurostar Germany 1990 Sell This Version
PEE-20085-1 Howlin' Wolf Moanin' And Howlin'(LP) Peerless PEE-20085-1 Mexico 1990 Sell This Version