Howlin' Wolf

Real Name:
Chester Arthur Burnett
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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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LP 1434 Moanin' In The Moonlight — Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Moanin' In The Moonlight (Album, Comp) Chess LP 1434 US 1959 Sell This Version
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LP 1469 Howlin' Wolf — Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf (Album) Chess, Chess LP 1469 US 1962 Sell This Version
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CLP 5240 Howling Wolf Sings The Blues — Howlin' Wolf Howling Wolf* Howling Wolf Sings The Blues (Album) Crown Records (2) CLP 5240 US 1962 Sell This Version
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LP 4031, LP-4031 Folk Festival Of The Blues — Howlin' Wolf Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson (2) Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Howlin' Wolf, Sonny Boy Williamson (2) - Folk Festival Of The Blues (Album) Argo (6), Argo (6) LP 4031, LP-4031 US 1963 Sell This Version
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LP-1502 The Real Folk Blues — Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf The Real Folk Blues (Album) Chess LP-1502 US 1965 Sell This Version
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CHLS 1003 More Real Folk Blues — Howlin' Wolf Howling Wolf* More Real Folk Blues (Album) Chess CHLS 1003 New Zealand 1967 Sell This Version
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LP-3010 The Super Super Blues Band — Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley - The Super Super Blues Band (Album) Checker LP-3010 US 1967 Sell This Version
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275017 The Howlin' Wolf Album — Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf The Howlin' Wolf Album (Album) Cadet Concept 275017 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
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CH 50002 Message To The Young — Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Message To The Young (Album) Chess CH 50002 US 1971 Sell This Version
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CH-60008 The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions — Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Featuring Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts Howlin' Wolf Featuring Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Bill Wyman, Charlie Watts - The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions (Album, Comp) Chess CH-60008 US 1971 Sell This Version
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BLPS 19129 Live And Cookin' At Alice's Revisited — Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Live And Cookin' At Alice's Revisited (Album) Chess BLPS 19129 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
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BLPS 19173 The Back Door Wolf — Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf The Back Door Wolf (Album) Chess BLPS 19173 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
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CH 60026 London Revisited — Howlin' Wolf Muddy Waters & Howlin' Wolf Muddy Waters & Howlin' Wolf - London Revisited (Album) Chess CH 60026 US 1974 Sell This Version
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9033 418 Change My Way — Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Change My Way (Album, Comp) Chess 9033 418 Canada 1975 Sell This Version
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AG9034 All Night Boogie — Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf All Night Boogie (Album) Stack-O-Hits AG9034 US 1981 Sell This Version
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CH-8200 Muddy & The Wolf — Howlin' Wolf Muddy Waters & Howlin' Wolf Muddy Waters & Howlin' Wolf - Muddy & The Wolf (Comp, Album) Chess, Chess CH-8200 US 1982 Sell This Version
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CG 709-07 Live In Europe 1964 — Howlin' Wolf Howling Wolf* Live In Europe 1964 (Album) Sundown (6) CG 709-07 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version
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NR 120.000 Live 1975 — Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Live 1975(LP, Album, Ltd) Wolf Records (2) NR 120.000 Austria 1988 Sell This Version
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NR 18038 For Week Of Aug. 7, 1989 — Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf For Week Of Aug. 7, 1989(LP, Transcription) Pulsebeat Productions NR 18038 US 1989 Sell This Version
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FC 082 CD Live In Cambridge, MA., 1966 — Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Live In Cambridge, MA., 1966 (Album) Fan Club FC 082 CD France 1991 Sell This Version
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CD BM 26 The Super Super Blues Band — Howlin' Wolf Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Bo Diddley, Little Walter, Buddy Guy Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Bo Diddley, Little Walter, Buddy Guy - The Super Super Blues Band (Comp) Charly R&B CD BM 26 UK & Europe 1992 Sell This Version
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CP 6235 Live — Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Live (Album) MasterTone CP 6235 UK 1996 Sell This Version
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PLSCD595 Kings Of The Blues — Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Kings Of The Blues (Album) Castle Pulse PLSCD595 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
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ROC-CD-3312 Killing Floor Live '64 & '73 — Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Killing Floor Live '64 & '73(2xCD, Tri) RockBeat Records ROC-CD-3312 US 2015 Sell This Version
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PRCD 1871 Big City Blues & Howlin' Wolf In Warsaw — Howlin' Wolf Big City Blues (2) & Howlin' Wolf Big City Blues (2) & Howlin' Wolf - Big City Blues & Howlin' Wolf In Warsaw(CD, Album, Mono) Polskie Radio PRCD 1871 Poland 2015 Sell This Version