Howlin' WolfThe Howlin' Wolf Album

Label:Cadet Concept – LPS-319
Vinyl, LP, Album
Genre:Rock, Blues
Style:Electric Blues, Psychedelic Rock


A2Tail Dragger4:20
A3Smokestack Lightning5:54
A4Moanin' At Midnight3:13
A5Built For Comfort5:07
B1The Red Rooster3:48
B3Down In The Bottom2:43
B4Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy2:34
B5Back Door Man6:17

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Title on Cover: This Is Howlin' Wolf's New Album. He Doesn't Like It. He Didn't Like His Electric Guitar At First Either.

Recorded November 1968 at Ter Mar Studios – Chicago. Cadet Concept Records, Chicago, Ill., 60616. Can be played on mono or stereo equipment.

Mfg. By Chess Producing Corp. Chicago, IL 60616

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Label): W4RS-6498 #17472
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Label): W4RS-6499 #17473
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout Etching): A1 SIDE-1 W4RS-6498-1B LPS-319 17472 f R
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout Etching): W4RS-6499-1B A2B LPS 319 SIDE 2 174473 f R

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The Howlin' Wolf Album (LP, Album)ChessCHLS 259Australia1969
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This Is Howlin' Wolf's New Album (LP, Album)Chess69 507France1969
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The Howlin' Wolf Album (LP, Album, Stereo)ChessCRLS.4543UK1969
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The Howlin' Wolf Album (LP, Album, Test Pressing)ChessCRLS 4543UK1969
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The Howlin' Wolf Album (LP, Album, Promo)Cadet Concept, Cadet ConceptLPS-319, LPS-319 DJUS1969


  • BOBBRADLEY's avatar
    Super funky nasty renditions of classic wolf tunes, evil is a standout killer .
    • notsavedjr's avatar
      Edited 4 years ago
      Can ya blame a guy who writes and plays amazing music with top notch players like Hubert Sumlin for 'not liking' this record?...probably not...the 'updating' of his tunes into 60's psych-rock with half-assed musicianship doesn't really do the Wolf much justice...whereas his OG records sound timeless and fresh, this LP sounds a bit dated and more like a 2nd rate CREAM than the true innovator...

      The LONDON SESSIONS is a much better record for those needing to hear The Wolf in anything other than his orginal and most terrifying state...or you could just go get the 'Rocking Chair' LP or 'Moaning at Midnight' and hear Chester Burnett and Co in all their glory...
      • triethylene-glycol's avatar
        When I was a teenager and more of a "blues purist" I hated this album. Then one day many years later I heard it again not knowing who it was at first, and realized it was actually quite good. The versions of "Smokestack Lightning" and "Moanin At Midnight" are hypnotic. (Soundgarden later used this Pete Cosey arrangement of "Smokestack Lightning" on their 1st LP, though they didn't do it justice.)
        • viennagroove's avatar
          have also a version of this album with red letters and frame on the cover, the label is the yellow/pink with blue/black logo and a thinner vinyl



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