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  • Howlin' Wolf....recommendations?

    I have the London Howlin' Wolf Sessions on vinyl, but I'd like to get some more material. Are there any albums you would recommend?
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  • #2
    I do not know if this is of interest to you Johnny but the Paul Butterfield blues band had about half of Howling Wolfs band in its make up.

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    • Johnny Vinyl
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      I like the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, but wasn't aware of it. I'll check it out as well. Thanks!

  • #3
    John, he recorded for Chess in his heyday, which isn't necessarily the best vinyl, but the Real Folk Blues is considered important, there is also a later comprehensive set, I think it's called The Chess Set (but probably on MCA) that includes a lot of stuff- a huge compilation. I don't think he's gotten much attention by the audiophile reissue labels, but may be wrong. There is a great video of him leaning against a bar indoors at Newport in the mid-60's, listening to Skip James. While you are poking around at videos, check out Otis Rush, there's one of him doing I Can't Quit you Baby from an auditorium in what looks like the early '60s- all the college kids are wearing suits- he holds the opening note forever. Love that era of blues. If you can reach Bob Koester at the Chicago Jazz Record Mart (he's pretty up there in years) he knew all those guys and could steer you in the right direction. There's a guy in his shop whose name I forget who is also helpful. Not sure what's up with that store though, it may have moved.
    I checked, he just sold the entire inventory to Wolfgang's Vault. But, he still owns Delmark, so even though they were competitors of Chess, he knows this stuff like nobody else- and he's pretty friendly- sort of a legend.

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    • #4
      look up the albums and compilations discography at allmusic.com look for 3 to 5 star ratings
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      • JCOConnell
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        the 1962 self titled album with songs all penned by willie Dixon probably would be a safe bet

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      Thanks guys! I'm going to spend some time on youtube over the next few days and see what I come up with.
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