Howlin' Wolf The Back Door Wolf

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  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: MCA Special Products

Entertainment Reviews:

Down Beat - 4/96, p.55
5 Stars - Excellent - "...classic....the 62-year-old blues man employs his deep, raw vocals and urgent harmonica much as he had in the past, throttling songs...till they throbbed with menace..."
Living Blues - 3-4/96, p.79
"...these neglected cuts sound wonderfully fresh and infinitely better than so many blues recordings that have come since--and better, in retrospect, than most all of the blues being recorded at the time (1973). Wolf's vocal powers were undiminished and his harp skills still strong..."

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Personnel: Howlin' Wolf (vocals, harmonica); Hubert Sumlin, Willie Harris (guitar); Eddie Shaw (tenor saxophone); Detroit Jr. (piano, harpsichord); James Green, Andrew McMahon (bass); S.P. Leary (drums).
Recorded at Chess Studios, Chicago, Illinois in August 1973. Originally releases on Chess (50045). Includes liner notes by Mark Humphrey.
Personnel: Howlin' Wolf (vocals, guitar, harmonica); Howlin' Wolf; James Green, Andrew McMahon (bass guitar); Hubert Sumlin, Willie Harris (guitar); Eddie Shaw (tenor saxophone); Detroit Junior (piano, harpsichord); S.P. Leary (drums).
Liner Note Author: Mark A. Humphrey.
Recording information: Chess Studios, Chicago, IL (08/1973).
This, Wolf's last hurrah, is his final studio album. Cut with his regular working band, the Wolf Gang, everything here works well, despite Detroit Junior's annoying use of harpsichord on several tracks. Highlights include Eddie Shaw's "Coon on the Moon," Wolf's own "Moving" and "Stop Using Me," and both takes of "Speak Now Woman." Not the place to start a Wolf collection by any means, but a great place to end up. ~ Cub Koda

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RE: Wolfs last Music Lover: from Southern Utah -- April, 2, 2007

This was Howlin' Wolfs last recording. A prime-evil force in the blues, as well as rock.
There are some great tracks on this cd, but unfortunately, someone decided to record a couple of tunes, with an electric harpsichord!
The liner notes even try to justify it, but its way out of place here, amongst the swamplands of mississippi.
Essential listening, is either The Howlin' Wolf Chess Box Set, or the 2 for 1 albums on 1 cd, on chess.
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  • Sales Rank: 20,975
  • UPC: 076732935828
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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