Howlin' Wolf Bluesmaster

Bluesmaster
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CD Details

  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1996
  • Label: MCA Special Products

Tracks:

  • 1.I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
  • 2.How Many More Years
  • 3.Who Will Be Next?
  • 4.Change My Way
  • 5.Moanin' At Midnight
  • 6.Evil (Is Going On)
  • 7.My Mind Is Ramblin'
  • 8.Highway 49
  • 9.Poor Boy
  • 10.Worried About My Baby

Product Description:

Personnel includes: Howlin' Wolf, Gene Bauge, Hubert Sumlin, Phil Upchurch.
Producers: Leonard Chess, Phil Chess, Willie Dixon, Marshall Chess, Norman Dayron.
Compilation producer: Carl Michelakos.
Personnel: Howlin' Wolf (vocals, guitar).
Howlin' Wolf was certainly a master of the blues, and MCA Special Products' Bluesmaster, thankfully, does offer some evidence proving why that's an acknowledged fact, not simply a matter of opinion. Granted, a ten-track budget-line collection could hardly be called definitive, but this collection is nevertheless a good sampler, largely because it relies on classic Chess material. Many great songs are missing, but a handful are here ("I Asked for Water," "How Many More Years," "Change My Way," "Moanin' at Midnight," "Evil"), along with several lesser-known but very good songs ("Who Will Be Next?," "My Mind is Ramblin'," "Highway 49," "Poor Boy," "Worried About My Baby"). It's certainly not a definitive collection, but it's a strong, varied sampling of Howlin' Wolf in his prime, which may make it of interest to curious listeners on a budget. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 92,963
  • UPC: 076742093921
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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