Smokestack Lightnin’… The Best Of Howlin’ Wolf (2cd set)

Artist: Howlin' Wolf
Format: 2CD
Bar-code: 5060143496141
Cat No: NOT2CD614


The years following World War II were formative ones for America, black America in particular and the music they played and listened to. Black Americans moved to where the jobs were and when they weren’t working they needed to be entertained. So it was that a circuit of venues grew up offering live music aimed at the working man and woman. Chester Burnett, aka Howlin’ Wolf, was one notable figure attracted by this musical magnet. The songs on this set, dating from
1951 to 1958, sum up the first half of Wolf’s recording career with Chess, a period when he sung mostly self-penned compositions.

Categories: , , ,

CD 1

1. Smokestack Lightnin’
2. Moanin’ At Midnight
3. How Many More Years
4. Baby, How Long
5. I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
6. Who Will Be Next?
7. Crying At Daylight
8. Forty Four
9. Riding In The Moonlight
10. Saddle My Pony (Gonna Find My Baby Out In The World)
11. Evil (Is Going On)
12. Oh Red!
13. The Wolf Is At Your Door (Howlin’ For My Baby)
14. My Last Affair
15. I Love My Baby
16. Just Like I Treat You
17. Natchez Burnin’
18. Twisting And Turning (Feat: Joe Hill Louis)
19. Rocking Daddy
20. All Night Boogie (All Night Long)

CD 2

1. Spoonful
2. I Ain’t Superstitious
3. My Life
4. Somebody In My Home
5. Poor Boy
6. Sitting On Top Of The World
7. I’m Leavin You
8. So Glad
9. Gettin’ Old And Grey
10. No Place To Go
11. Worried All The Time
12. I’ll Be Around
13. I Have A Little Girl
14. Keep What You Got
15. Do The Do
16. Mama’s Baby
17. Don’t Mess With Me Baby
18. You’ll Be Mine
19. Shake For Me
20. Going Back Home