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The blues has been a wellspring for rivers of pop, rock and R&B and there's nothing quite like returning to the source. In the mid-'60s, Chess Records released a series of legendary "best of" albums for Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Sonny Boy Williamson and Howlin' Wolf. Under each artist's name, The Real Folk Blues was issued in 1966 and a More Real Folk Blues ... Read more in Amazon's Howlin' Wolf Store

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  • Audio CD (April 17, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Geffen Records
  • ASIN: B000O5905M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,133 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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What a powerful voice!!!!!
L. Bachrach
There is absolutely no way to fault the material on this collection of masterpieces but... if you are a blues fan, you will want the box set or even more.
Paul W. Burgess II
Howlin' Wolf remains one of the greatest and most beloved of all urban blues singers, and this recording shows why.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Paul W. Burgess II on April 15, 2008
Format: Audio CD
There is absolutely no way to fault the material on this collection of masterpieces but... if you are a blues fan, you will want the box set or even more. There is just no one like the Wolf. I love a broad range of blues, from the earliest country blues pickers to the West Side soul crew, but not a one of them can stand up to the Wolf. The primal energy in these tracks has never been matched by any other artist and never will be. The band is almost supernatural in how well they play together and read each other, and, as if having the best songs to choose from (many of them written by legendary Willie Dixon) weren't enough, the icing on the cake is one of the most influential, inimitable, nastiest, just indescribably awesome guitar players of all-time HUBERT SUMLIN!!!
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29 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Laszlo Matyas on December 25, 2007
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With his demonic charisma and bone-chilling voice, Howlin' Wolf was one of the towering figures of the blues, a performer whose greatest moments served as electric counterparts to the incantations of Robert Johnson. As this 20 track compilation proves, the Wolf was one of the Chicago blues' most distinctive and darkly brilliant figures; his performances (and those of his superb backing bands) were pure atmosphere, full of late-night swagger and claustrophobic paranoia, with distorted guitars sneaking their way through gin soaked piano lines and uneasy rhythms. It was a raw, cathartic sound, characterized y manic joy and barely subdued fear. The result is one of the greatest bodies of work in the history of blues music.

These 20 tracks can attest to that- the apocalyptic "Moanin' At Midnight" kicks off the proceedings wonderfully, setting the stage for the furious surrealism of "Smokestack Lightnin''" and the hulking sexuality of "Back Door Man." "Wang Dang Doodle" is as divinely deranged as any rockabilly track, and "Spoonful" is an absolutely spine-shredding slow burner, with a vocal performance that drips sexual innuendo. "Killing Floor" is a slinky, rhythmic strut, and "Evil" is as menacing as its title. This is a classic blues disc, and an essential purchase for anyone who doesn't already have these songs.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Art and Music on February 24, 2009
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Howlin' Wolf remains one of the greatest and most beloved of all urban blues singers, and this recording shows why. His rough-timber moaning and growling style was his alone, and it perfectly captured the essence of the blues songs he so capably interpreted.

His roots were in the Mississippi country blues, but he achieved fame in Chicago during the Golden Age postwar era of the late 40s and into the 1950s. In Chicago, the Wolf's raw, guts-and-gravel blues singing proved the perfect vehicle for the classic blues songs of Willie Dixon and others. This was was a singer who was understood by the downtrodden folks who seeked relief in the rough, smoke-filled juke joints on the southside of Chicago.

Howlin' Wolf could-and still can-mesmerize a listener with primal one-chord songs such as "Smokestack Lightnin' " or "Spoonful." He could brag and swagger with "Red Rooster" and "Back Door Man." Humor and frivolity were expressed in songs such as "Wang Dang Doodle" and "Three Hundred Pounds of Joy." His country-blues roots are showcased with "Sitting on Top of the World."

And the Wolf could rock, too. Departing from the shuffle blues beat, his sixteenth-note based "Killing Floor" is a funky rouser that is an exhilerating exercise for musicians and audiences too. But to his credit, he never sold out to junk, boutique rock, and he apparently resisted ill-advised efforts to steer him in that direction in the late '60s.

Howlin' Wolf didn't care for fancy trimmings in music, and his "don't let me catch you in the alley" sound was perfectly supported by the excellent musicians who play here. Hubert Sumlin's slicing, off-the-wall blues-scale guitar licks are exciting, and a perfect fit for Wolf's bare-knuckles approach.

This is urban blues at its very finest.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jax on December 31, 2011
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Nice cleaned up CD with a great selection of songs. The booklet gives credit where all the credit is due to the musicians who backed "The Wolf". I was glad to see Hubert Sumlin's name there who we just lost on December 4th, 2011 (RIP Hubert) as well as every other player in each song. It has been in my car CD player since it arrived and it is all that I am listening to now. My 12 year old loves it too. This is the real deal and I own a lot of The Wolf and other blues players!
If you are new to the blues, this CD will wet your whistle and have you go out to buy more.
Buy this and keep the blues alive!
The Blues needs you!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Deimos on December 27, 2009
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So many great artists have borrowed from Howlin Wolf yet he remains so unique and amazing in his own right. Great songs, great artist and a great collection set for an introduction to Wolf.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By michael macdonald on January 6, 2009
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What's not to like about this collection of iconic recordings from one of the most recognizable voices in all of blues? Howlin' Wolf remains the Soul of the Real Deal. Most of these classic songs have been covered by, and become hits by, other artists, but the 'Wolf's gritty renditions will send chills down the spine of any observer of the human condition. Yes, I would call this collection 'Definitive'.
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