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Classic 1969 album from Howlin' Wolf! 1st press!
Born in Aberdeen, Mississippi, Chester Burnett, better known by his stage name Howlin' Wolf, helped modernize the country blues with his powerful vocal style and harmonica work and his ability to connect with an audience no matter what stage he prowled. This album, though, originally released in 1969 on the Chess Records subsidiary Cadet Records, is hardly typical Wolf, and the bluesman himself hated it, which may in some way have contributed to the album's odd cult standing. The idea was as simple as it was probably misguided, an attempt to modernize Wolf's sound into psychedelic Jimi Hendrix land, and the results were, well, odd at best, and laughable and lamentable at worst, and through no fault of Wolf's, who obviously tried his best to make sense of all of it. Howlin' Wolf completists will want this for its novelty value, but it's far from an accurate portrait of this powerful bluesman's talent and appeal.
|A4||Moanin' At Midnight||3:13|
|A5||Built For Comfort||5:07|
|B1||The Red Rooster||3:48|
|B3||Down In The Bottom||2:43|
|B4||Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy||2:34|
|B5||Back Door Man||6:17|
Original Release Year: 1969
Label: Cadet Concept
Catalog #: LPS-319
Format: 12" Vinyl LP
Vinyl Color: Black
Condition: Used - Cover in good overall shape, light to moderate wear on front, back and edges, no splits. Vinyl is shiny with a few light scratches. Image shown above is the actual item you will receive.