H O W L I N'   W O L F; from front cover of Chess LP 1502
source: front cover of Chess LP 1502
photographer: Don Bronstein

Howlin' Wolf
Chester Arthur Burnett
b. June 10, 1910 in White Station, Mississippi
d. January 10, 1976 in Hines, Illinois

discography
H O W L I N'   W O L F; source: Front cover of Charly RED BOX 7
source: Front cover of Charly RED BOX 7

This discography is a non-commercial labor-of-love and is in no way associated with any business firm.
All I know about the resp. artist's / label's musical output is shown on this page. To purchase out-of-print records I recommend an ebay, gemm or google search. And - sorry for that - I have not the time to answer any e-mails asking me about further information, let alone duplicating out-of-print recordings I happen to own.

Stefan Wirz   www.wirz.de

Howlin' Wolf 78 rpm / 45 rpm / EPs / LPs / CDs
#year
of release
titlelabel # / notes
   

- Baby Ride With Me [aka Ridin' In The Moonlight]
- How Many More Years

rec. May 14, 1951 in Memphis, TN by Sam Philips; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Willie Johnson, g; Willie Steel, dr
originally unissued

Bear Family BCD 15460

   

- Baby Ride With Me (tk 1) [aka Ridin' In The Moonlight] #
- Baby Ride With Me (tk 2) #
- Baby Ride With Me (tk 3) #
- Baby Ride With Me (tk 4) *
- Baby Ride With Me (tk ?) []
- How Many More Years (tk 1) #
- How Many More Years (tk 3) []

rec. May 14, 1951 or c.June 1951 in Memphis, TN by Sam Philips; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; prob. Albert Williams, p; Willie Johnson, g; Willie Steel, dr
originally unissued

# Bear Family BCD 15500

* Ace CH 52

[] Ace CDCHD 333

11951THE HOWLIN' WOLF

- Moanin' At Midnight (U83)
- How Many More Years (U84) #

rec. July 1951 in Memphis, TN by Sam Philips; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; # Ike Turner, p; Willie Johnson, g; Willie Steel, dr;
composer credits (both tracks) for "Carl Germany"



Chess 1479
   

- How Many More Years (alt tk)

rec. July 1951 in Memphis, TN by Sam Philips; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Ike Turner, p; Willie Johnson, g; Willie Steel, dr
originally unissued

Redita LP 105
Charly CDRED BOX 7

21951HOWLING WOLF

- Riding In The Moonlight (MM1674) #
- Morning At Midnight (MM1677)

rec. September 1951 at KWEM Radio Station, West Memphis, AR by Joe Bihari; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; # Ike Turner, p; Willie Johnson, g; Willie Steel, dr



RPM 333
   

- Keep What You Got #
- (Don't) Dog Me Around

rec. September 1951 at KWEM Radio Station, West Memphis, AR by Joe Bihari; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Ike Turner, p; # Calvin Newborn, g; Willie Johnson, g; Willie Steel, dr
originally unissued

Crown CLP 5240

31951HOWLIN' WOLF

- Passing By Blues (MM1684)
- Crying At Daybreak (MM1685)

rec. October 2, 1951 at KWEM Radio Station, West Memphis, AR by Joe Bihari; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Ike Turner, p; Willie Johnson, g; b; Willie Steel, dr



RPM 340
41951THE HOWLING WOLF

- My Baby Stole Off (MM1748)
- I Want Your Picture (MM1749)

rec. October 2, 1951 at KWEM Radio Station, West Memphis, AR by Joe Bihari; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Ike Turner, p; Willie Johnson, g; b; Willie Steel, dr



RPM 347
51951HOWLIN' WOLF

- The Wolf Is At Your Door (F1004)
- Howlin' Wolf Boogie (F1005)

rec. December 18, 1951 in Memphis, TN; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Albert Williams, p; Willie Johnson, g; b; Willie Steel, dr



Chess 1497
   

- California Blues # []
- California Boogie # []
- Look-A-Here Baby # //
- Smile At Me //

rec. December 18, 1951 in Memphis, TN; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; # ts; Albert Williams, p; Willie Johnson, g; b; Willie Steel, dr
originally unissued

[] Charly CR 30102

// Charly CR 30134

61952THE HOWLIN' WOLF

- Getting Old And Grey (U7426) #
- Mr. Highway Man (U7427)

rec. January 23, 1952 in Memphis, TN; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; # ts; L.C. Hubert, p; Willie Johnson, g; b; Willie Steel, dr



Chess 1510
   

- Highway Man (Cadillac Daddy) [] //
- My Baby Walked Off //
- My Troubles And Me # {}
- Chocolate Drop //

rec. January 23, 1952 in Memphis, TN; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; # ts; L.C. Hubert, p; Willie Johnson, g; b; Willie Steel, dr
originally unissued

[] Charly CR 30101

// Charly CR 30134

{} Charly CR 30102

   

- Worried About My Baby #
- House Rockin' Boogie #
- Brown Skin Woman #
- Chocolate Drop (alt tk of above) []
- Driving This Highway //
- The Sun Is Rising *
- Stealing My Clothes (My Friends) *
- I'm The Wolf *

rec. February 12, 1952 in West Memphis, AR; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Ike Turner, p; Willie Johnson, g; b; Willie Steel, dr
originally unissued

# Crown CLP 5240

[] Charly CH 52

// Polydor LP 2383 257

* Kent KST 9002

71952HOWLIN' WOLF

- Saddle My Pony (1028) *
- Worried All The Time (1029) #

# poss. rec. December 18, 1951 in Memphis, TN; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Albert Williams, p; Willie Johnson, g; b; Willie Steel, dr
* rec. April 17, 1952 in Memphis, TN; Howlin' Wolf, voc, g; James Cotten, hca; L.C. Hubert or Bill Johnson, p; Willie Johnson, g; b; Willie Steel, dr



Chess 1515
   

- Everybody's In The Mood #
- Color And Kind []
- Bluebird (Blues) (18752) #
- Dorothy Mae (tk 1) * #
- Dorothy Mae (tk 2) (18750) * //
- I Got A Woman (Sweet Woman) #
- Well That's Alright (18756) {}
- Decoration Day (Blues) (18755) {}

rec. April 17, 1952 in Memphis, TN; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca, * g; * James Cotten, hca; L.C. Hubert or Bill Johnson, p; Willie Johnson, g; b; Willie Steel, dr
originally unissued

# Charly CR 30134

[] Rounder SS 28

// Delta Swing LP 379

{} Charly CR 30102

81952HOWLIN' WOLF

- Oh, Red!! (1037-3) #
- My Last Affair (1038-2)

rec. October 7, 1952 in Memphis, TN; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; # Walter Smith, tb; # Charles Taylor, ts; L.C. Hubert or Bill Johnson, p; Willie Johnson, g; b; Willie Steel, dr



Chess 1528
   

- Oh, Red!! (tk 1) # []
- Oh, Red!! (tk 2) # //
- My Last Affair (1038-1) //
- Champagne Velvet Blues (C.V. Wine Blues) {}
- Come Back Home (tk 1) //
- Come Back Home (tk 2) §
- Come Back Home (tk 3) \\

rec. October 7, 1952 in Memphis, TN; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; # Walter Smith, tb; # Charles Taylor, ts; L.C. Hubert or Bill Johnson, p; Willie Johnson, g; b; Willie Steel, dr
originally unissued

[] Bear Family BCD 15460

// Rounder SS 28

{} Charly CR 30102

§ Bear Family BCD 15500

\\ Charly CR 30134

   

- I've Got A Woman (U7556) #
- Just My Kind (U7557) #
- Work For Your Money (U7558) #
- I'm Not Joking *
- Mama Died And Left Me *

rec. 1953 in Memphis, TN; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; p; Willie Johnson, g; b; dr
originally unissued

# Chess LP 1512

* Chess LP 6641 125

91953THE HOWLIN' WOLF

- All Night Boogie (All Night Long) (You Done Me Wrong) (U7565) (15743)
- I Love My Baby (U7566)

rec. 1953 in Memphis, TN; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; p; Willie Johnson, g; b; dr



Chess 1557
   

- Highway (Be) My Friend
- Hold Your Money
- Streamline Woman
- California Blues
- Stay Here Till My Baby Comes Back
- Crazy About You Baby

rec. 1953 in Memphis, TN; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; p; Willie Johnson, g; b; dr
originally unissued

Blues Ball LP 2001

105/1954THE HOWLIN' WOLF

- No Place To Go (U7618) [aka You Gonna Wreck My Life] #
- Rockin' Daddy (U7621)

rec. March 1954 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, # hca; Otis Spann, p; Lee Cooper, g; Willie Dixon, b; Earl Phillips, dr



Chess 1566
   

- You Gonna Wreck My Life (U7618 alt tk) # []
- Neighbors (U7619)
- I'm The Wolf (U7620) #

rec. March 1954 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, # hca; Otis Spann, p; Lee Cooper, g; Willie Dixon, b; Earl Phillips, dr
Chess unissued

[] Chess 1744 (1959?)

# Chess LP 1512

111954THE HOWLIN' WOLF

- Evil Is Goin' On (U7658)
- Baby How Long? (U7657)

rec. May 25, 1954 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Otis Spann, p; Jody Williams, Hubert Sumlin, g; Willie Dixon, b; Earl Phillips, dr



Chess 1575
121954THE HOWLIN' WOLF

- I'll Be Around (U7740)
- Forty Four [aka I'm Mad] (U7741) (15744)

rec. October 1954 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Otis Spann, p; Jody Williams, Hubert Sumlin, g; Willie Dixon, b; Earl Phillips, dr



Chess 1584
131955HOWLIN' WOLF

- Who Will Be Next (U7795)
- I Have A Little Girl (U7796)

rec. March 1955 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Henry Gray, p; Jody Williams, Hubert Sumlin, g; Willie Dixon, b; Earl Phillips, dr



Chess 1593
141955HOWLIN' WOLF

- Come To Me Baby (U7798)
- Don't Mess With My Baby (U7799)

rec. March 1955 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Henry Gray, p; Jody Williams, Hubert Sumlin, g; Willie Dixon, b; Earl Phillips, dr


Chess 1607
151956HOWLIN' WOLF

- Smoke Stack Lightning (U7985)
- You Can't Be Beat (U7986)

rec. January 1956 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Otis Spann, p; Hosea Lee Kennard, p; Willie Johnson, Hubert Sumlin, g; Willie Dixon, b; Earl Phillips, dr





Chess 1618
161956HOWLIN WOLF

- I Asked For Water (8175)
- So Glad (8176)

rec. July 19, 1956 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Otis Spann, p; Hosea Lee Kennard, p; Willie Johnson, Otis 'Smokey' Smothers, g; Willie Dixon, b; Earl Phillips, dr



Chess 1632
   

- Break Of Day (8177)

rec. July 19, 1956 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Otis Spann, p; Hosea Lee Kennard, p; Willie Johnson, Otis 'Smokey' Smothers, g; Willie Dixon, b; Earl Phillips, dr
Chess unissued

Chess LP 6641 125

171956?HOWLIN' WOLF

- Going Back Home (8352)
- My Life (8354)

rec. December 1956 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca;Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Adolph 'Billy' Duncan, ts; Hosea Lee Kennard, p; Willie Johnson, Otis 'Smokey' Smothers, g; Willie Dixon, b; Earl Phillips, dr



Chess 1648
   

- Bluebird (835)
- You Ought To Know (8355)

rec. December 1956 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Adolph 'Billy' Duncan, ts; Hosea Lee Kennard, p; Willie Johnson, Otis 'Smokey' Smothers, g; Willie Dixon, b; Earl Phillips, dr
Chess unissued

Blues Ball 2001

Chess CHD 2-9349

181957HOWLIN' WOLF

- Somebody In My Home (8530)
- Nature (8531-4)

rec. June 24, 1957 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca;Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Adolph 'Billy' Duncan, ts; Hosea Lee Kennard, p; Willie Johnson, Otis 'Smokey' Smothers, g; Willie Dixon, b; Earl Phillips, dr



Chess 1668
   

- Somebody In My Home (alt tk) #
- Nature (8531-1) *
- Nature (alt tk) (8531-6) §

rec. June 24, 1957 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Adolph 'Billy' Duncan, ts; Hosea Lee Kennard, p; Willie Johnson, Otis 'Smokey' Smothers, g; Willie Dixon, b; Earl Phillips, dr
Chess unissued

# Blues Ball LP 2002

* P-Vine PLP 6031

§ Blues Ball LP 2001

191957Rhythm and Blues with Howlin' Wolf


- Come To Me Baby [Chess 1607]
- Don't Mess With My Baby [Chess 1607]

- Smokestack Lightning [Chess 1618]
- You Can't Be Beat [Chess 1618]
7 inch 45 rpm EP
notes by Paul Oliver



London RE-U 1072
201957?HOWLIN' WOLF

- Poor Boy (8616)
- Sittin' On Top Of The World (8618)

rec. December 1957 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Hosea Lee Kennard, p; Hubert Sumlin, g; Alfred Elkins, b; Earl Phillips, dr





Chess 1679
   

- Walk The Camp Hall (8615) #
- Poor Boy (alt tk) *
- My Baby Told Me (8617) #

rec. December 1957 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Hosea Lee Kennard, p; Hubert Sumlin, g; Alfred Elkins, b; Earl Phillips, dr
Chess unissued

# Blues Ball LP 2001,
Chess CHD 2-9349


* Chess CHD 2-9349

   

- I Didn't Know (8718) #
- I'm Going Away (8719-3) #
- I Better Go Now (8720)
- I Better Go Now (9272-1) [remastered tk of 8720] *

rec. 1958 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Abb Locke, ts; Hosea Lee Kennard, p; Hubert Sumlin, g; Alfred Elkins, b; Earl Phillips, dr
Chess unissued

# Blue Night BN 073 1667

* P-Vine LP 6031

211958HOWLIN WOLF [78 rpm] / HOWLING WOLF [45 rpm, later issue]

- I Didn't Know (8774)
- Moanin' For My Baby (8775-1)

rec. April 3, 1958 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Hosea Lee Kennard, p; Jody Williams, Hubert Sumlin, g; Alfred Elkins, b; Earl Phillips, dr

Chess 1695
   

- Moanin' For My Baby (8775-3) #
- Moanin' For My Baby (8775-4) *

rec. April 3, 1958 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Hosea Lee Kennard, p; Jody Williams, Hubert Sumlin, g; Alfred Elkins, b; Earl Phillips, dr
Chess unissued

# * P-Vine PLP 6031
Chess CHD 2-9349


* Blue Night BN 073 1667

221958HOWLING WOLF

- I'm Leaving You (9150)
- Change My Way (9152)

rec. c. September 1958 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Hosea Lee Kennard, p; JL.D. McGhee, Hubert Sumlin, g; S.P. Leary, dr

Chess 1712
   

- I'm Leaving You (alt tk) #
- I'm Leaving You (9150-7/10) *
- (You) Can't Put Me Out (9151) §
- Can't Put Me Out (9151-3) #
- (You) Can't Put Me Out (alt tk) []
- Getting Late (9153) §

rec. c. September 1958 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Hosea Lee Kennard, p; JL.D. McGhee, Hubert Sumlin, g; S.P. Leary, dr
Chess unissued

# Blue Night BN 073 1667

* P-Vine PLP 6031

§ Blues Ball LP 2002,
Chess CHD 2-9349


[] Chess LP 6.28601

231958HOWLING WOLF

- Howlin' Blues (8780) [remastered/retitled alt tk of I'm Going Away (8719-3)]
- I Better Go Now (9272-2) [remastered tk of 8720]

rec. April 3, 1958 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Hosea Lee Kennard, p; Jody Williams, Hubert Sumlin, g; Alfred Elkins, b; Earl Phillips, dr

Chess 1726
241959Howlin' Wolf: Moanin' In The Moonlight

Chess LP 1434 track sequence:
- Moanin' At Midnight [Chess 1479]
- How Many More Years [Chess 1479] 1)
- Smokestack Lightnin' [Chess 1618]
- Baby, How Long [Chess 1575]
- No Place To Go [Chess 1566]
- All Night Boogie [Chess 1557]

- Evil [Chess 1575]
- I'm Leaving You [Chess 1712]
- Moanin' For My Baby [Chess 1695]
- I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline) [Chess 1632]
- Forty-Four [Chess 1584]
- Somebody In My Home [Chess 1668]

Marble Arch 665 track sequence (2 tracks omitted!):
- Moanin' At Midnight
- How Many More Years
- Smokestack Lightnin'
- Baby, How Long
- No Place To Go

- Evil
- I'm Leaving You
- Moanin' For My Baby
- I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
- Somebody In My Home

Chess LP 1540 track sequence:
- Forty Four
- Evil
- Smokestack Lightning
- Somebody In My Home
- How Many More Years
- I'm Leavin' You

- All Night Long
- Moanin' For My Baby
- Baby How Long
- No Place To Go
- I Asked For Water
- Moanin' At Midnight

1) on Chess/Funckler PAR 213 cover: "How Many More Tears"

Chess/MCA CHD-5908 track sequence:
Howlin' Wolf
- Shake For Me
- The Red Rooster
- You'll Be Mine
- Who's Been Talkin'
- Wang Dang Doodle
- Little Baby
- Spoonful
- Goin Down Slow
- Down In The Bottom
- Back Door Man
- Howlin' For My Baby
- Tell Me
Moanin' In The Moonlight
- Moanin' At Midnight
- How Many More Years
- Smokestack Lightnin'
- Baby How Long
- No Place To Go
- All Night Boogie
- Evil
- I'm Leavin You
- Moanin' For My Baby
- I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
- Forty Four
- Somebody In My Home

booklet of Chess/MCA CHD-5908 (wrongly) states that there had to be one track omitted because of space problems; in spite of that statement both albums are featured completely

notes by Paul Ackerman

Chess LP 1434 (US 1959)


= Marble Arch MAL 665 (UK 1964)

notes by Paul Ackerman



= Chess/Funckler PAR 213
(NL)


= Chess CRL 4006 (UK 1964)

notes by Pete Welding

= Chess CH-1540 (10/1969)
"Evil"


= P-Vine PLP-806 (Jp 1985?)

notes by Paul Ackerman

= Chess CH-9195 (1986)
"Moanin' In The
Moonlight"


= Chess/Green Line
GCH-8023 (It 1986)

notes by
Paul Ackerman, Ralph
Bass & Don Kamerer

(=) Chess/MCA CHD-5908
(US 1986) along with Chess
LP 1469 "Howlin' Wolf"

(=) Soul Jam 600801 (2012)

251959HOWLIN' WOLF

- I've Been Abused (9583) #
- Mr. Airplane Man (9586)

rec. July 1959 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; # Abb Locke, ts; Hosea Lee Kennard, p; Hubert Sumlin, Abraham Smothers, g; S.P. Leary, dr



Chess 1735
261959?HOWLIN' WOLF

- You Gonna Wreck My Life (U 7618 alt tk) #
- The Natchez Burning (8178) *

# rec. March 1954 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Otis Spann, p; Lee Cooper, g; Willie Dixon, b; Earl Phillips, dr

* rec. July 19, 1956 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Otis Spann, p; Hosea Lee Kennard, p; Willie Johnson, Otis 'Smokey' Smothers, g; Willie Dixon, b; Earl Phillips, dr

Chess 1744
271959?HOWLIN' WOLF

- Who's Been Talking? (8528)
- Tell Me (8529)

rec. June 24, 1957 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca;Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Adolph 'Billy' Duncan, ts; Hosea Lee Kennard, p; Willie Johnson, Otis 'Smokey' Smothers, g; Willie Dixon, b; Earl Phillips, dr

Chess 1750

281960HOWLIN' WOLF

- Spoonful (10265) #
- Howlin' For My Darling (9584) *

# rec. June 1960 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc; Otis Spann, p; Freddy Robinson, Hubert Sumlin, g; Willie Dixon, b; Fred Below, dr

* rec. July 1959 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Abb Locke, ts; Hosea Lee Kennard, p; Hubert Sumlin, Abraham Smothers, g; S.P. Leary, dr

Chess 1762
291960HOWLIN' WOLF

- Back Door Man (10264)
- Wang Dang Doodle (10263)

rec. June 1960 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc; Otis Spann, p; Freddy Robinson, g; Willie Dixon, b; Fred Below, dr

Chess 1777
301961HOWLIN' WOLF

- Little Baby (10913)
- Down In The Bottom (10917) #

rec. May 1961 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, # g; Johnny Jones, p; Hubert Sumlin, Jimmy Rogers, g; Willie Dixon, b; Sam Lay, dr

Chess 1793
311961HOWLIN' WOLF

- Shake For Me (10937)
- The Red Rooster (10938) #

rec. June 1961 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, # g; Johnny Jones, p; Hubert Sumlin, g; unknown, el-b; Willie Dixon, b; Sam Lay, dr



Chess 1804
31a9/1961HOWLIN' WOLF

- Little Baby
- Down In The Bottom






PYE 7N.25101 (UK)
321961Rhythm & Blues Showcase Vol. II


Jimmy McCracklin
- The Walk

Howlin' Wolf
- You Gonna Wreck My Life [aka No Place To Go, Chess 1566]

Muddy Waters
- Messin' With The Man
Little Walter
- I Got To Find My Baby


7 inch 45 rpm EP
notes by Guy Stevens



PYE NEP 44022 (UK)
331961HOWLIN WOLF

- You'll Be Mine (11377) *
- Going Down Slow (11380) #

rec. December 1961 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc; Henry Gray, p; Hubert Sumlin, g; unknown, el-b; Willie Dixon, speech (on LPs only), * b; Sam Lay, dr



Chess 1813

# Chess 5-9332
# Aura LP 1000

341962HOWLIN WOLF

- I Ain't Superstitious (11379)
- Just Like I Treat You (11378)

rec. December 1961 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc; Henry Gray, p; Hubert Sumlin, g; unknown, el-b; Willie Dixon, b; Sam Lay, dr



Chess 1823 (US 4/1962)




Chess 1823 (US ?/196?)




Chess 1823 (US ?/196?)


= PYE 7N.25192 (UK 4/1963)

351/1962Howlin' Wolf   ["The Rockin' Chair album"]

- Shake For Me [Chess 1804]
- The Red Rooster [Chess 1804]
- You'll Be Mine [Chess 1813]
- Who's Been Talkin' [Chess 1750]
- Wang Dang Doodle [Chess 1777]
- Little Baby [Chess 1793]

- Spoonful [Chess 1762]
- Going Down Slow [Chess 1813]
- Down In The Bottom [Chess 1793]
- Back Door Man [Chess 1777]
- Howlin' For My Baby [Chess 762]
- Tell Me [Chess 1750]

prod. by Ralph Bass; cover art by Don Bronstein

Chess/MCA CHD-5908 track sequence:
Howlin' Wolf
- Shake For Me
- The Red Rooster
- You'll Be Mine
- Who's Been Talkin'
- Wang Dang Doodle
- Little Baby
- Spoonful
- Goin Down Slow
- Down In The Bottom
- Back Door Man
- Howlin' For My Baby
- Tell Me
Moanin' In The Moonlight
- Moanin' At Midnight
- How Many More Years
- Smokestack Lightnin'
- Baby How Long
- No Place To Go
- All Night Boogie
- Evil
- I'm Leavin You
- Moanin' For My Baby
- I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
- Forty Four
- Somebody In My Home

booklet of Chess/MCA CHD-5908 (wrongly) states that there had to be one track omitted because of space problems; in spite of that statement both albums are featured completely

notes by Ralph Bass



Chess LP 1469


= Chess/Funckler PAR 233
(NL) "Rocking the Blues"
(Chess International Blues
Series 15)

= Chess/Funckler MAR 3176
(NL) "Rocking the Blues"
(Chess International Blues
Series 15)

= Vogue/Chess 515 026
(Fr 198?)


= Vogue/Chess 600 111 (Fr)
"The Rockin' Chair Album"


= Barclay 84102 S (Fr)
"Les rois du rhythm
n'blues"

= Chess CH 9183 (US 1984)
"Chicago - 26 Golden
Years Single Album"


= Chess/Green Line
GCH-8012 (It 1986)


= P-Vine PLP-838 (Jp 1985)


= Vogue/Chess CD 600111
(Fr 1986) "The Rockin'
Chair Album"

notes by
Paul Ackerman, Ralph
Bass & Don Kamerer

(=) Chess/MCA CHD-5908
(US 1986) along with Chess
LP 1434 "Moanin' In The
Moonlight"

361962HOWLIN WOLF

- Mama's Baby (11914)
- Do The Do (11915)

rec. September 28, 1962 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc; J.T. Brown, ts; sax; Johnny Jones, p; Hubert Sumlin, g; Jerome Arnold, b; Junior Blackmon, dr

Chess 1844

371962Howlin' Wolf Sings The Blues

Crown 5240 / Ember 3370 / United 7717 track sequence:
- Riding In The Moonlight [RPM 333]
- Worried About My Baby [previously unissued]
- Crying At Daylight [RPM 340]
- Brown Skin Woman [previously unissued]
- Twisting And Turning (Joe Hill Louis)

- House Rockin' Boogie [previously unissued]
- Keep What You Got [previously unissued]
- Dog Me Around [previously unissued]
- Morning At Midnight [RPM 333]
- Backslide Boogie (Joe Hill Louis)

Kent 526 / United 7747 track sequence:
- Riding In The Moonlight
- Brown Skin Woman
- Twisting And Turning (Joe Hill Louis)
- Morning At Midnight
- Worried About My Baby

- Crying At Daybreak
- House Rockers (House Rockin' Boogie)
- Dog Me Around
- Backslide Boogie (Joe Hill Louis)
- Keep What You Got

Ace CDCHM 1013 track sequence:
- Riding In The Moonlight [RPM 333]
- Worried About My Baby [Crown CLP 5240]
- Crying At Daybreak (aka Crying At Daylight) [RPM 340]
- Brown Skin Woman (aka Chocolate Drop) [Crown CLP 5240]
- Twisting And Turning (Joe Hill Louis)
- House Rockin' Boogie [Crown CLP 5240]
- Keep What You Got [Crown CLP 5240]
- Dog Me Around [Crown CLP 5240]
- Moanin' At Midnight (aka Morning At Midnight) [RPM 333]
- Backslide Boogie (Joe Hill Louis)
- Riding In The Moonlight (audition # 1)
- Driving This Highway [Polydor 2383 257]
- I'm The Wolf [Kent KST 9002]
- My Friends (aka Stealing My Clothes) [Kent KST 9002]
- The Sun Is Rising [Kent KST 9002]
- Chocolate Drop [Ace CH 52]
- Passing By Blues [RPM 340]
- My Baby Stole Off [RPM 347]
- I Want Your Picture [RPM 347]
- Riding In The Moonlight (audition # 2)




Crown CLP 5240 (US 1959
mono only)




= Custom CM-2055 (mono)
Custom CS-1055 (stereo)
(US 1966) "Big City Blues"

notes by Dave Godin

= Ember STEMB/EMB 3370
(UK 1966) "Big City Blues"

notes by Mike Akopoff



(=) Kent KST 526 (1968)
"Original Folk Blues"








(=) United Superior 7717/717
(US 1970) "Big City Blues"


= United Superior US-7747
(US 197?) "Original Folk
Blues"

= Goody BY-70001


= P-Vine PLP-6611 (Jp 1991)

notes by Ray Topping

(=) Ace CDCHD 333 (1991)
"Howling Wolf Rides
Again"

(=) Fuel 61220

notes by Dave Sax

(=) Ace CDCHM 1013 (2004)
"Sings The Blues"
(from fresh masters!)

(=) P-Vine 23769 (2006)

381963HOWLIN WOLF

- Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy (12618)
- Built For Comfort (12620)

rec. August 14, 1963 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc; J.T. Brown, ts; Donald Hankins, bs; Lafayette Leake, p; Hubert Sumlin, Buddy Guy, g; prob. Jerome Arnold, b; Sam Lay, dr



Chess 1870

391963HOWLIN WOLF

- Tail Dragger (11916) #
- Hidden Charms (12617) *

# rec. September 28, 1962 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc; J.T. Brown, ts; sax; Johnny Jones, p; Hubert Sumlin, g; Jerome Arnold, b; Junior Blackmon, dr

* rec. August 14, 1963 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc; J.T. Brown, ts; Donald Hankins, bs; Lafayette Leake, p; Hubert Sumlin, Buddy Guy, g; prob. Jerome Arnold, b; Sam Lay, dr



Chess 1890

401963Howlin' Wolf: Smokestack Lightnin'


- Smokestack Lightnin' [Chess 1618]
- Howlin' For My Baby [Chess 1772]

- Going Down Slow [Chess 1813]
- You'll Be Mine [Chess 1813]

7 inch 45 rpm EP



PYE NEP 44015 (UK)
411963Howlin' Wolf

- Tell Me [Chess 1750]
- Spoonful [Chess 1762]
- Who's Been Talkin' [Chess 1750]

- Shake For Me [Chess 1804]
- Going Down Slow [Chess 1813]
- Down In The Bottom [Chess 1793]

7 inch 33 1/3 rpm EP

Chess 7-LPS-1469

= Chess 12220, Impulse
As-73 (Juke Box EP)

421963The Blues   Volume 1

- Don't Start Me To Talking - Sonny Boy Williamson
- First Time I Met The Blues - Buddy Guy
- Worried Life Blues - Chuck Berry
- My Babe - Little Walter
- Walkin' The Boogie - John Lee Hooker
- Hoochie Coochie - Muddy Waters

- Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulson

- Smokestack Lightning - Howlin' Wolf
- Juke - Little Walter
- When The Lights Go Out - Jimmy Witherspoon
- Just Make Love To Me - Muddy Waters

- Spoonful - Howlin' Wolf

EP Vol. 1, Part 1 - PYE NPL 44029
- Don't Start Me To Talking - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Just Make Love To Me - Muddy Waters

- Walkin' The Boogie - John Lee Hooker
- When The Lights Go Out - Jimmy Witherspoon

EP Vol. 1, Part 2 - PYE NPL 44035
- Spoonful - Howlin' Wolf
- First Time I Met The Blues - Buddy Guy

- Hoochie Coochie - Muddy Waters
- Juke - Little Walter


notes by Esmond Edwards







Argo LP-4026

notes by Esmond Edwards



(=) Cadet LPS-4026
"Electronically altered
for STEREO"




= PYE NPL 28030 (UK)

45 rpm EP



(=) PYE NPL 44029 (UK)
"Vol. 1, Part 1"

45 rpm EP



(=) PYE NPL 44035 (UK)
"Vol. 1, Part 2"


= Barclay 844005 (Fr)

notes by Esmond Edwards
and Bob Schnieders



= Chess CH-9253 (1984)

= Chess/Green Line
GCH-8027 (It 1986)

431963The Blues   Volume 2

- Thirty Days - Chuck Berry
- Sugar Mama - John Lee Hooker

- Evil - Howlin' Wolf
- Got My Mojo Working - Muddy Waters
- I'm A Man - Bo Diddley
- Blues With A Feeling - Little Walter

- Key To The Highway - Little Walter
- It Ain't No Secret - Jimmy Witherspoon
- Wee Wee Hours - Chuck Berry
- Ten Years Ago - Buddy Guy
- So Many Roads - Otis Rush


notes by Esmond Edwards



Argo LP-4027

notes by Esmond Edwards



(=) Cadet LP-4027

notes by Esmond Edwards



= PYE NPL 28035 (UK)

notes by Esmond Edwards
and Bob Schnieders



= Chess CH-9267 (1984)

441963Folk Festival Of The Blues   Recorded Live

- Wee, Wee Baby - Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Buddy Guy
- Sitting And Thinking - Muddy Waters
- Worried Blues - Buddy Guy
- Bring It On Home - Sonny Boy Williamson

- Sugar Mama - Howlin' Wolf [] #

- Clouds In My Heart - Muddy Waters
- May I Have A Talk With You - Howlin' Wolf #
- Got My Mojo Working - Muddy Waters
- Don't Know Which Way To Go - Buddy Guy
- She's 19 Years Old - Muddy Waters


# rec. July 26, 1963 at Copa Cabana Club, Chicago; Howlin' Wolf, voc, [] hca; Jarrett Gibson, ts; Donald Hankins, bs; Otis Spann, p; Buddy Guy, g; Jack Meyers, b; Fred Below, dr
notes by Pete Welding

Argo LP 4031 (US 1963)

notes by Pete Welding



= PYE NPL 28033 (UK 1963)
"Folk Festival Of The
Blues
Recorded Live"




= Marble Arch MALS 724
(UK 1967) "Festival Of The
Blues"

= Chess/Funckler MAR-S
3171 (NL 1968)
"Folk Festival of the
Blues Recorded Live"


= Barclay 84116 S (Fr)


= Chess LP-1533 (1969)
"Blues from 'Big Bill's'
CopaCabana
  Recorded
Live"

= Chess CH-9181


= Chess 9113 (1984)
"Folk Festival of the
Blues Recorded Live"

= Chess/Green Line
GCH-8004 (It 1984)

= Chess/Green Line
CD 1015 (It 1989)


= Charly CD BM 15
(UK 1993)   "Live Action!
- Charly Blues Master-
works Volume 15"

44a5/1964HOWLIN' WOLF

- Smokestack Lightnin'
- Going Down South (Going Down Slow)


PYE 7N.25244 (UK)
451964HOWLIN WOLF

- Love Me Darlin' (13417)
- My Country Sugar Mama (13419) #

rec. August 1964 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, # hca; Arnold Rogers, ts; sax; Johnny Jones, p; Hubert Sumlin, g; Andrew Palmer, b; Junior Blackmon, dr

Chess 1911

461964HOWLIN WOLF

- Killing Floor (13418)
- Louise (13420)

rec. August 1964 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc; Arnold Rogers, ts; sax; Johnny Jones, p; Hubert Sumlin, g; Andrew Palmer, b; Junior Blackmon, dr

Chess 1923

= Chess CRS 8010 (UK 4/1965)

46a10/1964HOWLIN' WOLF

- Little Girl
- Tail Dragger


PYE 7N.25269 (UK)
471964The Blues   Volume 3

- Diggin' My Potatoes - Washboard Sam
- Walking The Blues - Willie Dixon
- Lonely No More - Little Milton

- I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline) - Howlin' Wolf
- Off The Wall - Little Walter
- Rollin' Stone - Muddy Waters

- It's My Own Fault - John Lee Hooker
- Baby Please Don't Go - Muddy Waters
- Fattening Frogs For Snakes - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Time Brings On A Change - Jimmy Witherspoon
- The Sun Is Shining (alt. tk.) - Elmore James
- The World's In A Tangle - Jimmy Rogers

Argo LP-4034

(=) Cadet LP-4034

notes by John Burton



= PYE NPL 28045 (UK)

notes by John Burton
and Cary Baker



= Chess CH-9276 (1988)

481964Howlin' Wolf: Tell Me


- Tell Me [Chess 1750]
- Shake For Me [Chess 1804]

- Who's Been Talkin' [Chess 1750]
- Back Door Man [Chess 1777]

7 inch 45 rpm EP



PYE NEP 44032 (UK)
491964Blues Festival


Sonny Boy Williamson
- Cross My Heart

Howlin' Wolf
- Evil [Chess 1575]

Sugar Pie Desanto
- Soulful Dress
Willie Dixon
- Crazy For My Baby


7 inch 45 rpm EP



PYE NEP 44038 (UK)
501964American Folk Blues Festival '64

Sonnyboy Williamson
- I'm Trying To Make London My Home
- Dissatisfied
Sunnyland Slim
- Everytime I Get To Drinkin'
Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins
- Ain't It A Pity
- Baby Please Don't Go

Sleepy John Estes & Hammie Nixon
- I'm A Tearing Little Daddy
John Henry Barbee
- Cotton Pickin' Blues
Hubert Sumlin / Sunnyland Slim
- No Title Boogie
Sugar Pie Desanto
- Slip In Mules

Howlin' Wolf
- Dust My Broom #

# rec. October 9, 1964 at the Musikhalle, Hamburg, Germany; Howlin' Wolf, voc, g; Sunnyland Slim, p; Hubert Sumlin, g; Willie Dixon, b; Clifton James, dr

 

insert notes of Fontana 681 522 TL [in German !]

click to enlarge !click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !click to enlarge !click to enlarge !

notes by Georges Adins,
Joachim E. Behrend,
Jacques Demêtre
Bob Koester, Horst
Lippmann, Paul Oliver
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
Fontana 681 522 TL (mono)
= Fontana 885 411 MY (stereo)


click to enlarge !
= Fontana TL 5225

[not = Amiga 850043 !!!]


(=) Philips/Phonogram
SFL-7385 (1969)
American Folk Blues
Festival 63-64

notes by Willy Leiser
click to enlarge !

click to enlarge !
L + R 42.024 (1981)

= LR CD-2024

L + R discography

click to enlarge !
= disc 4 of Evidence
5 CD set ECD 26200

50a1964Original Golden Hits of the Great Blues Singers
Volume II


- I Wake Up Crying - Chuck Jackson
- Lonesome In Your Home - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Father Up The Road - Bobby Bland
- Next Time - Little Junior Parker
- Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulson

- Smokestack Lightning - Howlin' Wolf

- Lie To Me - Brook Benton
- You Can Make It If You Try - Gene Allison
- No More Doggin' - Roscoe Gordon
- The Bells - Clyde McPhatter
- Just Make Love To Me - Muddy Waters
- I Won't Cry - Johnny Adams



Mercury MGH 25002 (mono)
Mercury SRH 65002 (stereo)
50b12/1964HOWLIN' WOLF

- Love Me Darling
- My Country Sugar Mama


PYE 7N.25283 (UK)
511965HOWLIN WOLF

- Tell Me What I've Done (13883)
- Ooh Baby, Hold Me (13885)

rec. April 15, 1965 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc; Eddie Shaw, ts; sax; Lee Eggleston, p; Hubert Sumlin, Buddy Guy, g; Sam Lay, dr

Chess 1928

= Chess CRS 8016
(UK July 16, 1965)

521965HOWLIN WOLF

- I Walked From Dallas (13882)
- Don't Laugh At Me (13884)

rec. April 15, 1965 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc; Eddie Shaw, ts; sax; Lee Eggleston, p; Hubert Sumlin, Buddy Guy, g; Sam Lay, dr

Chess 1945

531965Howlin' Wolf: The Real Folk Blues

- Killing Floor [Chess 1923]
- Louise [Chess 1923]
- Poor Boy [Chess 1679]
- Sittin' On Top Of The World [Chess 1679]
- Nature [Chess 1668]
- My Country Sugar Mama [Chess 1911]

- Tail Dragger [Chess 1890]
- Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy [Chess 1870]
- Natchez Burnin' [Chess 1744]
- Built For Comfort [Chess 1870]
- Ooh Baby Hold Me [Chess 1928]
- Tell Me What I've Done [Chess 1928]

notes by Willie Dixon

Chess LP 1502 (1965)

cover design
by Dave Murphy

= Chess   "Poor Boy" (1965)

notes by Neil Slaven



= Chess/Funckler PAR 212
(NL) "Poor Boy"
(Blues Series 8)

notes by Willie Dixon
= Chess/MCA CH-9273
(1987)

= Vogue/Chess 515 017
(Fr 198?)

= Chess CHD-9273 (US 1990)

541966HOWLIN WOLF

- New Crawlin' King Snake (14641)
- My Mind Is Ramblin' (14642)

rec. April 11, 1966 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc; Eddie Shaw, ts; saxes; Henry Gray, p; Hubert Sumlin, g; g; b; Cassell Burrows, dr

Chess 1968

54a1966The Blues   Volume 5

- That's Alright - Jimmy Rogers
- Honey Bee - Muddy Waters

- How Many More Years - Howlin' Wolf
- Ground Hog Blues - John Lee Hooker
- Free And Easy Mind - Jimmy Nelson
- Double Dealing - Percy Mayfield

- Seventh Son - Willie Mabon & his Combo
- Check Yourself - Lowell Fulson
- The Key - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Me and My Chauffeur - Memphis Minnie
- Confessin' The Blues - Little Walter & the Jukes
- 24 Hours - Eddie Boyd


"Electronically altered for STEREO"



Cadet LP-4051

= Chess/MCA CH/CHD-
9320 (1990)

551966Howlin' Wolf: The Real Folk Blues   Vol. 1

- Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy [Chess 1870]
- My Country Sugar Mama [Chess 1911]

- Ooh Baby Hold Me [Chess 1928]
- Louise [Chess 1923]

7 inch 45 rpm EP







Chess CRE-6017 (UK)
561966Let Me Tell You About The Blues   Volume One

Floyd Jones
- Keep What You Got
Ernest Lewis
- No More Lovin'
- West Coast Blues
Little Hudson
- Rough Treatment

Howlin' Wolf
- Passing By Blues [RPM 340]
John Brim
- Gary Stomp
Eddie Hope
- Lost Child

J.B. Hutto
- Combination Boogie
- Now She's Gone
West Texas Slim
- Little Mae Bell
- Loudella
Eddie Hope
- A Fool No More
Danny Boy
- Kokomo Me Baby

The Howling Wolf
- I Want Your Picture [RPM 347]
- My Baby Stole Off [RPM 347]

notes by Mike Leadbitter



Blue Horizon LP 2
[only 99 copies pressed]
571966Rhythm & Blues All Stars

Little Walter - My Babe
Howlin' Wolf - Smokestack Lightnin' [Chess 1618]
Sonny Boy Williamson - Fattening Frogs For Snakes
Buddy Guy - First Time I Met The Blues
Jimmy Witherspoon - It Ain't No Secret What My Babe Can Do

Muddy Waters - Got My Mojo Working
John Lee Hooker - Walkin' The Boogie
Memphis Slim - Mother Earth
Lowell Fulson - Reconsider Baby
Bo Diddley - Road Runner



Marble Arch MAL 610 (UK)
581/1967Howlin' Wolf: More Real Folk Blues

- Just My Kind [U7557, previously unissued]
- I've Got A Woman [U7556, previously unissued]
- Work For Your Money [U7558, previously unissued]
- I'll Be Around [Chess 1584]
- You Can't Be Beat [Chess 1618]
- You Gonna Wreck My Life [Chess 1566]

- I Love My Baby [Chess 1557]
- Neighbors [U7619, previously unissued]
- I'm The Wolf [U7620, previously unissued]
- Rockin' Daddy [Chess 1566]
- Who Will Be Next [Chess 1593]
- I Have A Little Girl [Chess 1593]

notes by Paul Williams



Chess LP/LPS 1512

= Chess CH 9279 (US 1988)

= Vogue/Chess 515 017
(Fr 198?)

591967HOWLIN WOLF

- Pop It To Me (15816) *
- I Had A Dream (15817) #

rec. June 1967 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, # hca; Eddie Shaw, ts; * unknown, ts; * org; # p; Hubert Sumlin, g; poss. Bob Anderson, b; Cassell Burrows, dr

Chess 2009

601967Heavy Heads

Muddy Waters
- I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Don't Start Me To Talkin'

Howlin' Wolf
- Moanin' For My Baby
Little Walter
- Juke
Washboard Sam
- Diggin' My Potatoes
John Lee Hooker
- Walkin' The Boogie

Bo Diddley
- I'm A Man
Little Walter
- Blues With Feeling
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Sad To Be Alone
John Lee Hooker
- Let's Go Out Tonight

Howlin' Wolf
- The Red Rooster
Little Milton
- I Feel So Bad



Chess LP/LPS 1522
611/1968The Super Super Blues Band
Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters & Bo Diddley

- Long Distance Call (16444)
- Ooh Baby & Wrecking My Love Life (16226)
- Sweet Little Angel (16229)

- Spoonful (16227)
- Diddley Daddy (6225)
- The Red Rooster (16224)
- Goin' Down Slow (16228)

rec. September 1967 at Ter Mar Studios, Chicago; Bo Diddley, voc, g; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca, ac g; Muddy Waters, voc, g; Otis Spann, p; Hubert Sumlin, g; Buddy Guy, b; Frank Kirkland, dr; Coockie Vee, voc, tamb

Charly BM 26 tracks:
- Long Distance Call
- Goin' Down Slow
- You Don't Love Me
- I'm a Man
- Who Do You Love

- The Red Rooster
- Diddley Daddy
- I Just Want to Make Love to You

notes by Richard Meltzer






Checker LP 3010 (US mono)

notes by Richard Meltzer



Checker LPS 3010 (US stereo)


= Chess CRLS 4537
(UK 1968)

= Chess/Funckler MAR-S
3218 (NL 196?)

notes by Richard Meltzer



= Chess CH-9169 (1984)


(=) Charly BM 26 (UK 1993)
"Charly Blues Masterworks
Vol. 26"

62196?Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley
Real Folk Blues Vol. 1

- The Red Rooster - part 1
- The Red Rooster - part 2

7 inch 45 rpm

Chess 169.520 (Fr)
631968The Blues

Washboard Sam - Diggin My Potatoes
Wille Dixon - Walking The Blues
Little Milton - Lonely No More
Chuck Berry - Worried Life Blues
Muddy Waters - Rollin' Stone


Howlin' Wolf - Spoonful
Jimmy Witherspoon - Time Brings About A Change
Elmore James - The Sun Is Shining
Jimmy Rogers - The World's In A Tangle
Little Walter - Key To The Highway



Marble Arch MALS-804
63a1968Blues Classics

Muddy Waters
- I'm Ready
- Long Distance Call
- Rollin' & Tumblin'

Howlin' Wolf
- Red Rooster
- How Many More Years
- Wang Dang Doodle

John Lee Hooker
- High Priced Woman
- Louise
- In The Mood
Little Walter
- Everybody Needs Somebody
- I Had My Fun
- Oh Baby



Chess HJC 215 (NL)
641/1969The Howlin' Wolf Album

- Spoonful (17447)
- Tail Dragger (17447)
- Smokestack Lightnin' (17450) #
- Moanin' At Midnight (17451)
- Built For Comfort (17449)

- The Red Rooster (17452) *
- Evil (17454)
- Down In The Bottom (17456)
- Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy (17457) § *
- Back Door Man (17453) §

rec. November 1968 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; # Donald Myrick, fl; * Gene Barge, el ts; 3 Phil Upchurch, g; Pete Cosey, Roland Faulkner, Hubert Sumlin, g; Louis Satterfield, b; Morris Jennings, dr

"This is Howlin' Wolf's new album. He doesn't like it. He didn't like his electric guitar at first either."



Cadet Concept LPS 319 (UK)

= Chess 69507 (US)

= Chess CRLS 4543

   

- Natchez Burning (17455)

rec. November 1968 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Pete Cosey, Roland Faulkner, Hubert Sumlin, g; Louis Satterfield, b; Morris Jennings, dr
Cadet Concept unissued
651969HOWLIN' WOLF

- Tail Dragger (17447 remastered as 17622 [17662])
- Evil (17454 remastered as 17623 [17663])


Chess CRS 8097
(UK 2/1969)




Cadet Concept 7013

661969HOWLIN WOLF

- Mary Sue (17979)
- Hard Luck (17980)

rec. July 14, 1969 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc; tp; ts; bs; Lafayette Leake, p; Hubert Sumlin, g; Calvin Jones, b; Cassell Burrows, dr





Chess 2081

671969Heavy Heads Voyage 2

Willie Mabon
- I Don't Know
Chuck Berry
- Wee Wee Hours
Muddy Waters
- Forty Days And Forty Nights
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Your Funeral And My Trial

Howlin' Wolf
- Moanin' At Midnight
Little Walter
- Off The Wall

Sonny Boy Williamson
- Fattening Frogs For Snakes
Little Walter
- Key To The Highway
Muddy Waters
- All Night Long

Howlin' Wolf
- How Many More Years
John Lee Hooker
- Union Station Blues
Lowell Fulson
- Reconsider Baby



Chess LP/LPS 1528
681969Memphis Blues
Anthology Of The Blues Vol. 2

Howlin' Wolf
- Passing By Blues [RPM 340]
- I'm The Wolf [previously unissued]
Joe Hill Louis
- The Way You Treat Me
- Highway 99
Big Walter Horton
- Walter's Blues
Bobby Bland
- Love Me Baby

Bobby Bland & Junior Parker
- Drifting From Town To Town
Joe Hill Louis
- Western Union Man

Howlin' Wolf
- The Sun Is Rising [previously unissued]
- My Friends (Stealing My Clothes) [previously unissued]
Willie Nix
- Lonesome Bedroom Blues
Big Walter Horton
- Little Boy Blues



Kent KST-9002


= United Superior US-7779

notes by Frank Scott



= Musidisc 30 AB 5602
(Fr 1976)

691969?More Rhythm And Blues

Sonny Boy Williamson - Don't Start Me To Talking
Little Walter - Juke
Jimmy Witherspoon - When The Lights Go Out
Memphis Slim - I Guess I'm A Fool
Jimmy McCracklin - New Orleans Beat (Everybody Rock)

Luther Dixon - The Feeling Of Love

Howlin' Wolf - How Many More Years
John Lee Hooker - Leave My Wife Alone
Larry Williams - My Baby's Got Soul
Muddy Waters - You Need Soul



Marble Arch MAL-813
70196?Howlin' Wolf

- Mr. Airplane Man [Chess 1735]
- The Wolf Is At Your Door [Chess 1497]
- Oh Red! [Chess 1528]
- Going Back Home [Chess 1648]
- Don't Mess With My Baby [Chess 1607]
- Getting Old And Grey [Chess 1510]

- Red Rooster [Chess 1804]
- I Aint Superstitious [Chess 1823]
- Come To Me Baby [Chess 1607]
- My Last Affair [Chess 1528]
- Do The Do [Chess 1844]
- Howlin' Wolf Boogie [Chess 1497]

rec. 1952-1962



Python PLP-KM 13

Python discography

71196?Blues From The Windy City

Jimmy Rogers
- Today, Today Blues
- My Last Meal
- If It Ain't Me

Howlin' Wolf
- Hard Luck [Chess 2081]
- I Had A Dream [Chess 2009]
- Hidden Charms [Chess 1890]
- New Crawling Kingsnake [Chess 1968]

- Don't Laugh At Me [Chess 1945]
- Just Like I Treat You [Chess 1823]
Buddy Guy
- No Lie
- Hard But It's Fair
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Born Blind
- Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
- Keep It To Yourself

Python PLP-KM 21

Python discography

   

- Love Me (19869)
- If I Was A Bird (19870)
- Slow Blues (19871)
- She's Looking Good (19882)
- Romance Without Finance (19883)
- Turn Me On (19884)
- More Hair (19885)
- Quiet Silence (19886)
- I Smell A Rat (19894)

rec. April 27, 1970 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc; unidentified accompaniment
Chess unissued
721971Howlin' Wolf

- I Smell A Rat (19852) #
- Just As Long (18913) *

# rec. September 1970 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; John Jerimiah, org; Sonny Thompson, p; Bryce Robinson, John Stocklin, g; Bob Crowder, b; Tyrone Centuray, dr
* rec. October 6, 1970 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; John Jerimiah, org; Sonny Thompson, p; Bryce Robinson, John Stocklin, g; Bob Crowder, b; Tyrone Centuray, dr; voc group



Chess 2108
731971Howlin' Wolf: The London Sessions

- Rockin' Daddy (18696)
- I Ain't Superstitious (18692)
- Sittin' On Top Of The World (18690)
- Worried About My Baby (19143)
- What A Woman (aka Commit A Crime; 18691)
- Poor Boy (18695)

- Built For Comfort (18698)
- Who's Been Talking? (18694)
- The Red Rooster (rehearsel) (18689)
- The Red Rooster (18689)
- Do The Do (18697)
- Highway 49 (19145)
- Wang Dang Doodle (18693)

rec. May 2-7, 1970 at Olympic Sound Studios, London, England; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca, ac g; Eric Clapton, lead g; Steve Winwood, p, org; Bill Wyman, b, shakers, cow-bell; Charlie Watts, dr, conga, percussion; Hurbert Sumlin, rhythm g; Jeffery M. Carp, hca; Ian Stewart, p; prod. by Norman Dayron



= Rolling Stones COC 49101
(UK 1971)

= Chess CH-60008 (US 1971)

= Vogue/Chess 515 004
(Fr 198?)




= Amiga 8 56 242 (GDR 1986)
(Blues Collection 5)

notes by Don Snowden
= Chess CHD-9297 (1989)

notes by Don Snowden
= Chess/MCA CHD-9351
(US 1989)

= Charly CD BM 46 (UK
1993) "London Re-Visited"

= MCA 088112985-2 (US
2003) "The London Howlin'
Wolf Sessions" - Deluxe
Edition

= Chess CH-60008 (180gr LP)

741971HOWLIN WOLF

- Do The Do (18697) #
- The Red Rooster (18689) *

rec. # May 6, 1970 / * May 7, 1970 at Olympic Sound Studios, London, England; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca, ac g; * Lafayette Leake, p; Eric Clapton, lead g; Steve Winwood, p, org; Bill Wyman, b, shakers, cow-bell; Charlie Watts, dr, conga, percussion; Hurbert Sumlin, rhythm g; Jeffery M. Carp, hca; Ian Stewart, p; prod. by Norman Dayron

Chess 2118

753/1971Howlin' Wolf: Message To The Young

- If I Were A Bird (18916)
- I Smell A Rat (19852) #
- Miss James (18912)
- Message To The Young (18917

- She's Lookin' Good (18918) *
- Just As Long (18913) []
- Romance Without Finance (18919)*
- Turn Me On (18920) *

Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; * horns, John Jerimiah, org; Sonny Thompson, p; Bryce Robinson, John Stocklin, g; Bob Crowder, b; Tyrone Centuray, dr; [] voc group
# rec. September 1970 in Chicago
others rec. October 6, 1970 in Chicago
notes by Pete Welding



Chess CH-50002

= Phonogram 6310 108
(UK 1971)

761971Howlin' Wolf: Going Back Home

- Saddle My Pony [Chess 1515]
- Worried All The Time [Chess 1515]
- Howlin' Wolf Boogie [Chess 1497]
- The Wolf Is At Your Door [Chess 1497]
- My Last Affair [Chess 1528]
- Oh Red! [Chess 1528]
- Mr. Highway Man [Chess 1510]
- Gettin' Old And Gray [Chess 1510]

- Come To Me Baby [Chess 1607]
- Don't Mess With Me Baby [Chess 1607]
- So Glad [Chess 1632]
- My Life [Chess 1648]
- Going Back Home [Chess 1648]
- I Didn't Know [Chess 1695]
- Howlin' Blues [Chess 1726]
- I Better Go Now [Chess 1726]







Syndicate Chapter S.C. 003

Syndicate Chapter
discography

771971Muddy Waters - Little Walter - Howlin' Wolf:
We Three Kings


Muddy Waters
- She's Into Something
- Take The Bitter With The Sweet
- Read Way Back
- I'm Your Doctor
- Tiger In Your Tank
- Meanest Woman
- Lonesome Room Blues

Muddy Waters
- Five Long Years
- Twenty Four Hours
Little Walter
- I Don't Play
- Just You Fool

Howlin' Wolf
- Change Your Way [actually Change My Way; Chess 1712]
- I've been Abused [Chess 1735]
- Mister Airplane Man [Chess 1735]




Syndicate Chapter S.C. 005

Syndicate Chapter
discography

783/1972Chester Burnett a/k/a Howlin' Wolf

- Smokestack Lightning
- Down In The Bottom
- No Place To Go
- Moanin' At Midnight
- Forty Four
- My Country Sugar Mama

- Spoonful
- The Red Rooster
- Moanin' For My Baby
- I Asked For Water
- How Many More Years
- Louise


- Killing Floor
- Evil
- Back Door Man
- Sitting On Top Of The World
- Tail Dragger
- Tell Me

- Wang Dang Doodle
- Who's Been Talking
- Built For Comfort
- Ooh Baby, Hold Me
- Baby How Long
- Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy


Chess 2ACMB-201 inner gatefold

DLP
notes by Peter Guralnick
and Pete Welding



Chess 2CH-60016

DLP
notes by Peter Guralnick



= Chess 2ACMB-201 (US 1976)
"Chess Blues Masters
Series"

notes by Peter Guralnick
= Vogue/Chess VG 427016
(Fr 1976)

797/1972Howlin' Wolf: Live And Cookin' At Alice's Revisited

- When I Laid Down I Was Troubled
- I Didn't Know
- Mean Mistreater
- I Had A Dream

- Call Me The Wolf
- Don't Laugh At Me
- Just Passing By
- Sitting On Top Of The World

CD bonus tracks:
- The Big House [Blues Ball 2002]
- Mr. Airplane Man

rec. January 26, 1972 live at Alice's Revisited in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Eddie Taylor, ts; Albert Luandrew, p; Hubert Sumlin, Willie Williams, g; David Myers, b; Fred Below, dr; prod. by Ralph Bass



Chess CH-50015 (1972)


=Bellaphon BLPS 19129
(Germany 1973)

notes by Don Snowden



(=) Chess/MCA CHD-9339
(US 1992)


= Chess/MCA CHD-
(US 1998) (The Legendary
Masters series)


(=) Universal 3438 (Jp 2004)


(=) Raven RVCD-336
(Australia 2011)

801973Memphis Blues At Sunshine / Memphis Blues At Sunrise

Joe Hill Louis
- Gotta Let You Go
- Glamour Girl
- Boogie In The Park
Billy "The Kid" Emerson
- We Gonna Rock Tonight (prev. unissued)
- Chop Chop (prev. unissued) [Drop Top]
- Shake It (prev. unissued)
Walter Horton
- Little Walter's Instrumental (prev. unissued)

Howlin' Wolf
- How Many More Years (alt tk) [previously unissued]

Rufus Thomas
- Tiger Man (alt tk)
- Crazy About My Baby (Crazy About You Baby)
Walter 'Tang' Smith
- Every Monday Morning (prev. unissued)
Raymond Hill
- Hold Me Baby (prev. unissued)
- Did You Ever Loved A Woman (Have You Ever Loved A Woman) (prev. unissued)
Johnny London
- Flat Tire (instr)
- Drivin' Slow (instr)
Harmonica Frank
- She Done Moved


"(in agreement with Collector Records)"

label has "Memphis Blues At Sunrise", cover says "Memphis Blues At Sunshine"; on back cover sides A and B reversed





Redita RLP 105 (NL)
[first series]

BU 107,23
80a1973Ann Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972

Michael Turner
- Introduction
Hound Dog Taylor & the Houserockers
- Kitchen Sink Boogie
Koko Taylor
- Wang Dang Doodle
Bobby Blue Bland
- Ain't That Loving You
Dr. John
- I Walk On Guilded Splinters
Junior Walker & the All Stars
- (I'm A) Roadrunner / These Things Will Keep Me Loving You

Bonnie Raitt
- Tribute to Fred McDowell

Howlin' Wolf
- Highway 49
Muddy Waters
- Honey Bee
CJQ
- Form Kinetic


John Sinclair, Muddy Waters, Lucille Spann
- Festival Dedication To Otis Spann
Lucille Spann with Mighty Joe Young
- Dedicated To Otis
Freddie King
- Goin' Down
Luther Allison
- Please Send Me Someone To Love
Boogie Brothers With Sister Sarah Brown
- My Last Meal

Johnny Shines
- Dust My Broom
Otis Rush
- Gambler's Blues
Sippie Wallace with Bonnie Raitt
- Women Be Wise
Sun Ra & His Solar-Myth Arkestra
- Life Is Splendid


rec. September 10, 1972 live at the Otis Spann Memorial Field, Ann Arbor, MI; prod. by Gary Grimshaw and John Sinclair

The Boogie Brothers were Sister Sarah Brown, b; Johnny Nicholas, voc, g; Steve Nardella, hca


Atlantic SD2-502 inner gatefold

DLP



Atlantic SD2-502

8 LP box set
45 rpm 180 gram

Classics (2004)

8111/1973Howlin' Wolf: The Back Door Wolf@ youtube

- Moving
- Coon On The Moon
- Speak Now Woman (4:50)   @ youtube   @ Spotify
- Trying To Forget You
- Stop Using Me

- Leave Here Walking
- The Back Door Wolf
- You Turn Slick On Me
- Watergate Blues
- Can't Stay Here

CD bonus track:
- Speak Now Woman (alt tk) (4:20)   @ youtube   @ Spotify

rec. 1973 in Chicago, IL; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Detroit Jr., p; Hubert Sumlin, Willie Harris, g; James Green, Andrew McMahon, b; S.P. Leary, dr; prod. by Ralph Bass

Chess CH-50045




=Bellaphon BLPS 19173
(D 1973)


= Chess 9283 008 (NL 1973)

=Vogue/Chess 515 013
(Fr 198?)


= P-Vine PLP-844 (Jp 1985)




= Chess/MCA CHD-9358
(US 1995)

821/1974Genesis Vol. 2
The Beginnings of Rock: From Memphis to Chicago

Album 1 (6499 432)
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Work With Me
- Don't Start Me To Talking
- All My Love In Vain
- Good Evening Everybody
- You Killing Me (On My Feet)
- Let Me Explain
- I Know What Love Is All About

Sonny Boy Williamson
- I Wonder Why
- Your Imagination
Elmore James
- Country Boogie
- My Best Friend
- I See My Baby
- She Just Won't Do Right
- Muddy Shoes


Album 2 (6499 433)
Ethel Mae
- Down The Line
- Handsome Lover
- Sugar Papa
Robert Nighthawk
- Good News
- Six Three O
- Prison Bound
Forrest City Joe
- Mean Mistreatin' Woman

Forrest City Joe
- Lonesome Day Blues

Howlin' Wolf
- Mama Died And Left Me [previously unissued]
- I'm Not Joking [previously unissued]
- Moanin' At Midnight [Chess 1479]
- How Many More Years [Chess 1479]
- All Night Long [Chess 1557]
- No Place To Go [Chess 1566]

Album 3 (6499 434)
Jackie Brenston
- Rocket "88"
Doctor Ross
- Country Clown
- Doctor Ross Boogie
Willie Nix
- Truckin' Little Woman
- Just One Mistake
Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup
- Open Your Book
- Tears In My Eyes (C-1023 [alt.])

Woodrow Adams
- Pretty Baby Blues
- She's Done Come And Gone
Joe Hill Louis
- Dorothy Mae
- When I Am Gone
Harmonica Frank
- Swamp Root
- Howlin' Tomcat
- She Done Moved


Album 4 (6499 435)
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Keep It To Yourself
- Please Forgive (Keep It To Yourself)
- The Key To Your Love

Howlin' Wolf
- Baby How Long [Chess 1575]
- Evil Is Goin' On [Chess 1575]
- Forty Four [Chess 1584]
- Who Will Be Next [Chess 1593]

Howlin' Wolf
- I Have A Little Girl [Chess 1593]
- Come To Me Baby [Chess 1607]
- Don't Mess With My Baby [Chess 1607]
- Smokestack Lightning [Chess 1618]
- You Can't Be Beat [Chess 1618]
- So Glad [Chess 1632]
- Break Of Day (8177) [previously unissued]

compiled by Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven
4 LP box set



Chess 6641 125
(UK Phonogram)
832/1974Muddy Waters & Howlin' Wolf: London Revisited

Muddy Waters
- Hard Days
- Highway 41
- I Almost Lost My Mind
- Lovin' Man


Howlin' Wolf
- Goin' Down Slow (3278; 19144?)
- The Killing Floor (3279)
- I Want To Have A Word With You (3277)

Muddy Waters tracks (side A) prod. by Esmond Edwards;
Howlin' Wolf tracks (side B): rec. May 2-7, 1970 at Olympic Sound Studios, London, England; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca, ac g; Eric Clapton, lead g; Steve Winwood, p, org; Bill Wyman, b, shakers, cow-bell; Charlie Watts, dr, conga, percussion; Hurbert Sumlin, rhythm g; Jeffery M. Carp, hca; Ian Stewart, p; prod. by Norman Dayron
 



Chess CH-60026

notes by John Collis
= Charly CD BM 46 (UK 1993)

841974Blues For Mr. Crump
Juke Blues Vol. 12

Howlin' Wolf
- Passing By Blues [RPM 340]
- My Baby Stole Off [RPM 347]
- I Want Your Picture [RPM 347]
- Driving This Highway [previously unissued]
- The Sun Is Rising [Kent 9002]
- Stealing My Clothes (My Friends) [Kent 9002]
- I'm The Wolf [Kent 9002]
Sunny Blair (with Baby Face Turner, Junior Brooks & Bill Russell)
- Please Send My Baby Back [Meteor 5006]

Bobby Bland
- Driftin' (From Town To Town) (2. version)
- Good Lovin' (Lovin' You Yes I Do)
- Love My Baby
- Driftin' (From Town To Town) (1. version)
- Dry Up Baby
- Cryin' All Night Long
Junior Parker
- Bad Women, Bad Whiskey
- You're My Angel


notes by Mike Leadbitter



Polydor 2383 257(UK)
851975Howlin' Wolf: Change My Way

- Mr. Airplane Man
- Love Me Darlin'
- Change My Way
- I Walked From Dallas
- I Better Go Now
- New Crawlin' King Snake
- Just Like I Treat You

- I've Been Abused
- Don't Laugh At Me
- I Didn't Know
- I Ain't Superstitious
- Howlin' Blues
- My Mind Is Ramblin'
- Do The Do
- Hidden Charms


notes by Pete Welding



Chess/GRT CHV 418 (US 1975)

notes by Pete Welding

Chess CHD-93001 (1990)

= CD (Jp 2004)

861975The Blues
The Blues Music in early 50's

Sunnyland Slim
- Johnson Machine
Muddy Waters
- Little Anna Mae
Forrest City Joe
- Mean Mistreatin' Woman
Ethel Mae
- Sugar Papa
Robert Nighthawk
- 6-3-0
- Prison Bound


Howlin' Wolf
- Mama Died And Left Me
Muddy Waters
- Where Is My Woman Been
Doctor Ross
- Doctor Ross Boogie
Willie Nix
- Just One Mistake
Memphis Minnie
- Broken Heart

Howlin' Wolf
- Come To Me Baby



Victor LWG-1089 (Jp promo)
87197?Real Bluesmen & Folksingers

Howlin' Wolf
- Dog Me Around
Curtis Jones
- Lonesome Bedroom Blues
Sonny Terry
- Red River
???
- See See Rider
Yank Rachell
- Texas Tony

???
- Bad Boy
???
- In The Wee Wee Hours
Otis Spann
- Nobody Knows Chicago Like I Do
Leadbelly
- The Gallis Pole
Elmore James
- Dust My Blues



Woody Guthrie
- Pretty Boy Floyd
Lightnin' Hopkins
- Prison Blues Come Down On Me
- Baby, Please Lend Me Your Love

Howlin' Wolf
- Crying At Daybreak
???
- The House Carpenter

Woody Guthrie
- Buffalo Skinners
???
- Rambling On My Mind
John Lee Hooker
- Gonna Boogie
Muddy Waters
- So Glad I'm Livin'
Leadbelly
- Looky, Looky Younder
???
- Johnny Hard

Junior Wells
Buddy Guy
DLP

BYG 20 A (Fr)
881976Howling Wolf: I'm The Wolf
Blues Great Essential Vol. 3

- Crying At Daybreak [RPM 340]
- My Baby Stole Off [RPM 347]
- Brownskin Woman [Crown CLP 5240]
- The Sun Is Rising [Kent KST 9002]
- I'm The Wolf [Kent KST 9002]
- Keep What You Got [Crown CLP 5240]

- Dog Me Around [Crown CLP 5240]
- Worried About My Baby [Crown CLP 5240]
- I Want Your Picture [RPM 347]
- House Rockin' Boogie [Crown CLP 5240]
- Stealing My Clothes [Kent KST 9002]
- Passing By Blues [RPM 340]

1951/52 RPM/Modern recordings; cover art by Kazuyuki Goto

Trio PA-3122 (Jp)

Trio discography

891976Mississippi Blues Anthology
Blues Great Essential Vol. 8

Howling Wolf
- Driving This Highway [Polydor LP 2383 257]
Charlie Booker
- Moonrise Blues
- Rabbit Blues
Houston Boines
- Relation Blues
Boyd Gilmore
- Just An Army Boy
- Ramblin' On My Mind

John Lee Hooker
- Roll 'n' Roll
- No Friend Around
Boyd Gilmore
- All In My Dreams
- Take A Little Walk With Me
Charlie Booker
- No Ridin' Blues
Houston Boines
- Going Home


cover art by Kazuyuki Goto

Trio PA-3127 (Jp)

Trio discography

901976Sun - The Roots of Rock, Volume 1   Catalyst

Howlin' Wolf
- Highway Man (alt tk) [aka Cadillac Daddy, ---, previously unissued] #
Sleepy John Estes
- Registration Day
Rosco Gordon
- T-Model Boogie
Junior Parker
- Mystery Train
Jimmy DeBerry
- Take A Little Chance
Smokey Joe Baugh
- The Signifying Monkey
Jerry Lee Lewis
- Hello Hello Baby
Billy Adams
- Reconsider Baby

Johnny Cash
- Give My Love To Rose
Carl Perkins
- I'm Sorry I'm Not Sorry
Billy Lee Riley
- Rock With Me Baby
Jack Earls
- Crawdad Hole
Roy Orbison
- You're My Baby
Ray Smith & Charlie Rich
- Sail Away
Charlie Rich
- Closed For Repair

# rec. January 23, 1952 in Memphis, TN

notes by Martin Hawkins

Charly CR 30101 (UK)
911977The Roots of Rock Volume 2   Sam's Blues
Howlin' Wolf and Little Milton

Howlin' Wolf
- Howlin' For My Baby [aka The Wolf Is At Your Door, Chess 1497]
- California Blues [---, previously unissued]
- California Boogie [---, previously unissued]
- C.V. Wine Blues [---, previously unissued]
- My Troubles And Me [---, previously unissued]
- Look-A-Here (Baby) [---, previously unissued]
- Decoration Day [18755, previously unissued]
- (Well) That's All Right [18756, previously unissued]

Little Milton
- I Love My Baby
- Rode That Train All Night Long
- Lonesome For My Baby
- If Crying Would Help Me
- Somebody Told Me
- Runnin' Wild Blues
- Beggin' My Baby
Houston Boines
- Carry My Business On


notes by Martin Hawkins

Charly CR 30102 (UK)
921977The Legendary Sun Performers: Howlin' Wolf

- My Baby Walked Off [---, previously unissued]
- Smile At Me [---, previously unissued]
- Bluebird [18752, previously unissued]
- Everybody's In The Mood [---, previously unissued]
- Chocolate Drop [---, previously unissued]
- Come Back Home (tk 3) [---, tk 3, previously unissued]
- Dorothy Mae (tk 1) [---, tk 1, previously unissued]
- Highway Man [---, Charly CR 30101]

- Oh Red
- My Last Affair
- Howlin' For My Baby
- Sweet Woman (I Got A Woman) [18754; previously unissued]
- C.V. Wine Blues [---, Charly CR 30102]
- Look-A-Here Baby [---, Charly CR 30102]
- Decoration Day [18755, Charly CR 30102]
- Well That's All Right [18756, Charly CR 30102]

notes by Martin Hawkins

Charly CR 30134 (UK)
931977After Midnight - Chicago Blues   1952-1957

J.B. Hutto
- Price Of Love
Jimmy Reed
- State Street Boogie
Grace Brim
- Hospitality Blues [J.O.B. 117]
- Man Around My Door [J.O.B. 117]

Howlin' Wolf
- Sweet Woman (I Got A Woman) [18754; Charly CR 30134]
- Dorothy Mae [tk 2; 18750; previously unissued]
Tampa Red
- Please Mr. Doctor
- I Should Have Loved Her More

Eddie Taylor
- Stroll Out West
- Find My Baby
Baby Face Leroy
- Pet Rabbit
- Louella
Curtis Jones
- Flamin' Blues
- Upside Down Blues
L.C. McKinley
- Rosalie Blues
- Pains In My Heart

Delta Swing 379
94197?Down South Blues   1949-1961

Lightnin' Slim
- Station Blues [previously unissued]
- Lightnin' Blues [previously unissued]
- Bad Feelin' Blues [previously unissued]
- School Boy Jump [previously unissued]
Duke Paige
- Ida May [Juke Box 520]
Hot Rod Happy
- Worried Blues [Pacemaker 1014]
- Hot Rod Boogie [Pacemaker 1014]
John Lee Hooker
- Shake Your Boogie [previously unissued]

Woodrow Adams
- Seventh Son [previously unissued]
- Everything I Do Is Wrong [previously unissued]

Howlin' Wolf
- Pony Blues [aka Saddle My Pony; Chess 1515]
- Bluebird Blues [aka Bluebird; previously unissued]
James Tisdom
- Last Affair Blues {Universal-Fox 100]
- Model T Boogie {Universal-Fox 100]
Dr. Hepcat
- Hattie Green [Uptown 201]
- Hepcat's Boogie [Uptown 201]



African Folk Society 3428
951977Roots - Soul Sounds Of A Proud People

- Black Cat - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Mean And Evil - Elmore James
- Boogie Chillen - John Lee Hooker
- Lonesome Bedroom Blues - Willie Nix
- You Gotta Jump Back Baby - Sunny Blair
- Gone With The Wind - Roosevelt Sykes

- Big Boss Man - Jimmy Reed
- Black Nights - Lowell Fulsom
- The Jungle - B.B. King
- Needed Time - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Queen Bee - John Lee Hooker

- Riding In The Moonlight - Howling Wolf


- Dust My Blues - Elmore James
- Chains Of Love - Joe Turner
- When The Sun Goes Down - Smokey Hogg [Kent KST 524]
- Dr. Brown - James Reed
- Highway 99 - Joe Hill Louis
- I'm In The Mood - John Lee Hooker

- Strange Land - Roy Hawkins
- Three O'clock Blues - B.B. King

- Brow Skin Woman - Howling Wolf
- Night Time Is The Right Time - Joe Turner
- You Don't Have To Go - Jimmy Reed
- All In My Dreams - Boyd Gilmore
DLP

Kent KST-700
961979Howlin' Wolf: Heart Like Railroad Steel
Memphis & Chicago Blues 1951-57
15 rare & unreleased recordings1)   Vol. 1

- Highway My Friend [---, previously unissued]
- Hold Your Money [---, previously unissued]
- Streamline Woman [---, previously unissued]
- California Blues [---, previously unissued]
- Stay Here 'til My Baby Comes Back Home [---, previously unissued]
- Crazy 'bout You Baby [---, previously unissued, aka What's Your Name]
- Saddle My Pony [Chess 1515]

- Bluebird [8353, previously unissued]
- You Ought To Know [8355, previously unissued]
- Nature (alt tk) [(8531 alt tk), previously unissued]
- Walk To Camp Hall [8615, previously unissued]
- My Baby Told Me [8617, previously unissued]

1) there are only 12 tracks on that album, appearing on the disc in the session order, but listed incorrectly on the sleeve - the order above is correct !



Blues Ball 2001

BU 134,26

Blues Ball discography

971979Howlin' Wolf: Can't Put Me Out
Chicago 1956-72
Rare & unreleased recordings Volume II

- Can't Put Me Out [9151, previously unissued]
- Commit A Crime [14643, previously unissued]
- Somebody In My Home (alt tk) [---, previously unissued]
- Going Back Home [Chess 1648]
- My Life [Chess 1648]
- Getting Late [9153, previously unissued]

- My People's Gone [9585, previously unissued]
- Long Green Stuff [11917, previously unissued]
- Joy To My Soul [12619, previously unissued]
- Dust My Broom [15818, previously unissued]
- ~40 sec track unlisted on the sleeve (aka Rollin' And Tumblin'); Howlin' Wolf, g, half-singing, half-whispering
- Big House [live version January 26, 1972; previously unissued]

notes by Anonymous





Blues Ball 2002

BU 134,26

Blues Ball discography

981979Howlin' Wolf: From Early 'Til Late
Unissued & Alternate Recordings 1948-1968

- I'm Leavin' You [9150 alt tk, previously unissued]
- Midnight Blues [Moanin' For My Baby, 8775-1, Chess 1695]
- Bluebird ("alt tk") [---, alt tk (18752), Charly CR 30134]
- Mama Died And Left Me [---, Chess 6641 125]
- Dorothy Mae [--- tk 2, (18750), Delta Swing 379]
- Sweet Woman [I Got A Woman, ---, (18754), Charly CR 30134]
- I'm Not Joking [---, Chess 6641 125]

- Midnight Blues (tk 4) [Moaning For My Baby, 8775-4, previously unissued]
- I Better Go Now (tk 3) [I'm Going Away, 8719-3, previously unissued]
- I Didn't Know [8718, previously unissued]
- Can't Put Me Out (tk 3) [9151-3, previously unissued]
- Rollin' And Tumblin' [---, previously unissued] 1)
- I've Been Abused (alt tk) [9583 alt tk, previously unissued]
- Tired Of Crying [17982, previously unissued]
- Poor Wind That Never Change [14640, previously unissued]

(18750) = 1970 Chess remastering matrices
1) same as ~40 sec track having appeared unannounced on Blues Ball 2002 !





Blue Night BN 073-1667

BU 137/138,44

Blue Night discography

991981Chess Blues Rarities
Rare and Unissued Recordings

B.B. King
– Recession Blues
– Don't Keep Me Waiting
– Tickle Britches
– Don't Break Your Promise

Howlin' Wolf
– You Can't Put Me Out
– Gettin' Late

Howlin' Wolf
– Rockin' Daddy
– I Didn't Know
– I Better Go Now
– New Crawlin' King Snake
– My Mind Is Ramblin'
– Tail Dragger
– Poor Wind That Never Change


Buddy Guy
– Stick Around
– Gully Hully
– That's It
– American Bandstand
– Untitled Instrumental
– My Love Is Real
– Moanin'

Hound Dog Taylor
– Down Home Special
– Watch Out
– Scrappin'
– Sittin' Here Alone
– Hound Dog
Sonny Boy Williamson
– Little Village
– Unseen Eye


DLP
notes by Manfred Miller

Teldec/Chess 6.28 601
(Germany 1981)

DLP

= Chess CXMD 4055 (UK
1984) "The Best of Chess"

= Chess 2-9230

DLP

Chess LP 2-92519 (1986)

99a1982Howlin' Wolf: I Am A Backdoor Man
Blues Roots   Vol. 14

- I Had A Dream [Chess 2009]
- Highway My Friend [Blues Ball 2001]
- Hold Your Money [Blues Ball 2001]
- Streamline Woman [Blues Ball 2001]
- You Gonna Wreck My Life (No Place To Go) [Chess 1566 or alt tk ?]
- "Sweet Black Angel" ["Sweet Little Angel", Checker LP 3010]
- "I Can't Stay Here" ["Poor Boy" (Chess 1679)? or alt tk?]

- Back Door Man [Chess 1777]
- I Ain't Superstitious [Chess 1823]
- I'm The Wolf [Chess LP 1512]
- I Walked From Dallas [Chess 1945]
- Watergate Blues [Chess CH-50045]
- You Turn Slick On Me [Chess CH-50045]
- Coon On The Moon [Chess CH-50045]


Teldec/Chess 6.24804
(Germany 1982)


'Blues Roots' discography discography

1001982Muddy & The Wolf

Muddy Waters
- All Aboard
- Blow Wind Blow
- Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had
- Walkin' Thru The Park
- I'm Ready
- Long Distance Call


Howlin' Wolf
- Rockin' Daddy
- What A Woman
- Who's Been Talking?
- The Red Rooster (false start and dialog)
- Highway 49
- The Red Rooster (album version)
- Do The Do

Muddy Waters tracks from "Fathers and Sons"
Howlin' Wolf tracks from "The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions"


inner gatefold of Chess CH-9100  

notes by Peter Guralnick

Chess CH-8200

notes by Peter Guralnick



= Chess CH-9100 (1984)

1011982Wizards from the Southside

Howlin' Wolf
- Down In The Bottom
Muddy Waters
- Rollin' 'N' Tumblin'
John Lee Hooker
- Walkin' The Boogie
Muddy Waters
- Evans Shuffle (Ebony Boogie)
Little Walter
- Mellow Down Easy

Howlin' Wolf
- Evil
Muddy Waters
- Still A Fool

Little Walter
- Hate To See You Go

Howlin' Wolf
- I Ain't Superstitious
Bo Diddley
- She's Mine She's Fine
Muddy Waters
- Just To Be With You
Bo Diddley
- I'm A Man
Sonny Boy Williamson
- Bring It On Home
Muddy Waters
- Mannish Boy



Chess CH-8203

= Chess CH-9102 (1984)

1021982Howlin' Wolf: ridin' in the moonlight

- Ridin' In The Moonlight [previously unissued]
- Crying At Daybreak
- Passing By Blues
- Driving This Highway
- The Sun Is Rising
- Stealing My Clothes
- I'm The Wolf
- Worried About You Baby

- House Rockin' Boogie
- Chocolate Drop
- Keep What You Got
- Dog Me Around
- Moanin' At Midnight
- I Want Your Picture
- My Baby Stole Off
- Ridin' In The Moonlight

notes by Ray Topping

Ace CH 52
1031982Howlin' Wolf: Red Rooster

- Cause Of It All
- Killing Floor
- Red Rooster
- Poor Boy
- Built For Comfort

- Do The Do
- Highway 49
- Worried About You
- Commit A Crime
- Wang-Dang-Doodle


Joker International SM 3990
(It)

notes by Nigel Molden



= Blue Moon BMLP-1.019
(UK 1984)
"All Night Boogie"


= Cleo CL 022983 (NL)

1041982?Howlin' Wolf Live In Europe 1964

- Shake It For Me
- Love Me
- Dust My Broom []
- I Didn't Mean To Hurt Your Feelings
- Rockin' The Blues

- All My Life []
- Going Down Slow #
- Howling For My Darlin'
- Forty-Four []

rec. November 6, 1964 at the American Folk Blues Festival in Bremen, Germany; Howlin' Wolf, voc, [] hca; Hubert Sumlin, g; Sunnyland Slim, p; Willie Dixon, b, # sp; Clifton James, dr



Sundown CG 709-07

Sundown discography

1051983Red Hot & Blue

Jackie Brenston And The Delta Cats - Rocket 88
Dewey Phillips - Red Hot And Blue
Billy The Kid Emerson - Red Hot
Billy Love - Gee I Wish
Guitar Red - Baby Please Don't Go
Little Junior's Blue Flames - Love Me Baby
Rosco Gordon - Bop With Me Baby
Earl Hooker - The Hucklebuck
Tiny Kennedy - Strange Kinda Feeling
Rufus Thomas - Bear Cat
Eddie Snow - Ain't That Right
Pat Hare - It Ain't Gonna Be That Way (Bonus Pay)

Howlin' Wolf - Oh Red
Little Junior's Blue Flames - Mystery Train
Doctor Ross - Doctor Ross' Boogie (alt.)
Pinetop Perkins - Pinetop's Boogie Woogie
Tiny Kennedy - Blues Disease

Charly CRB 1061
1061983Chess Masters - Chicago Blues

Johnny Jones - Big Town Playboy
Johnny Jones - Shelby County
Blue Smitty - Sad Story [Chess 1522]
Blue Smitty - Elgin Movements [Chess unissued]
Blue Smitty - Date Bait [Chess unissued]
Eddie Boyd - Twenty Four Hours

J B Lenoir - Eisenhower Blues
J B Lenoir - Sitting Down Thinking
John Brim - It Was A Dream
Henry Gray - I Declare That Ain't Right
Henry Gray - Matchbox Blues
John Brim - Lifetime Baby


Otis Spann - It Must Have Been The Devil
Otis Spann - Five Spot
John Brim - Go Away
John Brim - That Ain't Right
Jimmy Rogers - You're The One
Jimmy Rogers - If It Ain't Me

Muddy Waters - Rock Me
Jimmy Rogers - One Kiss

Howlin' Wolf - I'm Leavin' You
Buddy Guy - Let Me Love You Baby
Buddy Guy - My Time After Awhile
Robert Nighthawk - Someday


concept by Matt Haywood; compiled by Leslie Fancourt & Matt Haywood
DLP



Chess CXMD 4013 (UK)
1071984Howlin' Wolf: His Greatest Sides Volume One

- Down In The Bottom
- No Place To Go
- Sitting On Top Of The World
- Smokestack Lightnin'
- The Red Rooster
- Spoonful
- Evil Side

- Killing Floor
- Do The Do
- I Ain't Superstitious
- Who's Been Talkin'
- Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy
- Back Door Man
- Wang Dang Doodle




Chess CH-9107
1081984Howlin' Wolf: The Wolf   1910-76

- I Ain't Superstitious
- Goin' Down Slow
- Somebody Walkin' In My House
- Commit A Crime
- My Mind Is Ramblin'

- I Walked From Dallas
- My Country Sugar Mama
- Louise
- Hold On To Your Money
- Streamline Woman


Blue Moon BMLP-1.009
(UK 1984)


= Cleo CL 032683 (NL)
"I Am The Wolf"

1091984Howlin' Wolf: Walk That Walk
with Hubert Sumlin and Willie Johnson
Wolfman at the Chess Studio 1957-59


- I've Been Abused [9583-5]
- I've Been Abused [9583-7]
- I'm Leaving You [9150-7]
- I'm Leaving You [9150-10]
- Howlin' For My Baby [9584-1]
- Howlin' For My Baby [9584-7]
- Nature [8531-3]
- Nature [8531-4]
- Nature [8531-6]

- Moaning For My Baby [8775-3]
- Moaning For My Baby [8775-4; Blue Night BN 073-1667]
- Wolf In The Mood (instr.) [---]
- Mr. Airplane Man [9586-1]
- Mr. Airplane Man [9586-2]
- I Better Go Now [9272-1]
- I Better Go Now [9272-2]




P-Vine PLP 6031
1101985Sun Records - The Blues Years 1950-1956

record one:
side 1 - Boogie In The Park

Lost John Hunter & The Blind Bats
- Cool Down Mama
- School Boy
Charlie Burse
- Shorty The Barber
Joe Hill Louis
- Boogie In The Park
- Gotta Let You Go
Sleepy John Estes
- Registration Day Blues
- Policy Man
- Rats In My Kitchen
- Runnin' Around


side 2 - Highway Man
Howlin' Wolf
- Highway Man #
- My Troubles And Me #
- Everybody's In The Mood #
- Decoration Day Blues #
- Bluebird Blues #
- Well That's Alright #
- My Baby Walked Off #
- Come Back Home #

# rec. Memphis, TN, 1952
9 LP box set







Charly Sun Box 105

Sun Bluesbox discography

1111986?Howlin' Wolf: The Big Foot From West Memphis
The Howlin' Wolf Masterworks Vol. 1

- The Wolf Is At Your Door
- Howlin' Wolf Boogie [Chess 1497]
- California Blues
- Look-A-Here Baby
- Getting Old And Gray
- Mr. Highway Man
- Everybody's In The Mood
- Bluebird [Blues Ball LP 2001]

- Saddle My Pony
- Worried All The Time
- Dorothy Mae
- Sweet Woman
- Well That's All Right
- Decoration Day
- Oh Red
- My Last Affair


P-Vine PLP-6062
1121986?Howlin' Wolf: I'm The Wolf
The Howlin' Wolf Masterworks Vol. 2

- I've Got A Woman [Chess LP 1512]
- Just My Kind [Chess LP 1512]
- Work For Money [Chess LP 1512]
- I'm Not Joking [Chess LP 6641 125]
- Mama Died And Left Me [Chess LP 6641 125]
- I Love My Baby [Chess 1557]
- Hold Your Money [Blues Ball 2001]
- Stay Here Till My Baby Comes Back [Blues Ball 2001]

- Highway My Friend [Blues Ball 2001]
- Crazy About You Baby [Blues Ball 2001]
- Streamline Woman [Blues Ball 2001]
- California Blues [Blues Ball 2001]
- Neighbors [Chess LP 1512]
- I'm The Wolf [Chess LP 1512]
- Rockin' Daddy [Chess 1566]
- I'll Be Around [Chess 1584]

rec. between 1953 and October 1954

P-Vine PLP-6065
112a1987The Best of Chess Blues   Volume One

- Rollin' Stone - Muddy Waters
- Black Angel Blues (Sweet Black Angel) - Robert Nighthawk
- 24 Hours - Eddie Boyd and His Chess Men
- Seventh Son - Willie Mabon
- Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulsom
- (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters

- Smokestack Lightnin' - Howlin' Wolf
- Juke - Little Walter & His Night Cats
- Eisenhower Blues - J.B. Lenoir
- Walking By Myself - Jimmy Rogers
- Don't Start Me Talkin' - Sonny Boy Williamson
- Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights) - Little Walter


compiled by Andy McKaie



Chess CHD-31315
112b1987The Best of Chess Blues   Volume Two

- Back Door Man - Howlin' Wolf
- Madison Blues - Elmore James
- Your Funeral My Trail - Sonny Boy Williamson II
- So Many Roads, So Many Trains - Otis Rush
- My Time After Awhile - Buddy Guy
- You Shook Me - Muddy Waters
- Bring It on Home - Sonny Boy Williamson II

- Little Red Rooster - Howlin' Wolf
- One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - John Lee Hooker
- Baby What You Want Me To Do - Etta James
- Stormy Monday - Little Milton
- Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor


compiled by Andy McKaie



Chess CHD-31316
1131987?Howlin' Wolf: Sittin' On Top Of The World
The Howlin' Wolf Masterworks Vol. 3

- Who Will Be Next
- I Have A Little Girl
- Come To Be Baby
- Don't Mess With My Baby
- You Can't Be Beat
- So Glad
- Break Of Day [Chess LP 6641 125]
- The Natchez Burnin'
- Going Back Home

- Bluebird
- My Life
- You Ought To Know
- Somebody In My Home (alt tk) [Chess 1668 ? / Blues Ball LP 2001 ?]
- Nature
- Walk To Camp Hill [Blues Ball LP 2001]
- Poor Boy
- My Baby Told Me [Blues Ball LP 2001]
- Sittin' On Top Of The World


P-Vine PLP-6072
1141988?Howlin' Wolf: 300 Pounds Of The Blues
The Howlin' Wolf Masterworks Vol. 4

- I Didn't Know [Chess 1695]
- Howlin' Blues [Chess 1726]
- Can't Put Me Out [Blues Ball LP 2002]
- Change My Way [Chess 1712]
- Gettin' Late [Blues Ball LP 2002]
- I've Been Abused [Chess 1735]
- My People's Gone [Blues Ball LP 2002]
- Mr. Airplane [Chess 1735]

- Just Like I Treat You [Chess 1823]
- I Ain't Superstitious [Chess 1823]
- Mama's Baby [Chess 1844]
- Do The Do [Chess 1844]
- Tail Dragger [Chess 1890]
- Long Green Stuff [Blues Ball LP 2002]
- Hidden Charms [Chess 1890]
- 300 Pounds Of Joy [Chess 1870]

rec. between January 1956 and August 1963

P-Vine PLP-6076
1151988?Howlin' Wolf: Killing Floor
The Howlin' Wolf Masterworks Vol. 5

- Joy To My Soul [Blues Ball LP 2002]
- Built For Comfort
- Love My Darling
- Killing Floor
- My Country Sugar Mama
- Louise [Chess 1923]
- I Walked From Dallas [Chess 1945]
- Tell Me What I've Done
- Don't Laugh At Me
- Ooh Baby, Hold Me

- Poor Wind That Never Change
- New Crawlin' Kingsnake
- My Mind Is Rambling [Chess 1968]
- Commit A Crime [Blues Ball LP 2002]
- Pop It To Me [Chess 2009]
- I Had A Dream
- Dust My Broom
- Rollin' And Tumblin' [Blues Ball LP 2002]
- Mary Sue
- Hard Luck
- Tired Of Crying

rec. between August 1963 and July 1969

P-Vine PLP-6079
1161989Howlin' Wolf: Cadillac Daddy
Memphis Recordings, 1952

- Cadillac Daddy (Mr. Highway Man) (alt tk)
- Bluebird Blues
- My Last Affair (tk 1) [previously unissued]
- Oh Red! (tk 2) [previously unissued]
- Come Back Home (tk 1) [previously unissued]
- Dorothy Mae

- Decoration Day Blues
- Color And Kind [previously unissued]
- Drinkin' C.V. Wine [previously unissued]
- I Got A Woman (Sweet Woman)
- Everybody's In The Mood
- My Baby Walked Off

notes by Martin Hawkins



Rounder SS 28
116a1990?The Greatest in Country Blues   (1927-1956)

LP 1
- High Water Everywhere - Charlie Patton
- See That My Grave Is Kepy Clean - Blind Lemon Jefferson
- Cotton Field Blues Part 2 - Garfield Akers
- James Alley Blues - Richard "Rabbit" Brown
- Had A Good Father And Mother - Washington Phillips
- Travelin' Blues - Blind Willie McTell
- Canned Heat Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Minglewood Blues - Cannon's Jug Stompers
- Nappy Head Blues - Bobby Grant
- Third Street Woman Blues - Blind Willie Reynolds
- My Black Momma Part I - Son House
- Bull-Doze Blues - Henry Thomas
- Dark Was The Night Cold Was The Ground - Blind Willie Johnson
- Trouble Hearted Blues - Ishman Bracey
- Honey In The Rock - Blind Mamie Forehand
- Frankie - Mississippi John Hurt
- Man Trouble Blues - Jaybird Coleman
- How Long - Frank Stokes
- Future Blues - Willie Brown
- Voice Throwin' Blues - Walter "Buddy Boy" Hawkins


LP 2
- Devil Got The Woman - Skip James
- When That Great Ship Went Down - William And Versey Smith
- The Jail House Blues - Sam Collins
- Touch Me Light Momma - George "Bullet" Williams
- Mothers Love - Blind Joe Taggart
- Skin Man Blues - "Hi" Henry Brown
- Lost Lover Blues - Lottie Kimbrough
- Levee Camp Moan Blues - Texas Alexander
- K.C. Moan - Memphis Jug Band
- Paddlin' Madeline Blues - Gitfiddle Jim
- Preachin' Blues - Robert Johnson
- Billy Lyons And Stack O'Lee - Furry Lewis
- Fryin' Pan Skillet Blues - Bessie Tucker
- Dallas Rag - Dallas String Band
- Crazy Cryin' Blues - Memphis Minnie
- Woke Up This Morning - Roosevelt Graves
- That's No Way To Get Along - Robert Wilkins
- McAbee Railroad Piece - Palmer McAbee
- The Gone Dead Train - King Soloman Hill
- Hastings St. - Blind Blake And Charlie Spand


LP 3
- Shorty George - Smith Casey
- Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down - Bozie Sturdivant
- I Be's Troubled - Muddy Waters
- How You Want It Done? - Big Bill Broonzy
- She's Coming Back Some Cold Rainy Day - The Georgia Cotton Pickers
- Sic 'Em Dogs On - Bukka White
- California Desert Blues - Lane Hardin
- Lonesome Day Blues - Jesse James
- Moanin' The Blues - Allen Shaw
- Midnight Hour Blues - Leroy Carr
- Jack O'Diamonds - Pete Harris
- Dust My Broom - Elmore James
- Rowdy Blues - Kid Bailey
- Rollin' And Tumblin' - Baby Face Leroy
- Penitentiary Blues (Pt. 1 & 2) - Smokey Hogg
- Baby How Long - Dan Pickett
- Mighty Long Time - Sonny Boy Williamson
- River Blues (Pt. 2) - Lowell Fulson

- Smokestack Lightnin' - Howlin' Wolf
- Moanin' Blues - Lightnin' Hopkins

compiled by Johnny Parth
3 LP set
20 page booklet notes
by Paul Oliver
click to enlarge !
RST Blues Documents BD-1
(Austria)

3 CD set
click to enlarge !
= Story Of Blues/Da Music
(1992)

3 CD set
click to enlarge !
= 1201 Music (1999)

1171990Howlin' Wolf: The Memphis Days
The definite edition Vol. 1

- Oh Red (tk 1) [previously unissued]
- My Last Affair (tk 1)
- Come Back Home (tk 1)
- California Boogie
- California Blues
- Look-A-Here Baby
- Smile At Me
- My Baby Walked Off
- Drinkin' CV Wine (CV Wine Blues)
- My Troubles And Me
- Chocolate Drop
- Mr. Highway Man (Cadillac Daddy)
- Bluebird Blues
- Color And Kind
- (Everybody's) In The Mood
- Dorothy Mae (# 2)
- I Got A Woman/Sweet Woman
- Decoration Day Blues
- (Well) That's All Right
- How Many More Years [previously unissued]
- Baby Ride With Me [previously unissued]

12-page booklet
by Colin Escott

Bear Family BCD 15460 (G)
1181990Howlin' Wolf: The Power Of The Voice

- Ain't Superstitious
- Sittin On The Top Of The World
- Built For Comfort
- The Red Rooster
- Highway 49
- Chause Of It All
- Killing Floor
- Brownskin Woman
- The Sun Is Rising
- I'm The Wolf
- House Rockin' Boogie
- Doggin' Around
- Keep What You Got
- My Baby Stole Off
- Crying At Daybreak
- Passing By
- Poor Boy
- Commit A Crime
- Wang Dang Doodle
- Do The Do
- Worried About My Baby
- Rockin' Daddy

notes by Marino Grandi

Blues Encore CD 52002 (It)
1191991Howlin' Wolf: The Memphis Days
The definite edition Vol. 2

- Baby Ride With Me
- How Many More Years
- Moanin' At Midnight
- Howlin' Wolf Boogie
- The Wolf Is At Your Door
- Mr. Highway Man
- Getting Old And Grey
- Worried All The Time
- Saddle My Pony
- Oh Red!
- My Last Affair
- Come Back Home (tk 2)
- Dorothy Mae
- Oh Red (tk 2)
- Come Back Home (tk 3)
- How Many More Years [previously unissued]
- How Many More Years
- Baby Ride With Me [previously unissued]
- Baby Ride With Me [previously unissued]

8-page booklet
by Jim Dickinson

Bear Family BCD 15500 (G)
119a1991The Blues   Volume 6
'50s Rarities

- Going Back Home - Howlin' Wolf [Chess 1648]
- Juke (U 7437-4) - Little Walter [previously unissued]
- Funeral Hearse At My Door - Rocky Fuller
- Date Bait - Blue Smitty & His String Men
- Lake Michigan - Memphis Minnie
- What Kind Of Gal Is That? - Little Joe E. Lee
- I Don't Know - Sonny Boy Williamson II
- Would You Call Me A Fool? - Percy Mayfield
- All Night Long - Muddy Waters
- Gary Stomp - John Brim
- Overseas - Floyd Jones
- Got Lonesome Here - Eddie Boyd
- Messin' Around With The Blues - Alberta Adams
- I'm Mad (alt tk) - Willie Mabon [previously unissued]
- Alarm Clock Blues - Floyd Dixon
- Don't Drive Me Baby - Lowell Fulson



Chess/MCA CH/CHD-
9330 (1991)
1201991Howlin' Wolf: The Chess Box

disc 1 (1951 to 1955):
- Moanin' At Midnight
- How Many More Years
- Howlin' Wolf Boogie
- The Wolf Is At Your Door
- Mr. Highway Man
- Bluebird
- Saddle My Pony
- (Well,) That's All Right
- My Last Affair
- Just My Kind
- Work For Your Money
- Mama Died And Left Me
- All Night Boogie (All Night Long)
- Streamline Woman
- Crazy About You Baby
- You Gonna Wreck My Life
- Neighbors
- I'm The Wolf
- Rockin' Daddy
- Baby How Long
- Evil
- I'll Be Around
- Forty Four
- Who Will Be Next
- Don't Mess With My Baby

disc 2 (1956 to 1963):
- Smokestack Lightnin'
- You Can't Be Beat
- I Asked For Water
- The Natchez Burnin'
- Who's Been Talkin'
- Tell Me
- Sittin' On Top Of The World
- I Didn't Know
- Moaning For My Baby
- Change My Way
- I Better Go Now
- Howlin' For My Darling
- I've Been Abused
- Mr. Airplane Man (previously unreleased alt tk)
- Wang Dang Doodle
- Back Door Man
- Spoonful
- Down In The Bottom
- Shake For Me
- The Red Rooster
- You'll Be Mine
- Just Like I Treat You
- I Ain't Superstitious
- Goin' Down Slow
- Tail Dragger
- Hidden Charms
- Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy
- Built For Comfort

disc 3 (1964 to 1973):
- Love Me Darlin'
- Killing Floor
- My Country Sugar Mama
- Louise
- I Walked From Dallas
- Tell Me What I've Done
- Don't Laugh At Me
- Ooh Baby (Hold Me)
- New Crawlin' King Snake
- My Mind Is Ramblin'
- Commit A Crime
- Dust My Broom
- I'm The Wolf [previously unissued]
- Ain't Goin' Down That Dirt Road [solo version; previously unissued])
- Mary Sue
- Hard Luck
- Red Rooster
- Moving

compiled by Andy McKaie
3 CD box
32-page booklet by Chris
Morris & Dick Shurman

Chess/MCA CHD3-9332

= Chess/MCA CH5-9332
(5 LP box)

1211992Chess Blues

disc 1
- Lollypop Mama - Clarence Samuels
- Bilbo Is Dead - Andrew Tibbs
- Johnson Machine Gun - Sunnyland Slim
- Fly Right, Little Girl - Sunnyland Slim
- Little Anna Mae - Muddy Waters
- I Can't Be Satisfied - Muddy Waters
- My Sweet Lovin' Woman - Robert Nighthawk
- I Feel Like Going Home - Muddy Waters
- She Ain't Nowhere - Sunnyland Slim
- Florida Hurricane - St. Louis Jimmy
- Memory Of Sonny Boy - Forest City Joe
- Tonky Boogie - Forrest Sykes
- Cryin' The Blues - Laura Rucker
- My Head Can't Rest Anymore - Baby Face Leroy
- Big Town Playboy - Johnny Jones
- Sweet Black Angel - Robert Nighthawk
- Rollin' Stone - Muddy Waters
- Luedella - Jimmy Rogers
- Mother Earth - Memphis Slim
- Dr. Ross' Boogie - Doctor Ross
- Joliet Blues - Johnny Shines

- Moanin' At Midnight - Howlin' Wolf
- All Night Long - Muddy Waters Alternate Take
- Mr. Commissioner - Arbee Stidham Alternate Take

- Getting Old And Grey - Howlin' Wolf

disc 2
- Walkin' The Boogie - John Lee Hooker Alternate Take
- Juke - Little Walter
- Conjur Man - Memphis Minnie
- Who's Gonna Be Your Sweet Man When I'm Gone - Muddy Waters
- Broken Heart - Memphis Minnie Alternate Take
- Truckin' Little Woman - Willie Nix
- Funeral Hearse At My Door - Rocky Fuller
- Hard Time Gettin' Started - Eddie Boyd
- Don't Need No Horse - Little Walter
- Eight Ball - Gus Jenkins
- Fast Boogie - Little Walter
- I'm Mad - Willie Mabon
- Ice Cream Man - John Brim
- Whose Muddy Shoes - Elmore James
- Got To Have It - Willie Mabon
- I Declare That Ain't Right - Henry Gray
- Remember - Alberta Adams
- [Untitled Instrumental] - Henry Gray
- Blues With A Feeling - Little Walter
- (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man - Muddy Waters

- Forty-Four - Howlin' Wolf
- Got To Find My Baby - Little Walter Alternate Take
- Evil - Howlin' Wolf
- Reconsider Baby - Lowell Fulson
- Mama Talk To Your Daughter - J.B. Lenoir


disc 3
- Mellow Down Easy - Little Walter
- My Eyes (Keep Me in Trouble) - Muddy Waters
- My Baby - Little Walter
- You Got To Love Me - Billy Boy Arnold
- Walking The Blues - Willie Dixon
- Don't Start Me To Talkin' - Sonny Boy Williamson II

- Smokestack Lightning - Howlin' Wolf
- Twenty-Nine Ways To My Baby's Door - Willie Dixon
- Right To Love You - Paul Gayton
- Ain't Nobody's Business - Jimmy Witherspoon
- I'm Leaving You - Otis Spann

- Break Of Day - Howlin' Wolf
- Please Don't Go - Floyd Dixon
- Keep It To Yourself - Sonny Boy Williamson II
- Walking By Myself - Jimmy Rogers
- Got My Mojo Working - Muddy Waters
- Fattening Frogs For Snakes - Sonny Boy Williamson II
- Slow Leake - Lafayette Leake

- Sitting On Top Of The World - Howlin' Wolf
- She Don't Know - J.B. Lenoir
- Your Funeral And My Trial - Sonny Boy Williamson II
- Key To The Highway - Little Walter
- Double Trouble - Muddy Waters Alternate Take
- Come On Home - Eddie Boyd
- Goat - Sonny Boy Williamson II Band Track
- So Many Roads, So Many Trains - Otis Rush


disc 4
- First Time I Met the Blues - Buddy Guy
- Too Poor - Detroit Junior
- Blue Shadows - Lowell Fulson
- The Shakedown - Lloyd Glenn
- Sun Is Shining - Elmore James Alternate Take
- Calling On My Darling - Albert King

- The Red Rooster - Howlin' Wolf
- Nine Below Zero - Sonny Boy Williamson II
- Goin' Down Slow - Howlin' Wolf
- Satisfied - Little Milton
- Something's Got A Hold On Me - Etta James
- Wrinkles - The Big Three Trio
- Bring It On Home - Sonny Boy Williamson II
- Good Moanin' Blues - Big Walter Horton

- Killing Floor - Howlin' Wolf
- What Kind Of Man Is That? - Koko Taylor
- We're Gonna Make It - Little Milton
- Wang Dang Doodle - Koko Taylor
- Dirty Work Goin' On - Little Joe Blue
- One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer - John Lee Hooker
- Jinglin' Baby - Eddie "Guitar" Burns
- That's Why I Don't Mind - Muddy Waters
- Keep It To Myself - Buddy Guy
- Sitting Here Alone - Hound Dog Taylor
- I'd Rather Go Blind - Etta James
4 CD set

Chess CX3663
1221993Howlin' Wolf: London Sessions
The Blues Collection # 7

- Rockin' Daddy
- I Ain't Superstitious
- Sittin' On Top Of The World
- Worried About My Baby
- What A Woman!
- Poor Boy
- Built For Comfort
- Who's Been Talking
- The Red Rooster (rehearsal)
- The Red Rooster
- Do The Do
- Highway 49
- Wang-Dang-Doodle

- Howlin' For My Baby
- Smokestack Lightnin'
- Back Door Man
- Killing Floor

"original recordings, digitally remastered"; ed. by Tony Russell

Orbis BLUNC007
1231993Howlin' Wolf: The Complete Recordings 1951-1969

disc 1:
- Moanin' At Midnight
- How Long How Many More Years
- The Wolf Is At Your Door (Howlin' For My Baby)
- Howlin' Wolf Boogie
- Getting Old And Gray
- Mr. Highway Man
- Saddle My Pony
- Worried All The Time
- Oh Red
- My Last Affair
- Baby Ride With Me (Ridin' In The Moonlight)
- California Boogie
- Look A Here Baby
- Everybody's In The Mood
- Colour And Kind
- Blue Bird
- Sweet Woman (I Got A Woman)
- Well That's Alright
- Decoration Day
- Dorothy Mae
- Come Back Home

disc 2:
- Smile At Me
- California Blues
- My Baby Walked Off
- My Troubles And Me
- Chocolate Drop
- Dorothy Mae (tk 1)
- Drinkin' C.V. Wine
- How Many More Years (alt tk)
- Baby Ride With Me (alt tk)
- Baby Ride With Me (alt tk)
- Baby Ride With Me (alt tk)
- How Many More Years (alt tk)
- How Many More Years (alt tk)
- How Many More Years (alt tk)
- Mr.Highway Man (alt tk)
- My Last Affair (tk 1)
- Come Back Home (tk 1)
- Come Back Home (tk 2)
- Oh Red (tk 1)
- Oh Red (tk 2)

disc 3:
- I've Got A Woman
- Just My Kind
- Work For Your Money
- I'm Not Joking
- Mama Died And Left Me
- Highway Be My Friend
- Hold To Your Money
- Streamline Woman
- California Blues
- Stay Here 'Till My Baby Comes
- Crazy About You Baby
- All Night Boogie
- I Love My Baby
- No Place To Go
- Neighbors
- I'm The Wolf
- Rockin' Daddy
- Baby How Long
- Evil
- I'll Be Around
- Forty Four

disc 4:
- Who Will Be Next
- I Have A Little Girl
- Come To Me Baby
- Don't Mess With Me Baby
- Smokestack Lightnin'
- You Can't Be Beat
- I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
- So Glad
- Break Of Day
- Natchez Burning
- Going Back Home
- Bluebird
- My Life
- You Ought To Know
- Who's Been Talkin'
- Tell Me
- Somebody In My Home
- Nature
- Walk To Camp Hall
- Poor Boy
- My Baby Told Me
- Sittin' On Top Of The World
- Howlin' Blues
- I Better Go Now

disc 5:
- I Didn't Know
- Moanining For My Baby
- I'm Leaving You
- Can't Put Me Out
- Change My Way
- Gettining Late
- I've Been Abused
- Howlin' For My Darling
- My People's Gone
- Mr. Airplane Man
- Wang Dang Doodle
- Back Door Man
- Spoonful
- Little Baby
- Down In The Bottom
- Shake For Me
- The Red Rooster
- You'll Be Mine
- Just Like I Treat You
- I Ain't Superstitious
- Going Down Slow
- Mama's Baby
- Do The Do
- Tail Dragger
- Long Green Stuff

disc 6:
- Sugar Mama
- May I Have A Talk With You
- Hidden Charms
- 300 lbs Of Joy
- Joy To My Soul
- Built For Comfort
- Love Me Darlin'
- Killing Floor
- My Country Sugar Mama
- Louise
- I Walked From Dallas
- Tell Me What I've Done
- Don't Laugh At Me
- Ooh Baby,Ooh Baby
- Poor Wind That Never Change
- New Crawlin' King Snake
- My Mind Is Ramblin'
- Commit A Crime
- Pop It To Me
- I Had A Dream
- Dust My Broom
- Mary Sue
- Hard Luck
- Tired Of Crying

disc 7:
- You Gonna Wreck My Life (alt tk)
- Somebody In My Home (alt tk)
- Nature (tks 1-6)
. Nature (alt tk)
- I Didn't Know
- I Better Go Now (tk 1 only)
- Moanin' For My Baby (tks 3-4)
- I'm Leaving You (alt tk)
- I'm Leaving You (tks 7-10)
- You Can't Put Me Out
- I've Been Abused (tks 5-7)
- Howlin' For My Darling (tks 1-7)
- Wolf In The Mood
- Mr. Airplane Man (tks 1-2)
- Rollin' And Tumblin'
- I'm The Wolf
- Ain't Goin' Down That Dirt Road
- talk session (approx. 10 min.)

7 CD box
notes by Les Fancourt

Charly RED BOX 7 (UK)
1241994Howlin' Wolf: Ain't Gonna Be Your Dog
Chess Collectibles Vol. 2

disc 1:
- Look-A-Here Baby [Charly 30102]
- California Blues # 1 [Charly 30102]
- Worried All The Time [Chess 1515]
- Everybody's In The Mood [Charly 30134]
- Color And Kind [Rounder SS 28]
- Dorothy Mae [Charly 30134]
- Sweet Woman [aka I Got A Woman; Charly 30134]
- Decoration Day [Charly 30102]
- Oh Red [Rounder SS 28 ?]
- I'm Not Joking [Chess 6641 125]
- Highway My Friend [Blues Ball 2001]
- Hold Your Money [Blues Ball 2001]
- California Blues # 2 [Blues Ball 2001]
- Stay Here Til My Baby Comes Back [Blues Ball 2001]
- Come To Me Baby [Chess 1607]
- So Glad [Chess 1632]
- Bluebird [Blues Ball 2001]
- My Life [Chess 1648]
- You Ought To Know [Blues Ball 2001]
- Nature (alt tk) [Blues Ball 2001]
- Walk To Camp Hall [Blues Ball 2001]
- Poor Boy (alt tk) [previously unissued]

disc 2:
- My Baby Told Me (alt tk) [Blues Ball 2001]
- Midnight Blues (aka Moaning For My Baby; alt tk) [Blue Night 073 1667]
- You Can't Put Me Out [Blues Ball 2002]
- Getting Late [Blues Ball 2002]
- (Wolf) In The Mood [P-Vine PLP 6031]
- My People's Gone [Blues Ball 2002]
- Mama's Baby [Chess 1844]
- Tail Dragger (alt tk) [previously unissued]
- Long Green Stuff [Blues Ball 2002]
- (She Brought) Joy To My Soul [Blues Ball 2002]
- Poor Wind That Never Change [Blue Night 073 1667]
- Pop It To Me [Chess 2009]
- I Had A Dream [Chess 2009]
- The Big House (studio version) [17981; previously unissued]
- Tired Of Crying [Blue Night 073 1667]
- Rollin' And Tumblin' (acoustic fragment) [Blues Ball 2002]
- More Howlin' Wolf Talks [previously unissued]
- I Ain't Gonna Be You Dog No More (acoustic) [previously unissued]
- Woke Up This Morning (acoustic) [previously unissued]
- Ain't Going Down That Dirt Road (acoustic, 2nd tk) [previously unissued]

2 CD set
notes by Dick Shurman

Chess/MCA CHD2-9349
(US 1994)
1251995Ain't Times Hard
Modern Blues Anthology

CD 1
- Dust My Broom - Elmore James
- Well That's All Right - Howlin' Wolf
- Five Long Years - Eddie Boyd
- Seems Like A Million Years - Willie Nix
- We All Gotta Go Sometime - Joe Hill Louis
- Mojo Boogie - J.B. Lenoir
- Evening Sun - Johnny Shines
- I'm Looking For A Woman - Little Hudson
- Easy - Big Walter Horton
- Bear Cat (The Answer To Hound Dog) - Rufus Thomas
- Take A Little Chance - Jimmy De Berry
- Feelin' Good - Junior Parker
- Mystery Train - Junior Parker
- The Boogie Disease - Doctor Ross
- Hart's Bread Boogie - Billy Love
- Ain't Times Hard - Floyd Jones
- Combination Boogie - J.B. Hutto
- Cotton Crop Blues - James Cotton
- I'm Gonna Murder My Baby - Pat Hare
- You Don't Have To Go - Jimmy Reed
- Bad Boy - Eddie Taylor
- Aw Baby (Sweet Home Chicago) - Robert Jr. Lockwood
- So Long Baby, Goodbye - Willie Johnson


cd 2
- I Wish You Would - Billy Boy Arnold
- Big Town Playboy - Eddie Taylor
- Hands Off - Priscilla Bowman
- I Ain't Got You - Billy Boy Arnold
- Every Woman I Know (Crazy About Automobiles) - Billy 'The Kid' Emerson
- Judgement Day - Snooky Pryor
- I Can't Quit You Baby - Otis Rush
- Have A Good Time - Big Walter Horton
- The Telephone Is Ringing - Pee Wee Crayton
- Going Back Home - Big Joe Williams
- It's You Baby - Sunnyland Slim
- Fishin' In My Pond - Lee Jackson
- The Twelve Year Old Boy - Elmore James
- All Your Love - Magic Sam
- Honest I Do - Jimmy Reed
- Blues Get Off My Shoulder - Bobby Parker
- Mama, You Got A Daughter - John Lee Hooker
- Double Trouble - Otis Rush
- Row Your Boat - Charles Clark
- Roll You Moneymaker - Shakey Jake
- This Is The End - Buddy Guy
- Number Nine Train - Tarheel Slim
- Kansas City - Jimmy Witherspoon
- I'm In The Mood - John Lee Hooker


cd 3
- Bad Luck And Trouble - Boogie Jake
- No More Doggin' - Rosco Gordon
- Baby, What You Want Me To Do - Jimmy Reed
- Rockin' The House - Memphis Slim
- Just A Little Bit - Rosco Gordon
- Fannie Mae - Buster Brown
- Somebody's Doin' Me Wrong - Edgar Blanchard
- Little By Little - Junior Wells
- Will My Man Be Home Tonight? - Lillian Offitt
- You Don't Have To Go - Sam Myers
- Messin' With The Kid - Junior Wells
- Blue Guitar - Earl Hooker
- Sittin' Here Drinkin' - Christine Kitrell
- You Don't Love Me - Willie Cobbs
- Bright Lights, Big City - Jimmy Reed
- Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker
- Got Me A Louisiana Woman - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Shake Your Moneymaker - Elmore James
- Mean Old Frisco - Arthur 'Big Boy' Crudup
- My Baby's Sweet - Homesick James
- It Hurts Me Too - Elmore James
- Too Many Cooks - Jesse Fortune
- Cut You A-Loose - Rick Allen
- You Better Stop - Andrew Brown


cd 4
- Rough Dried Woman, Pt. 1 - Big Mac
- Ain't Broke Ain't Hungry - Polka Dot Slim
- Figure Head - Lonnie Brooks
- The Way I Feel - Detroit Junior
- Southern Country Boy - Carter Brothers
- Out Of Bad Luck - Magic Sam
- Ride With Your Daddy Tonight - Frank Frost
- Say You're Leavin' - Fenton Robinson
- She's Crazy 'bout Entertainers - Jerry Mccain
- Hard Times - Young, Mighty Joe
- Rambling Woman - Johnny 'Big Moose' Walker
- Put It All In There - George 'Wild Child' Butler
- Long Way From Home - Lightnin' Hopkins
- Rock Me Baby - Ike And Tina Turner
- Cummins Prison Farm - Calvin Leavy
- Stormy Monday - T-Bone Walker
- Shakin' Hands With The Judge - Little Joe Blue
- My Baby - Lowell Fulson
- High Cost Of Livin' - Al King
- It's My Fault Darling - Little Johnny Taylor
- Go And Help Yourself - Albert Washington
- Bowlegged Woman, Knock-Kneed Man, Pt. 1 - Bobby Rush
- Spider In My Stew - Buster Benton
- Food Stamp Blues - Eddie Lang


compiled by Les Fancourt
4 CD set

Charly CD 3 (UK)
1261997Howlin' Wolf: His Best

- Moanin' At Midnight
- How Many More Years
- Evil (Is Going On)
- Forty Four
- Smokestack Lightnin'
- I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
- Who's Been Talking?
- Sitting On Top Of The World
- Howlin' For My Darlin'
- Wang Dang Doodle
- Back Door Man
- Spoonful
- Shake For Me
- The Red Rooster
- I Ain't Superstitious
- Goin' Down Slow
- Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy
- Hidden Charms
- Built For Comfort
- Killing Floor

notes by Mark Humphrey

Chess/MCA CHD-9375
(US 1997) (The Legendary
Masters series)
126a1997Howlin' Wolf: The Genuine Article

- Moanin' At Midnight
- How Many More Years
- I'm The Wolf
- Baby How Long
- Evil
- Forty Four
- Smokestack Lightnin'
- I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
- The Natchez Burnin'
- Who's Been Talking?
- Sitting on top of the world
- I've Been Abused
- Howlin' For My Baby
- Wang Dang Doodle
- Back Door Man
- Spoonful
- Down In The Bottom
- The Red Rooster
- I Ain't Superstitious
- Goin' Down Slow
- 300 Pounds Of Joy
- Killing Floor
- Dust My Broom
- Ain't Goin' Down That Dirt Road
- The Red Rooster

notes by Roy Carr

Chess/MCD 11073
(US 1997) (The Legendary
Masters series)
1271999Howlin' Wolf: His Best Vol. 2

- Howlin' Wolf Boogie
- Mr. Highway Man
- All Night Boogie (alt tk)
- You Gonna Wreck My Life (alt tk)
- I'm The Wolf (album version)
- Rockin' Daddy
- Who Will Be Next
- The Natchez Burnin'
- Tell Me
- I've Been Abused
- Down In The Bottom
- You'll Be Mine
- Just Like I Treat You
- Tail Dragger
- My Country Sugar Mama
- Louise
- Don't Laugh At Me
- Commit A Crime (1991 Chess box version)
- New Crawlin' King Snake
- The Red Rooster (false start and dialogue)

notes by Dick Shurman

Chess/MCA CHD-12026
(US 1999) (The Legendary
Masters series)
127a2000Howlin' Wolf: The Sun Years

- How Many More Years
- Smile At Me
- My Baby Walked Off
- My Troubles And Me
- Everybody's In The Mood
- Bluebird
- Well That's All Right
- Baby Ride With Me
- California Boggie
- Look A Here Baby
- Mr. Highway Man
- Chocolate Drop
- Color And Kind
- Dorthy Mae
- Decoration Day
- Oh Red
- Drinkin' C.V. Wine
- My Last Affair
- Come Back Home
- California Blues


Blues Factory
(Germany)
1282001Screamin' and Hollerin' The Blues: The Worlds of Charley Patton

disc 6: Charley's Orbit - Songs
- Booze And Blues - Ma Rainey
- The Crowing Rooster - Walter Rhodes
- I Will Turn Your Money Green - Furry Lewis
- Ham Hound Crave - Rube Lacy
- Bye Bye Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Maggie Campbell - Tommy Johnson
- Big Road Blues - Tommy Johnson
- Kansas City Blues - William Harris
- Rowdy Blues - Kid Bailey
- Mississippi Bottom Blues - Kid Bailey
- Cold Woman Blues - Blind Joe Reynolds
- Sitting On Top Of The World - Mississippi Sheiks
- Just A Spoonful - Charley Jordan
- Banty Rooster - Blind Pete And George Ryan
- My Grey Pony - Big Joe Williams
- Dark Road Blues - Willie Lofton Trio
- Blues - Unknown Convict
- Sic 'Em Dogs On - 9Bukka White
- Po' Boy - Bukka White
- Make Me A Pallet on the Floor - Willie Brown
- County Farm Blues - Son House

- Saddle My Pony - The Howlin' Wolf
- Forty Four - The Howlin' Wolf
- Too Close - Roebuck "Pops" Staples & Staple Singers
7-CD album

Revenant RVN-CD-212
1292002Howlin' Wolf: Moanin' At Midnight
The Memphis recordings

- Riding In The Moonlight
- Moaning At Midnight
- Dog Me Around [aka Don't Dog Me Around]
- Keep What You Got
- House Rockin' Boogie
- Crying At Daybreak
- Passing By Blues
- My Baby Stole Off
- I Want Your Picture
- Worried About My Baby
- Brown Skin Woman [aka Chocolate Drop]
- Driving This Highway
- The Sun Is Rising
- My Friends
- I'm The Wolf
- Riding In The Moonlight [audition acetate; demo version]
- Chocolate Drop (alt version) [Ace CD 52]
- Riding In The Moonlight [audition acetate; demo version]

notes by Bill Dahl

Fuel 2000 302061220-2
(US 2002)
1302003Alan Lomax - Blues Songbook

disc: 1
- Goin' Down The River - Mississippi Fred McDowell
- Rolled And Tumbled - Rosalie Hill
- Cherry Ball Blues - Jack Owens & Bud Spires

- Dust My Broom - Howlin' Wolf [previously unissued] #
- Boogie Children - Joe Lee
- Stagolee - Lucious Curtis
- Stop All The Buses - Cecil Augusta
- Worried Life Blues - David 'Honeyboy' Edwards
- The Pony Blues - Son House
- Tangle Eye Blues - Walter 'Tangle Eye' Jackson
- Trouble So Hard - Vera Ward Hall
- Worried Blues - Sonny Terry
- Beggin' The Blues - Bessie Jones
- John Henry - Gabriel Brown
- Country Blues - Dock Boggs
- Cherry Ball Blues - Skip James
- I Hate A Man Like You - Jelly Roll Morton
- Roll 'Em - Pete Johnson
- Kokomo - The Memphis Jug Band
- Life Is Like That - Big Bill Broonzy


disc: 2
- I Could Hear My Name A Ringin' - Big Bill Broonzy
- Dimples In Your Jaws - Joe Lee
- Catfish Blues - Jack Owens & Bud Spires<
- Kill-It-Kid Rag - Blind Willie McTell
- You're Gonna Need My Help - Elinor Boyer
- The Army Blues - David 'Honeyboy' Edwards
- Blues De La Prison - Canray Fontenot
- I Been Drinnkin' - Vera Ward Hall
- I Been A Bad, Bad Girl - Ozella Jones
- I Be's Troubled - Muddy Waters
- Boogie Instrumental - R.L. Burnside
- Blind Lemon Blues - Lead Belly
- Sweet Patootie Blues - Albert Ammons
- The Last Time - Sam Chatmon
- Shorty George - Smith Casey
- Desert Blues - Hattie Ellis
- Joe Turner - Hobart Smith
- Joe Turner - Miles
- Joe Turner - Big Bill Broonzy
- See That My Grave Is Kept Clean - Hobart Smith
- How Long Blues - Sonny Terry


# rec. August 1966 at the Newport Folk Festival, RI; Howlin' Wolf, voc, hca; Eddie Shaw, ts; Hubert Sumlin, g; b; dr
2 CD set

Rounder CD 1866
1312003Howlin' Wolf 1951-1952

- Moanin' At Midnight
- How Many More Years
- Riding In The Moonlight
- Dog Me Around
- Morning At Midnight
- Keep What You Got
- Riding In The Moonlight
- House Rockin' Boogie
- Crying At Daybreak
- Passing By Blues
- My Baby Stole Off
- I Want Your Picture
- The Wolf Is At Your Door
- California Blues
- California Boogie
- Look-A-Here Baby
- Howlin' Wolf Boogie
- Smile At Me
- Getting' Old And Gray
- Mr. Highway Man
- My Baby Walked Off
- C.V. Wine Blues
- My Troubles And Me
- Chocolate Drop
- Highway Man

Memphis sessions
notes by Dave Penny

Classics 5056 (Fr)
1322004Howlin' Wolf 1952-1953

- Worried About My Baby
- Brown Skin Woman
- Driving This Highway
- The Sun Is Rising
- My Friends (Stealing My Clothes)
- I'm the Wolf
- Everybody's in the Mood
- Bluebird
- Saddle My Pony
- Dorothy Mae
- Worried All the Time
- Sweet Woman
- Well That's All Right
- Decoration Day
- Oh, Red!!
- My Last Affair
- Come Back Home
- I've Got a Woman
- Just My Kind
- Work for Your Money
- I'm Not Joking
- Mama Died and Left Me
- All Night Boogie (All Night Long)
- I Love My Baby

Memphis sessions
notes by Dave Penny

Classics 5098 (Fr)
1332006Memphis Blues
Important Postwar Blues

disc 1:
- Gotta Let You Go - Joe Hill Louis
- Boogie in the Park - Joe Hill Louis
- That Ain't Right (tk 1) - Henry Hill
- Little Soldier Boy (tk 2) - Doctor Ross
- Country Clown (tk 1) - Doctor Ross
- County Farm Blues - William Stewart
- They Call Me Talkin' Boy - William Stewart
- Easy - Jimmy & Walter
- Before Long - Jimmy & Walter
- Lonesome Ol' Jail - D.A. Hunt
- Greyhound Blues - D.A. Hunt
- Registration Day Blues - Sleepy John Estes
- Rats in My Kitchen - Sleepy John Estes
- Rattlesnake Mama - William Stewart
- Forty Four Blues - William Stewart
- I Feel Like a Million - Joe Hill Louis
- Heartache Baby - Joe Hill Louis
- Shorty the Barber - Charlie Burse
- The Last Time - Woodrow Wilson Adams
- Train Is Comin' - Woodrow Wilson Adams
- Pinetop's Boogie Woogie - Pinetop Perkins
- Wolf Call Boogie - Sleepy John Estes
- Harmonica Jam - Coy "Hot Shot" Love
- Policy Man Blues (tk 1) - Coy "Hot Shot" Love
- Take a Little Chance - Jimmy DeBerry
- Tailor Made - Doctor Ross
- Boogie Disease, The - Doctor Ross


disc 2:
- Moanin' at Midnight - Howlin' Wolf
- Bluebird - Howlin' Wolf
- Move on Down the Line - Earl Hooker
- Hucklebuck, The - Earl Hooker
- Walter's Instrumental - Walter Horton
- Grandmother Got Grandfather Told - Walter Horton
- Midnight Showers of Rain - Willie Nix
- Prison Bound Blues - Willie Nix
- Bear Cat - Rufus Thomas
- Married Woman - Rufus Thomas
- Roscoe's Boogie - Rosco Gordon
- City Women - Rosco Gordon
- Baby, Baby - Earl Forest
- Rock the Bottle - Earl Forest
- Bad Women, Bad Whiskey - Little Parker, Jr.
- You're My Angel - Little Parker, Jr.
- Good Lovin' - Bobby "Blue" Bland
- Drifting from Town to Town - Bobby "Blue" Bland
- My Baby - James Anthony Cotton
- Straighten Up Baby - James Anthony Cotton
- Work with Her Boy - Shy Guy Douglas
- Detroit Arrow Blues - Shy Guy Douglas
- Carry My Business On (tk 1) - Houston Boines
- Crying in the Courthouse (tk 1) - Houston Boines
- Walked All Night - Charley Booker
- Baby I'm Coming Home - Charley Booker
- I'm Gonna Murder My Baby - Pat Hare
- Bonus Pay - Pat Hare


disc 3:
- T Model Boogie - Rosco Gordon
- Saddled the Cow (And Milked the Horse) - Rosco Gordon
- Seems Like a Million Years (tk 1) - Willie Nix
- Riding in the Moonlight - Willie Nix
- Can't Love Me and My Money Too - L.B. Lawson
- Flypaper Boogie - L.B. Lawson
- Somebody Told Me - Little Milton
- If You Love Me Baby - Little Milton
- Feelin' Good - Little Junior
- Fussin' and Fightin' Blues - Little Junior
- Hart's Bread Boogie - Billy Love
- Blues Leave Me Alone - Billy Love
- She Comes to See Me Sometime (tk 1) - Joe Hill Louis
- We All Gotta Go Sometime - Joe Hill Louis
- Sweet Home Chicago (tk 1) - David Honeyboy Edwards
- Mistreating Boogie - Mose Vinson
- Worry You Off My Mind - Mose Vinson
- Lucy Done Moved - L.C. Hubert
- Don't Dog Me Around - Eddie Snow
- Skin and Bone (tk 1) - Eddie Snow
- Dead Letter Blues (tk 1) - Johnny O'Neal
- Ugly Woman (tk 3) - Johnny O'Neal
- You'll Be Sorry - Houston Stokes
- Blue and Lonesome - Houston Stokes
- Long Gone Raymond - Raymond Hill
- I'm Back Pretty Baby - Raymond Hill
- Blue Man (tk 1) - Kenneth Banks
- High (tk 1) - Kenneth Banks


disc 4:
- Tiger Man - Rufus Thomas
- Save That Money - Rufus Thomas
- Lookin' for My Baby - Little Milton
- Homesick for My Baby - Little Milton
- Feel So Worried - Sammy Lewis/Willie Johnson
- So Long Baby Goodbye - Sammy Lewis/Willie Johnson
- Cotton Crop Blues - James Anthony Cotton
- Hold Me in Your Arms - James Anthony Cotton

- Come Back Home (tk 1) - Howlin' Wolf
- Chocolate Drop - Howlin' Wolf
- Blue Guitar - Earl Hooker
- Believe I'll Settle Down - Boyd Gilmore
- We All Gotta Go Sometime - Walter Horton
- Off the Wall - Walter Horton
- Love My Baby - Little Junior
- Mystery Train - Junior Parker
- Dry Up Baby - Bobby "Blue" Bland
- Crying All Night Long - Bobby "Blue" Bland
- Way After Midnight (tk 1) - Billy Love
- Hey Now (tk 1) - Billy Love
- I Wronged a Woman - Earl Forest
- I Can't Forgive You - Earl Forest
- Midnight Hours Journey - Johnny Ace
- My Baby Left Me - Raymond Hill
- You're Driving Me Insane - Ike Turner
- Trouble and Heartaches - Ike Turner
- When It Rains It Pours - Billy "The Kid" Emerson
- Move Baby Move - Billy "The Kid" Emerson


4 CD set



JSP JSPCD 7777 (UK)
1342011Howlin' Wolf: Smokestack Lightning
Complete Chess Masters (1951 to 1960)

disc 1:
- Moanin' At Midnight [single version]
- How Many More Years [alt tk]
- How Many More Years [single version]
- The Wolf is At Your Door (Howlin' For My Baby)
- California Boogie
- Smile At Me
- Howlin' Wolf Boogie [single version]
- California Blues Nr. 1 [1994 Chess Collectibles version]
- Look-A-Here Baby [1994 ChessCollectibles version]
- Worried All the Time [single version]
- Gettin' Old and Grey [single version]
- Mr. Highway Man [single version]
- Everybody's In the Mood [1994 Chess Collectibles version]
- Color and Kind [album version]
- Bluebird [1991 Chess Box Version]
- Saddle My Pony [single version]
- Dorothy Mae [alt tk]
- Dorothy Mae [1994 Chess Collectibles version]
- Sweet Woman (a/k/a I Got a Woman)
- (Well) That's All Right [1991 the Chess Box version]
- Decoration Day [1994 Chess Collectibles version]
- Oh! Red [single version]
- My Last Affair [single version]
- I've Got a Woman [album version]
- Just My Kind [album version]
- Work For Your Money [album version]

disc 2:
- I'm Not Joking [1994 Chess Collectibles version]
- Mama Died and Left Me [1991 the Chess Box version]
- All Night Boogie (All Night Long) [single version]
- I Love My Baby [single version]
- Highway My Friend [1994 Chess Collectibles version]
- Hold Your Money [1994 Chess Collectibles version]
- Streamline Woman [1991 Chess Box version]
- California Blues Nr. 2 [1994 Chess Collectibles version]
- Stay Here til My Baby Comes Back [1994 Chess Collectibles]
- Crazy About You Baby [1991 Chess Box version]
- No Place To Go (You Gonna Wreck My Life) [single version]
- You Gonna Wreck My Life [alt tk]
- Neighbors [album version]
- I'm the Wolf [album version]
- Rockin' Daddy [single version]
- Baby How Long [single version]
- Evil (is Going On) [single version]
- I'll Be Around [single version]
- Forty Four [single version]
- Who Will Be Next [single version]
- I Have a Little Girl [single version]
- Come To Me Baby [single version]
- Don't Mess With My Baby [single version]
- Smokestack Lightnin' [single version]
- You Can't Be Beat [single version]
- I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline) [single version]
- So Glad [single version]

disc 3:
- I'm Leaving You [alt tk]
- I'm Leaving You [tks 7-10]
- I'm Leaving You
- Can't Put Me Out [alt tk 1]
- Can't Put Me Out [alt tk 2]
- (You) Can't Put Me Out
- Change My Way [single version]
- Getting Late [1994 Chess Collectibles version]
- I've Been Abused [tks 4-12]
- I've Been Abused
- Howlin' For My Baby [tks 1-7]
- Howlin' For My Darling (or Baby)
- Wolf In the Mood [instr]
- My People's Gone [1994 Chess Collectibles version]
- Mr. Airplane Man [tks 1 & 2]
- Mr. Airplane Man [single version]
- Wang Dang Doodle [single version]
- Back Door Man [single version]
- Spoonful

disc 4:
- Break of Day
- The Natchez Burnin' [single version]
- Going Back Home
- Bluebird [1994 Chess Collectibles version]
- My Life [single version]
- You Ought To Know [single version]
- Who's Been Talking? [single version]
- Tell Me [single version]
- Somebody In My Home [alt tk]
- Somebody In My Home [single edit]
- Nature [tks 1/4/6]
- Nature [alt tk]
- Nature [single version]
- Walk To Camp Hall [1994 Chess Collectibles version]
- Poor Boy [alt tk]
- Poor Boy [single version]
- My Baby Told Me [alt tk]
- Sitting On Top of the World [1958 single version]
- I Didn't Know
- I Better Go Now (Howlin' Blues) [alt tk]
- Howlin' Blues [single version]
- I Better Go Now [multiple tks]
- I Didn't Know [single version]
- Moaning For My Baby
- Moaning For My Baby (Midnight Blues) [tks 3 & 4]

4 CD set
notes by Peter Guralnick
and Dick Shurman

Hip-O Select B 001530902
1352011Howlin' Wolf: Blues From Hell
A Career Retrospective - 27 Essential Tracks from the Master Bluesman

- Spoonful
- Evil (Is Going On)
- Smokestack Lightnin'
- Don't Mess With My Baby
- How Many More Years
- I've Been Abused
- I Better Gone Now

- Forty Four
- I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
- My Life
- Nature
- Poor Boy
- Mr. Airplain Man
- Who Will Be Next?


- Moanin' For My Baby
- Crying At Daybreak
- Who's Been Talking?
- My Baby Stole Off
- I Have A Little Girl
- Change My Way

- The Wolf Is At Your Door
- Moanin' At Midnight
- The Natchez Burnin'
- Getting Old And Grey
- You Can't Be Beat
- No Place To Go
- Going Back Home

2 LP set (180 g)
notes by Michael Heatley

Not Now Music – NOT2LP130
1362012Howlin' Wolf: Moanin' In The Moonlight

Moanin' In The Moonlight
- Moanin' At Midnight (2:59)
- How Many More Years (2:43)
- Smokestack Lightnin' (3:09)
- Baby, How Long (2:55)
- No Place To Go (You Gonna Break My Life) (2:56)
- All Night Boogie (2:15)
- Evil (Is Goin' On) (2:56)
- I'm Leavin' You (3:00)
- Moanin' For My Baby (2:50)
- I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline) (2:52)
- Forty-Four (2:49)
- Somebody In My Home (2:27)

bonus tracks:
- Wang-Dang-Doodle (2:25)
- Spoonful (2:46)
- Howlin' For My Darling (2:34)
- Mr. Airplane Man (2:46)
- Howlin' Wolf Boogie (2:40)
- Mr. Highway Man (2:49)
- Oh Red (2:38)
- Rockin' Daddy (3:04)
- So Glad (2:10)
- Nature (2:48)
- Who Will Be Next (2:35)
- Going Back Home (2:42)
- I'll Be Around (3:14)
- Sittin' On Top Of The World (2:34)
- Come To Me Baby (2:26)

"The Definitive Remastered Edition"
front cover photo by Sandy Schoenfeld / Michael Ochs Archives / Getty Images
back cover photo by Ernest C. Withers (caption in Withers' book "The Memphis Blues Again": "(left to right): Unidentified, Chico Chism, James Cotton, Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Big Bill Hill." taken in Brinkley, Arkansas, c. 1961
Chess LP 1434 (US 1959)

16-page booklet



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Will be completed and expanded with further details !!!

I herewith confess
that I do not have the ambition to list each and every CD anthology / compilation
containing only one (or two ;-) Howlin' Wolf track(s) !!!

Sources / Further reading:
- own record collection
- Karel Bogaert: Blues Lexicon.- Antwerpen (Standaard) 1972, pp. 167-168
- Les Fancourt & Bob McGrath: The Blues Discography 1943 - 1970.- Vancouver 2006, pp. 239-241, 513
- Robert Ford: A Blues Bibliography, 2nd Edition (Routledge Music Bibliographies) 2007, pp. 475-480
- Terry Hounsome: Rock Record 7.- Llandysul (Record Researcher Publications) 1997
- Mike Leadbitter & Neil Slaven: Blues Records 1943 to 1970 - A selective discography, Vol. one, A to K.- pp. 149-152
- Graham Marsh & Barrie Lewis (Ed.): The Blues Album Cover Art.- Chronicle, San Francisco, 1996
- Klaus-Dieter Tilch: Rock LPs 1955-1970, Hamburg (Taurus) 1990, pp. 1766-1768
- http://www.furious.com/perfect/wolf/discography2.html
- http://www.depanorama.net/wolf/wolf2.htm
- http://www.45cat.com/artist/howlin-wolf
- http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~campber/chess2.html
- http://www.howlinwolf.com/
- eBay auctions
- diverse internet resources

source of left column picture: Cover of Chess CH-50015

thanks to Alan Balfour, Flemming Nielsen, 'Rothorpe', Joe Louis, Lex Jansen and Brad Barrett for additional info / scans

 

1964 AFBF ensemble (The British Tour): Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Sleepy John Estes, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Sunnyland Slim, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Hubert Sumlin; source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 2.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1992, p. 2; photographer: Jean-Pierre Leloir; click to enlarge !
1964 AFBF ensemble (The British Tour): Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Sleepy John Estes, Sonny Boy
Williamson II, Sunnyland Slim, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Hubert Sumlin

source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 2.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1992, p. 2; photographer: Jean-Pierre Leloir

 

Howlin’ Wolf nibbling on a pitch pipe; source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 5.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1993, p. 512; photographer: Jean-Pierre Leloir; click to enlarge !
Howlin’ Wolf nibbling on a pitch pipe

source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 5.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1993, p. 51
photographer: Jean-Pierre Leloir

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