howlin wolf rockin chair album

Howlin’ Wolf is the third studio album from Chicago blues singer/guitarist/harmonica player Howlin’ Wolf. It is a collection of six singles previously released by the Chess label from 1960 through 1962. Because of the illustration on its sleeve, the album is often called The Rockin’ Chair Album, which was eventually adopted on subsequent pressings.

The album has had quite some influence on later musicians. In 1966, fellow Chess artist Koko Taylor recorded a cover version of “Wang Dang Doodle” which reached #4 on the Billboard’s R&B Charts and became a minor crossover hit. Earlier in 1963 Sam Cooke released a single of “Little Red Rooster” making #7 on the R&B Singles chart and #11 on the Hot 100. In 1969 the songs “Shake for Me” and “Back Door Man” were used in the lyrics to the Led Zeppelin song “Whole Lotta Love”.

HOWLIN’ WOLF – Rockin’ Chair Album

180 gram audiophile vinyl
Label: Music On Vinyl
Release date: 18 January 2016
Original Release : 1962

Bestel LP

Tracks

SIDE A
1. SHAKE FOR ME
2. THE RED ROOSTER
3. YOU’LL BE MINE
4. WHO’S BEEN TALKIN’
5. WANG-DANG DOODLE
6. LITTLE BABY

SIDE B
1. SPOONFUL
2. GOING DOWN SLOW
3. DOWN IN THE BOTTOM
4. BACK DOOR MAN
5. HOWLIN’ FOR MY BABY
6. TELL ME