The Best of Howlin' Wolf [Master Classic]

by: Howlin' Wolf

Mixing in tracks from 1971's rather weak London Howlin' Wolf Sessions with poorly captured bootleg recordings from an early-'60s European tour, this set of Howlin' Wolf selections has been issued several times under different titles over the years, including as Killing Floor from Charly Records in 1996 and again under that title in 2001 from Magnum Records, as Masters from Purple Pyramid in 1998, as 16 Classic Tracks from Cleopatra Records in 2000, and as Best of Howlin' Wolf from Master Classics in 2004. Wolf was a force of nature and a tremendously powerful performer, but these tracks just don't have it, and listeners should seek out his Chess or Sun recordings instead. ~ Steve Leggett

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