Smokestack Lightnin': The Best Of Howlin' Wolf


Smokestack Lightnin': The Best Of Howlin' Wolf

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Artist: Howlin' Wolf
Title: Smokestack Lightnin': The Best Of Howlin' Wolf
Condition: Brand New/Sealed
Special Feature:
Album Type: CD
Number Of Discs : 2
Origin: Holland
Case Type: Digipak
Status: In-stock, ships in 1-2 business days.
Product Code: 5060143496141

Track List

  • - 1 -
    • 1. Smokestack Lightnin'
    • 2. Moanin' At Midnight
    • 3. How Many More Years
    • 4. Baby, How Long
    • 5. I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
    • 6. Who Will Be Next?
    • 7. Crying At Daylight
    • 8. Forty Four
    • 9. Riding In the Moonlight
    • 10. Saddle My Pony (Gonna Find My Baby Out In the World)
    • 11. Evil (is Going On)
    • 12. Oh Red!
    • 13. The Wolf is At Your Door (Howlin' For My Baby)
    • 14. My Last Affair
    • 15. I Love My Baby
    • 16. Just Like I Treat You
    • 17. Natchez Burnin'
    • 18. Twisting and Turning (Feat: Joe Hill Louis)
    • 19. Rocking Daddy
    • 20. All Night Boogie (All Night Long)
  • - 2 -
    • 1. Spoonful
    • 2. I Ain't Superstitious
    • 3. My Life
    • 4. Somebody In My Home
    • 5. Poor Boy
    • 6. Sitting On Top of the World
    • 7. I'm Leavin You
    • 8. So Glad
    • 9. Gettin' Old and Grey
    • 10. No Place To Go
    • 11. Worried All the Time
    • 12. I'll Be Around
    • 13. I Have a Little Girl
    • 14. Keep What You Got
    • 15. Do the Do
    • 16. Mama's Baby
    • 17. Don't Mess With Me Baby
    • 18. You'll Be Mine
    • 19. Shake For Me
    • 20. Going Back Home



"Smokestack Lightnin': The Best Of Howlin' Wolf"

Unleashing the Raw Power of the Blues

Howlin' Wolf: A Legend in the Making

Howlin' Wolf, born Chester Arthur Burnett in 1910, emerged as a towering figure in the realm of blues music. His deep, gravelly voice and electrifying performances left an indelible mark on the genre. One of the most influential blues musicians of all time, Howlin' Wolf's music continues to captivate audiences decades after his passing.

A Glimpse into the Compilation

"Smokestack Lightnin': The Best Of Howlin' Wolf" stands as a testament to his enduring legacy. Released in 1993, this compilation album brings together some of Wolf's most iconic recordings, showcasing the breadth and depth of his musical prowess.

Capturing the Essence of Blues

At the heart of "Smokestack Lightnin'" lies the title track, a blues standard that epitomizes Wolf's electrifying style. With its driving rhythm and hypnotic guitar riffs, "Smokestack Lightnin'" serves as a prime example of Wolf's ability to create atmosphere and evoke emotion through his music.

The Power of Howlin' Wolf's Voice

The album also features other standout tracks such as "Spoonful" and "Killing Floor," both of which highlight Wolf's exceptional vocal delivery and commanding stage presence. Whether singing about love and heartache or the hardships of life, Wolf's voice resonates with authenticity and passion.

The Legacy Lives On

One of the defining characteristics of Howlin' Wolf's music was his distinctive vocal style. His deep, growling voice could convey a wide range of emotions, from longing and sorrow to defiance and triumph. It demanded attention, drawing listeners in with its raw power and intensity.

In addition to his vocals, Wolf was also a formidable guitarist. His playing was characterized by its driving rhythm and ferocious intensity, providing the perfect accompaniment to his powerful voice. Tracks like "Back Door Man" and "Evil" showcase Wolf's skill as a guitarist, with blistering solos and infectious grooves.

But perhaps the most remarkable aspect of Howlin' Wolf's music was its emotional depth. Whether singing about love, loss, or the struggles of everyday life, Wolf poured his heart and soul into every performance. His music was raw, honest, and unapologetically real, resonating with audiences on a profound level.

"Smokestack Lightnin': The Best Of Howlin' Wolf" serves as a testament to the enduring power of his music. Decades after its release, his songs continue to inspire and influence musicians across genres. From his electrifying stage presence to his unmistakable voice, Howlin' Wolf was a true original whose music will live on for generations to come.

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