Howlin' Wolf - Rockin Chair


This edition contains Howlin' Wolf's eponymous second album for Chess Records, Howlin' Wolf (released in January 1962), long unavailable on vinyl. The long play, which has come to be known as The Rockin' Chair Album, was originally released as a collection of 6 single records (2 tracks per single) that were released between 1959 and 1962. The music presented here is a testament to Wolf's unearthly, mighty force. This is one of Wolf's best loved LPs, and is widely recognized as one of the all-time cornerstones of the Chicago Blues (it was named the third greatest guitar album of all time by Mojo magazine in 2004). In addition to the original LP, this collector's reissue contains 4 bonus tracks (gathering a variety of those great sides Wolf recorded between 1954 and 1958, some of them justly celebrated, others less-heard), which together with this remastered gem represent the finest work of this blues master in his prime.