London Sessions

by Howlin' Wolf

(1971) Chess

Personnel Howlin' Wolf,v/h/g; Eric Clapton,g; Steve Winwood,p; Bill Wyman,b; Charlie Watts,d; Hubert Sumlin,g; a couple of other guys
Description Howlin' Wolf and Hubert Sumlin went to London and hooked up with some of their greatest admirers for this excellent album, including Clapton, Winwood, Watts and Wyman!!
Posted By Jim Burger (4613)
Directory Recordings: Blues
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On 12/30/1999, Michael Sawley (577) posted:
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On 12/1/1999, Jim Burger (4613) posted:
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Anyone who thinks white people can't play the blues should check out this album. Howlin' Wolf is the front man, but the band is made up of 60's white rockers, and they totally rock! Every song on the album is a winner.

The greatest highlight is the "rehearsal" of Red Rooster, where you get a sample of the interaction between Wolf and the band (yes, his voice sounds the same when he talks as when he sings) as he shows them how to do it "delta style". The following track shows that his teaching was not lost on them, as they kick.

I often find that the "supergroup" type albums where they throw some stars into a studio together don't come out so good, but this one is a gem!