Howlin' Wolf - The Howlin' Wolf Album
It s not often that an album disavowed by its own author at the time of
release goes on to become considered a modern classic.
Yet that s
exactly what happened with Chicago blues legend Howlin Wolf s 1969 LP
The Howlin Wolf Album, a release that has since attained mythical
status due to the controversy behind it.
Released on Cadet Records, a
subsidiary of legendary imprint Chess Records, The Howlin Wolf Album
was a radical experiment for a wellestablished artist: attempt to
integrate electric instruments and psychedelic arrangements into his
revered signature blues sound.
The result was an album that Wolf
himself initially disregarded on the now infamous cover, but one that
has won a special place amongst dedicated music aficionados thanks to
its unique mix of traditional blues and electric rock elements.
Downs reputation for high quality reissues continues with The Howlin
Wolf Album, which features audio remastered from the original analog
tapes for optimum sound quality and comes packaged in a mini paste-on
jacket with obi strip and inner dust sleeve.
and we should have it on Vinyl LP soon.