The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions – Gatefold Edition

The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions – Gatefold Edition

Out on June, 30th, 2022!

Limited gatefold edition of 180-gram Virgin Vinyl

Released in 1971 on Chess Records in the US, and on the Rolling Stones Records label in the UK, The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions was one of the first supersession blues albums, which would set a blues master among famous musicians from the second generation of rock and roll.

During four sessions recorded in London in May 1970, and some extra overdubbing sessions added later in Chicago, an authentic who’s who of musicians from the 1970 rock scene appear on the album, among them Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Ringo Starr (credited as “Richie”), together with Wolf’s long-serving guitarist Hubert Sumlin, Klaus Voormann (who also worked with Manfred Mann) on bass, Ian Stewart (who also recorded with The Rolling Stones at that time) on keyboards, the 19-year-old harmonica prodigy Jeffrey Carp (who died in 1973 at the age of 24), and Chess regulars Lafayette Leake on piano, and Phil Upchurch on bass.

TRACKLIST
Side 1
1. Rockin’ Daddy
2. I Ain’t Superstitious
3. Sittin’ On Top Of The World
4. Worried About My Baby
5. What A Woman!
6. Poor Boy

Side 2
1. Built For Comfort
2. Who’s Been Talking?
3. The Red Rooster (Rehearsal)
4. The Red Rooster
5. Do The Do
6. Highway 49
7. Wang-Dang-Doodle

Personnel:
HOWLIN’ WOLF – Vocals, Harmonica, Acoustic Guitar
ERIC CLAPTON – Lead Guitar
STEVE WINWOOD – Piano and Organ
BILL WYMAN – Bass Guitar, Shakers, Cow-Bell
CHARLIE WATTS – Drums, Conga, Assorted Percussion
HUBERT SUMLIN – Rythm Guitar
JEFFREY M.CARP – Harmonica
IAN STEWART – Piano

PRODUCED BY NORMAN DAYRON A Holy Smoke Production

Originally released in 1971 on Chess Records.