‘The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions’

‘The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions’ is an album recorded with Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman on May 2–7, 1970 and released in August 1971 by Chess/Rolling Stones. .

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Track Listing : 1.Rockin’ Daddy (Chester Burnett) – 03:43 . 2.I Ain’T Superstitious (Willie Dixon) – 03:34 . 3.Sittin’ On Top Of The World (Chester Burnett) – 03:51 . 4.Worried About My Baby (Chester Burnett) – 02:55 . 5.What A Woman! (James Oden) – 03:02 . 6.Poor Boy (Chester Burnett) – 03:04 . 7.Built For Comfort (Willie Dixon) – 02:08 . 8.Who’S Been Talking? (Chester Burnett) – 03:02 . 9.The Red Rooster (Rehearsal) – 01:58 . 10.The Red Rooster (Willie Dixon) – 03:47 . 11.Do The Do (Willie Dixon) – 02:18 . 12.Highway 49 (Joe Lee Williams) – 02:45 . 13.Wang-Dang-Doodle (Willie Dixon) – 03:27

Musicians : Howlin’ Wolf – Vocal . Hubert Sumlin – Rhythm Guitar . Eric Clapton – Lead Guitar . Ian Stewart – Piano On (1 – 7 – 11 – 13) . Phil Upchurch – Bass On (1) . Charlie Watts – Drums On (1 – 3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12 – 13), Conga, Percussion On (8) . Steve Winwood – Piano On (2 – 5 – 6 – 12), Organ On (8) . Klaus Voormann – Bass On (2) . Ringo Starr – Drums On (2) . Jordan Sandke – Trumpet On (2 – 7) . Dennis Lansing – Tenor Saxophone On (2 – 7) . Joe Miller – Baritone Saxophone On (2 – 7) . Bill Wyman – Cowbell On (2 – 11), Bass On (3 – 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10 -11 -12 – 13), Shaker On (8) . Jeffrey Carp – Harmonica On (3 – 5 – 6 – 12 – 13) . Lafayette Leake – Piano (3 -4 – 9 -10 . John Simon – Piano On (8)

Production : Produced By Norman Dayron

Recorded On May 2–7, 1970 At Olympic Sound Studios, London, England.

Released In August 1971 By Chess/Rolling Stones.

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Rolling Stone
the basic band of Clapton, Winwood, Wyman and Watts playing those old Chess blues licks that they all started their careers with were the exact propulsion that Howlin’ Wolf needed to get in the mood that results in thirteen blues-stellar performances. […]

PopMatters
The final result is less than spectacular; while Clapton, Wattsand Wyman are clearly into the performance, Wolf himself sounds less than inspiredand Steve Winwood’s overdubbed piano is nothing short of distracting. It is telling that the piece ends on a fadeout. […]

RateYourMusic
Clearly chess records were trying to cross over this to a 70s rock audience as they tried several times . Clapton really wanted to play with sumlin and offered to pay his expenses which is the only reason he appears here bizarrely. […]

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