Howlin’ Wolf – Rockin’ The Blues: Live In Germany 1964 (2003)

Posted by on March 30, 2014as

mp3 320 kbps | 110 MB | UL | TB | KF

This is a reissue of the November 6, 1964, Bremen concert that was previously available as Live in Europe 1964 on the Sundown label, with the same incorrect title references. What is first-rate is the sound, which is head-and-shoulders above most of the Howlin’ Wolf live recordings of this period, undoubtedly because the show was part of the American Folk-Blues tour, large chunks of which were recorded professionally, and also the performance, which comes from a time when Wolf was still in very robust health. It’s been said that if Muddy Waters had been born in Africa, he would have been a king; this show, which Chess Records could only wish they’d recorded, is a reminder that if Howlin’ Wolf had been born in Africa, he’d have been a witch doctor or shaman; he’s spellbinding in his performance, and the band backing him (a kind of star combo itself, with Willie Dixon and Sunnyland Slim playing alongside Hubert Sumlin) is tight, if a little restrained. And to top it off, it’s mid-priced.

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