Notes: Reissues of this album have paired it with 1959’s Moanin’ in the Moonlight.
Howlin’ Wolf (aka “Rockin’ Chair Album”)
“Howlin’ Wolf’s second album brings together some of the blues great’s best singles from the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. Also available as a fine two-fer with his debut, Moanin’ in the Moonlight, the so-called Rockin' Chair Album represents the cream of Wolf’s Chicago blues work. Those tracks afforded classic status are many, including Spoonful, The Red Rooster, Wang Dang Doodle, Back Door Man, Shake for Me, and Who’s Been Talking? Also featuring the fine work of Chess house producer and bassist Willie Dixon and guitarist Hubert Sumlin, Rockin’ Chair qualifies as one of pinnacles of early electric blues, and is an essential album for any quality blues collection” (Cook).