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Customer Reviews

I got the overpriced download blues

This is not a bad compilation but why is it £6.99 on CD and nearly £12 as a download, with no booklet. Apple get your heads out of the sand and recognise the concept of mid-price!! Oh lordy...


A great overview of the man's career. The conviction and passion in his voice and the talent of his band make for an explosive mix. Highlights for me are "Spoonful" and "Going Back Home". Music for all moods!


All good songs, but, I was really annoyed to find that Smokestack Lightning cuts off abruptly in the middle of the song. If it had faded out, I wouldn't really of cared that the full song wasn't there, but it didn't. It stops just when I get into the song. I also find that when I listen to that song on my ipod, instead of just enjoying the track, I keep wondering when it's going to suddenly stop.


Born: 10 June 1910 in West Point, MS

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

In the history of the blues, there has never been anyone quite like the Howlin' Wolf. Six foot three and close to 300 pounds in his salad days, the Wolf was the primal force of the music spun out to its ultimate conclusion. A Robert Johnson may have possessed more lyrical insight, a Muddy Waters more dignity, and a B.B. King certainly more technical expertise, but no one could match...
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