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Various Artists - A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 340 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:52:21
Blues, Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll | Label: Telarc | # CD-83427

Howlin' Wolf may be gone, but his spirit lives on, as this 13-track tribute album featuring members of the Wolf's own band attests. Sam Lay, Eddie Shaw, Hubert Sumlin, and the rest are as tight and smooth as they ever were playing behind Howlin' Wolf, and they've got an array of guest stars to do the Wolf proud. Taj Mahal (sounding a good bit like Wolf himself) is here, as are guitar-slinger Debbie Davies and multi-instrumentalist Kenny Neal. Lucinda Williams does a bluesy turn, and there are contributions from Lucky Peterson, James Cotton, and more. The CD features plenty of Wolf favorites, including "Saddle My Pony," "Howlin' for My Darling," "The Red Rooster," "Howlin' Wolf Boogie," and "Smokestack Lightnin'," among others. All in all, it's a fitting tribute to a man whose contribution to the blues is immeasurable.

Review by Genevieve Williams

Among the highlights on A Tribute To Howlin’ Wolf (Telarc 83427; 52:21) are Taj Mahal’s uncannily accurate Wolf call on “Saddle My Pony,” Kenny Neal’s wicked slide stylings on “The Red Rooster,” Lucinda Williams’ smoldering version of “Come To Me Baby” and Ronnie Hawkins’ rough-hewn take on “Back Door Man.” Guitarist (and former Wolf sideman) Hubert Sumlin plays on every track, adding his original six-string voice to the bluesy proceedings. He also sings in a creaky fashion on a rugged “Killing Floor.” Drummer Sam Lay’s relaxed Chicago shuffle beat fuels this all-star session.

Review by Bill Milkowski, JazzTimes.com

Unlike most tribute albums, Telarc's A Tribute to Howlin' Wolf plays it pretty close to the vest, rounding up members of Wolf's backing band – including guitarist Hubert Sumlin, pianist Henry Gray and drummer Sam Lay – to support the musicians paying tribute. As a result, the album has a more coherent sound than most tribute records, but that doesn't mean that it's a perfect record. A Tribute to Howlin' Wolf suffers from uneven performances, just like any other tribute, but there are enough strong moments to pull the weak spots and poor Howlin' Wolf impressions. Artists as eclectic as Taj Mahal, Chrstine Ohlman, Cub Koda, Ronnie Hawkins and Lucinda Williams deliver spirited performances, capturing the sound and spirit of classic Wolf recordings. It may be a little hit-or-miss, but it packs enough of a wallop to be a genuine tribute to one of the mightiest bluesmen.

Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Allmusic.com

VA - A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (1998)



Tracklist:

01. Taj Mahal - Saddle My Pony (4:15)
02. Christine Ohlman & Eddie Shaw - Howlin' For My Darling (3:03)
03. Kenny Neal - The Red Rooster (5:36)
04. Colin Linden - Just Like I Treat You (4:24)
05. Eddie Shaw - Built For Comfort (4:45)
06. Debbie Davies - Ooh Baby (Hold Me) (3:20)
07. Cub Koda - Riding In The Moonlight (3:58)
08. Ronnie Hawkins - Back Door Man (4:24)
09. Sam Lay - Baby How Long (3:43)
10. Hubert Sumlin - Killing Floor (3:13)
11. Colin James - Howlin' Wolf Boogie (3:46)
12. Henry Grey - Smokestack Lightnin' (4:39)
13. Lucinda Williams - Come To Me Baby (3:13)


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Various Artists / A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf

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foobar2000 1.2 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2017-05-03 17:30:30

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Analyzed: Christine Ohlman & Eddie Shaw / A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (1)
Colin James / A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (2)
Colin Linden / A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (3)
Cub Koda / A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (4)
Debbie Davies / A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (5)
Eddie Shaw / A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (6)
Henry Grey / A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (7)
Hubert Sumlin / A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (8)
Kenny Neal / A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (9)
Lucinda Williams / A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (10)
Ronnie Hawkins / A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (11)
Sam Lay / A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (12)
Taj Mahal / A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (13)
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Official DR value: DR13

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VA - A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (1998)

VA - A Tribute To Howlin' Wolf (1998)