Howlin' Wolf

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Early Influence

Inducted in: 1991

Inducted by: Robert Cray

Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1989 (ranked #3 in the Influences - Rock Era category) .

Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Howlin' Wolf (The Rockin' Chair Album) (1962)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Smokestack Lightning (1956)
Spoonful (1960)
Killing Floor (1964)

Howlin' Wolf @ Wikipedia

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9 comments so far (post your own)

Everyone must bow to the Wolf!!!

"Smokestack Lightning" is the coolest blues cut ever!!!

Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 06.16.08 @ 04:51am

He can play..!
That's the real blues...

Posted by bluesboy on Monday, 02.2.09 @ 20:04pm

I'm glad he got in as an EI. He had a very unique voice and "Spoonful", "Killing Floor", and "Evil(Is Going On)" have always been some of my personal favorite blues songs.

Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 08.26.09 @ 22:10pm

"Smokestack Lightning" is the coolest blues cut ever!!!

Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 06.16.08 @ 04:51am

Despite many attempts, nobody ever did that song better than Howlin' Wolf.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 03.20.11 @ 04:21am

RIP, Hubert Sumlin

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Monday, 12.5.11 @ 10:42am

Thought this was interesting. Always been one of my favorite blues songs.

Actually surprised to see that it hasn't been inducted in the Song Project. That may be my next pet project.

Posted by DarinRG on Thursday, 04.5.12 @ 00:41am

He was also nominated in the main performers category but inducted in the early influence category. This is where the mess started, not with Wanda Jackson and Freddie King.

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 04.11.12 @ 06:28am

All hail the golden voice of blues! Robert Johnson may have defined it, B.B. King may be the grand old man, Muddy Waters may have spearheaded the Chicago blues scene, Chuck Berry may have married it with rock, and Bo Diddley may have created one of the signature beats, but no one provided as poignant or as emotionally-charged a voice for the blues as Mr. Chester Arthur Burnett. Keep in mind that I absolutely love King, Waters, Johnson, Berry, Diddley, etc., but Wolf is on a completely different plane when it comes to the blues. Hearing him sing is like a religious experience. R.I.P., big guy!

Posted by Zach on Tuesday, 05.1.12 @ 18:19pm

Wow. I finally agree with everything Zach says in a post.

Posted by Dezmond on Wednesday, 05.2.12 @ 13:50pm

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