HOWLIN’ WOLF – Message To The Young [1971] / The Back Door Wolf [1973]

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”1971 marked the release of Howlin Wolf‘s second experimental offering, ”Message To The Young” . Oft-considered his second attempt (after the ”Howlin Wolf Album” he famously shunned) at offering the masses a psychedelic record, the sound on the record ranges from acid-rock, to blues, to funk, and back again. The title track on Message To The Young is exactly what the title suggests; Wolf s attempt at reaching the youth of the era in a beautiful spoken word ballad which can easily be summed up in two words Be Yourself . Originally released on the newly formed Chess Grt label, a subsidiary of legendary imprint Chess Records.” [Amazon Editorial Review]

 

 

Another overlooked gems, this time from Howlin’ blues legend 70s rumble. ”Message To The Young” is a cool funky-blues slab in style of Muddy Waters ”After The Rain” or “Electric Mud” albums [but not so heavy], made for the new generation rockers of early 70s. You can hear influences of early Funkadelic, late period Jimmy Hendrix and even ”Beggars Banquet”/”Let it Bleed” era Stones.

The Back Door Wolf is pretty solid, straight blues effort marked Howlin’ Wolf’s return to his well known ground. Check it out!

 

 

 

 

 

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