Lange gesucht, das legendäre Electric-Album vom Heuler, jetzt hab ich`s:
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Dazu diese instruktive Erläuterung (wikipedia):
In 1968, Chess Records made an attempt to modernize the sound of bluesmen Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters by convincing them to record Jimi Hendrix-inspired psychedelic arrangements resulting in the albums Electric Mud and The Howlin' Wolf Album. The recording sessions for The Howlin' Wolf Album featured the same musicians as Electric Mud. Howlin' Wolf disliked the proposed sound, which he did not consider to be blues. According to guitarist Pete Cosey, during the recording sessions, Howlin' Wolf "looked at me and he said 'Why don't you take them wah-wahs and all that other shit and go throw it off in the lake — on your way to the barber shop?'"
Marshall Chess referred to Howlin' Wolf's dislike of the arrangements on the album's cover. Howlin' Wolf took exception to the blurb, as he had enthusiastically adopted the use of electric guitar, and had led the first entirely electric blues combo in West Memphis in the early 1950s. Howlin' Wolf stated that the album was "dog shit".
According to Chess, the album's cover hurt its sales. Chess states that
"I used negativity in the title, and it was a big lesson: You can't say
on the cover that the artist didn't like the album. It didn't really
sell that well. But it was just an attempt. They were just experiments."
The Howlin' Wolf Album did not sell as well as Electric Mud. The Howlin' Wolf Album peaked at #69 on the Billboard Black Albumschart. The album's single, "Evil", peaked at #43 on the Black Singles chart.
Die Scheibe ist umwerfend, 3 durchgeknallte Gitarristen, u.a. Hubert Sumlin und Phil Upchurch, wahwahen und fuzzen, daß es eine Freude ist. Sehr schräge Grooves, Neubearbeitungen von Standards wie Evil, Built For Comfort, Red Rooster oder Tail Dragger und der Meister in Hochform.
Meine erste Begegnung mit 2 Stücken der Platte hatte ich über den 1970 erworbenen, ebenfalls legendären Blues-Sampler "Blues-News", eine komplett weiße Scheibe.
Schöne Erinnerungen an Rausschmisse auf Klassenfeten, wo man meine Plattenauflegearbeit nicht sonderlich schätzte (es waren die Zeiten von Ohio Express und Chris Andrews).