Thursday, March 23, 2023

Howlin' Wolf - Message To The Young (1971 us, amazing electric acid blues, 2007 japan remaster)

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 .
1. If I Were A Bird (Morris Dollison) - 4:34
2. I Smell A Rat - 2:15
3. Miss James - 3:27
4. Message To The Young (Ralph Bass, Sonny Thompson) - 5:50
5. She's Looking Good (Roger Collins) - 2:40
6. Just As Long - 3:42
7. Romance Without Fiance - 3:22
8. Turn Me On - 4:32
All songs by Sarah Lewis, Sonny Thompson except where stated

*Howlin' Wolf - Vocals, Harmonica
*Sonny Thompson - Piano
*John Jeremiah - Organ
*Bryce Roberson - Guitar
*Jon Stocklin - Guitar
*Bob Crowder - Bass
*Tyrone Smith - Drums