Howling Wolf - Big City Blues

Howling Wolf
Big City Blues
Label: WaxTime ‎– 772083
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 Gram
Country: Europe
Date of released: 2015
Category: Blues
Style: Delta Blues, Memphis Blues


A1 Howlin' Wolf Riding In The Moonlight 3:06
A2 Howlin' Wolf Worried About My Baby 3:00
A3 Howlin' Wolf Crying At The Daylight 3:56
A4 Howlin' Wolf Brown Skin Woman 2:43
A5 Howlin' Wolf Passing By Blues 2:43
A6 Howlin' Wolf My Baby Stole Off 3:03
B1 Howlin' Wolf House Rockin' Boogie 4:12
B2 Howlin' Wolf Keep What You Got 2:24
B3 Howlin' Wolf Dog Me Around 2:45
B4 Howlin' Wolf Moaning At Midnight 2:43
B5 Howlin' Wolf I Want Your Picture 2:51
B6 Joe Hill Louis Twisting & Turning 3:09
B7 Joe Hill Louis Backslide Boogie 3:00

Companies, etc.

  • Pressed By – GZ Media – 133658E


  • Bass – Unknown Artist (tracks: A1 to B5)
  • Drums – Willie Steele (tracks: A1 to B5)
  • Electric Guitar, Harmonica, Hihat [Hi-hat], Bass Drum – Joe Hill Louis (tracks: A6, A7)
  • Guitar – Willie Johnson (tracks: A1 to B5)
  • Piano – Ike Turner (tracks: A1 to B5)
  • Recorded By – Joe Bihari
  • Vocals, Harmonica – Howlin' Wolf (tracks: A1 to B5)


Recorded in West Memphis, Arkansas.
[A1, B2 to B4]: September 2, 1951
[A3, A5, A6, B5]: October 2, 1951
[A2, A4, B1]: February 12, 1952
[B6, B7]: February 24, 1953 (Memphis, Tenn.)

[A5, A6, B5 to B7]: Bonus Tracks
[B6, B7]: Omit Howlin’ Wolf. These are instrumentals by Joe Hill Louis (electric guitar, harmonica, hi-hat and bass drum), originally included on the first edition of the LP.

Recording studio and other personal unknown.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8436542019262
  • Matrix / Runout (A side label): WaxTime 772083
  • Matrix / Runout (B side label): WaxTime 772083
  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout stamped): 772083 133658E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout stamped): 772083 133658E2/A

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CLP 5240 Howling Wolf* Howling Wolf Sings The Blues ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Crown Records CLP 5240 US 1962
US 7717, 717, 7717 Howling Wolf* Big City Blues ‎(LP, Album, RE) United/Superior, United Records , United/Superior US 7717, 717, 7717 Canada Unknown
KST 526, KENT 526 Howling Wolf* Original Folk Blues ‎(LP, RE) Kent, Kent KST 526, KENT 526 US Unknown
DOL1429H Howling Wolf* Big City Blues ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) DOL DOL1429H Europe 2015
DOL1429 Howling Wolf* Big City Blues ‎(LP, Album, RE) Dol DOL1429 Europe 2014