Howlin' Wolf ‎– Message To The Young - 1971 Electric Chicago Blues - Original US LP in Shrink

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Howlin' Wolf ‎– Message To The Young

Chess ‎– CH 50002
Vinyl, LP, Album, Heavyweight vinyl

Record is VG+ VG++ has some light wear (listen to our copy)

Cover is still in shrink

Record comes in generic white inner sleeve

Orange / blue / purple labels with GRT credit at bottom.
16 Mar 1971
Rock, Blues
Electric Blues, Chicago Blues


A1 If I Were A Bird 4:34
A2 I Smell A Rat 2:15
A3 Miss James 3:27

A4 Message To The Young 5:50





B1 She's Looking Good 2:40
B2 Just As Long 3:42
B3 Romance Without Fiance 3:22
B4 Turn Me On 4:32


Companies, etc.

Record Company – GRT Corporation
Recorded At – Ter Mar Studios
Published By – Everybody's Music
Published By – Arc Music Corp.
Published By – Big B Music
Published By – Veytig Music


Arranged By, Piano – Sonny Thompson
Art Direction – Maurer Productions, Michael Mendel
Cover – John Sposato
Drums – Bob Crowder, Tyrone Smith
Engineer – Dave Purple, Malcolm Chisholm
Guitar – Bryce Roberson, Jon Stocklin
Liner Notes – Pete Welding
Organ – John Jeremiah
Photography By [Liner] – Jerry Griffith
Producer, Supervised By, Conductor – Cash McCall, Sonny Thompson

Barcode and Other Identifiers

Rights Society: BMI

"1971 marked a tumultuous yet historic year for Chicago blues legend Howlin Wolf. His health failing after suffering a second heart attack, doctor s discovered his kidneys were also shutting down and he was ordered on dialysis to save his life. Wolf's doctors demanded that the legend quit performing at all costs, but the legendary blues musician did not have any quit in him. Three months after being ordered never to perform again he was headlining opening night at the Ann Arbor Blues Festival. 1971 also 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 . Get On Down s reputation for high quality reissues continues with Message to the Young, originally released on the newly formed Chess Grt label, a subsidiary of legendary imprint Chess Records."

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Condition Used
Format LP
Label Chess
Color Black