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Gustav Yegorov
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Howlin' Wolf - How Many More Years


  • Tropin' at Midnight: Alliterative Title: "Moanin' at Midnight"

  • Animal Motifs: A wolf howling at the moon is seen on the cover.

  • Break-Up Song: "How Many More Years?"How many more years? Have I got to let you dog me around How many more years? Oh, I got to let you dog me around I'd soon rather be dead Sleeping six feet in the ground

  • "I'm Leavin' You"Woman, I got to put you down Well, if you can't treat me right Ain't no use of me hangin' around

  • Cover Version: "Evil" and "Forty-Four" are covers, respectively by Willie Dixon and Roosevelt Sykes.

  • Guttural Growler: This album introduced listeners to the singer's growly vocals.

  • Howling to the Night: A literal howling wolf is seen on the cover.

  • Mundane Made Awesome: "Smokestack Lightnin'" was inspired by the smokestack sparks that came out of the trains going by.

  • Non-Appearing Title: The song "Moanin' at Midnight" comes close.

  • One-Word Title: "Evil".

  • Questioning Title?: "How Many More Years?" and "Baby How Long?"

  • Record Producer: Willie Dixon, Sam Phillips, Leonard & Phil Chess.

  • Shout-Out: "How Many More Times?" on Led Zeppelin's Led Zeppelin (1969) was inspired by Howlin' Wolf's "How Many More Years?", but without giving him credit. The reissue has put this straight.

  • Special Guest: Willie Johnson plays guitar, Ike Turner piano, Willie Dixon bass and Otis Spann piano.

  • Train Song: "Smokestack Lightning".





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