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Howlin' Wolf — I Ain't Superstitious
Album: The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions
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Released: 1971
Length: 3:20
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Well, I ain't superstitious, black cat just cross my trail
Well, I ain't superstitious, oh, the black cat just cross my trail
Don't sweep me with no broom, I might get put in jail

When my right hand itches, I gets money for sure
When my right hand itches, I gets money for sure
But when my left eye jump, somebody got to go

Well, I ain't superstitious, black cat just cross my trail
Well, I ain't superstitious, black cat just cross my trail
Don't sweep me with no broom, I just might get put in jail

Well, the dogs are howlin' all over the neighborhood
Whoa, the dogs are howlin' all over the neighborhood
That is true sign of death, baby, that ain't no good

Well, I'm not superstitious, but that black cat across my trail
Well, I'm not superstitious, a black cat across my trail
Don't sweep me with no broom, I just might get put in jail

Bad luck for me
This is bad luck for me
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 thewiseking wrote:
Wolf did not have it together on these sessions. ......

 
Oh?  Please explain.
Wolf did not have it together on these sessions. Give us the Chess recordings! Give us sum Herbert Sumlin!
 oldfart48 wrote:
aaaaaaaahhhhhh,  some REAL MUSIC.........{#Dance}............thank you

 
YESSIREE!!!    {#Notworthy}
from wikipedia:

The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions is an album by blues musician Howlin' Wolf released in 1971 on Chess Records, and on Rolling Stones Records in Britain. It was one of the first super session blues albums, setting a blues master among famous musicians from the second generation of rock and roll, in this case Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Charlie Watts, and Bill Wyman. It peaked at #79 on the Billboard 200.


Yes I have this vinyl back in my hometown, it is a rare and fantastic piece of great blues jamming, I always loved the cover, so nice to see it somewhere out of my own living room ... of course it had to be RP!!
{#Bananapiano} ...... wonderful stuff
 bam23 wrote:
 I missed my only opportunity to see Howlin Wolf play at a church in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia a while back (1973 or 74). The prospect of seeing him live was somewhat dampened by the other prospect of walking through those neighborhoods at night. It is a regret, although these were not areas where anyone should be out at night on foot, so maybe it balanced out. Still, there was no equal to Mr.Burnett.



 
I've heard that the Wolf was a shadow of himself towards the end, so maybe you made the right call. In him prime, he apparently was an outrageous performer--bellowing out songs, slapping the stage with his hands, climbing up the stage curtains like they were trees. 

 Mugro wrote:
I don't like this 70s funk/disco version. Please give me the WIllie Dixon Chess Box original from the 50s, please!!!

  
From what I've heard, blues purists think that this album was lousy. At one point on the record, Howlin' Wolf has to stop the music and tell the Stones how to play the blues as he wanted them played.  
aaaaaaaahhhhhh,  some REAL MUSIC.........{#Dance}............thank you
 kcar wrote:
I prefer The Wolf over Muddy Waters just about every time...

  I missed my only opportunity to see Howlin Wolf play at a church in the Germantown neighborhood of Philadelphia a while back (1973 or 74). The prospect of seeing him live was somewhat dampened by the other prospect of walking through those neighborhoods at night. It is a regret, although these were not areas where anyone should be out at night on foot, so maybe it balanced out. Still, there was no equal to Mr.Burnett.


This album is so so so so so good! It's one of those classics you just have to own on Vinyl
Well, this definitely just woke me up! Nice!...

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches loves this song...
the white stripes have a really cool cover of this
 RedGuitar wrote:

Funky blues perhaps?

 
{#Yes}


This song is soooo good for the ears...

 
there is a great White Stripes cover of this!
 Mugro wrote:
I don't like this 70s funk/disco version. Please give me the WIllie Dixon Chess Box original from the 50s, please!!!
 
Funky blues perhaps?

I prefer The Wolf over Muddy Waters just about every time...
 nalle wrote:
Now we talking - godlike. My best from SWEDEN!
 
Oh Yea!!!! {#Guitarist}
Now we talking - godlike. My best from SWEDEN!
 Mugro wrote:
I don't like this 70s funk/disco version. Please give me the WIllie Dixon Chess Box original from the 50s, please!!!
 
Well, yes, I would agree somewhat that the original is more authentic, but this is the album that put Burnett back on the map. So you give it props for that—and the groove is pretty good. I mean, you got Wyman and Watts as your rhythm section? Could have done a lot worse.


We used to party and dance to Howlin' Wolf at Fry Foggles in London, Ontario.
I don't like this 70s funk/disco version. Please give me the WIllie Dixon Chess Box original from the 50s, please!!!
This film is from 1964 concert in London:

Smokestack Lightnin'

This song should be in the RP library...

Sincerely, Neil

Nice!
i have this on vinyl! and I'm not old enough too......
Great album, this.
Wolf & The Stones
"Well Alright!"