500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

Howlin' Wolf, 'Howlin' Wolf'
238/500

238. Howlin' Wolf, 'Howlin' Wolf'

Chess, 1962

Chicago blues at its raunchy best, "The Rocking Chair Album" features an outrageous set of sex songs written by Willie Dixon, including "Shake for Me," "The Red Rooster" and "Back Door Man." In 1971, on The London Howlin' Wolf Sessions, Wolf finally taught an enraptured Eric Clapton how to play "The Red Rooster."

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