500 Greatest Songs of All Time
Howlin' Wolf, 'Spoonful'
Writer: Willie Dixon
Producers: Leonard and Phil Chess
Released: June '60, Chess
Did not chart
Chess do-it-all Dixon wrote "Spoonful" for Howlin' Wolf in 1960. "It doesn't take a large quantity of anything to be good," explained Dixon. The Wolf, however, did not cheat on the heavy manners when he devoured the song in the studio with his mad-animal growl. What's more, he often performed the song - later covered by Cream - waving a large cooking spoon in front of his genitalia.
Appears on: Anniversary Collection (Chess)