500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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

Howlin' Wolf, 'Moanin' in the Moonlight'
154/500

154. Howlin' Wolf, 'Moanin' in the Moonlight'

Chess, 1959

Wolf's sound – a fierce growl mixed with explosive playing by guitar geniuses Willie Johnson and Hubert Sumlin – was huge and eerie, and this compilation taught the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and the rest of England the ways of the blues.

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