The Back Door Wolf

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The Back Door Wolf
The Back Door Wolf.jpg
Studio album by
Released1973 (1973)
RecordedAugust 14 & 17, 1973
StudioChess Recording, Chicago
ProducerRalph Bass
Howlin' Wolf chronology
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The Back Door Wolf is the final studio album by blues musician Howlin' Wolf, released by Chess Records in 1973.[1][unreliable source?][2]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[3]

In an AllMusic review, critic Cub Koda wrote: "This, Wolf's last hurrah, is his final studio album. Cut with his regular working band, the Wolf Gang, everything here works well ... Not the place to start a Wolf collection by any means, but a great place to end up".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions credited to Chester Burnett except where noted

  1. "Moving" – 2:44
  2. "Coon on the Moon" (Eddie Shaw) – 3:44
  3. "Speak Now Woman" (James Oden) – 4:50
  4. "Trying to Forget You" (Shaw) – 3:33
  5. "Stop Using Me" – 2:52
  6. "Leave Here Walking" (Shaw) – 2:30
  7. "The Back Door Wolf" (Shaw, Ralph Bass) – 4:02
  8. "You Turn Slick on Me" (Emery Williams Jr.) – 4:50
  9. "The Watergate Blues" (Shaw) – 3:10
  10. "Can't Stay Here" (Andrew McMahon) – 2:31

Additional track on CD reissue

  1. "Speak Now Woman" [Alternate take] (Oden) – 4:20



  1. ^ Both Sides Now: GRT Consolidated Chess/Cadet Album Discography (1971-1975) accessed September 20, 2019
  2. ^ Howlin' Wolf Sessionography accessed September 19, 2019
  3. ^ a b Koda, Cub. Howlin' Wolf: The Back Door Wolf – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved September 20, 2019.