HomeBluesHowlin’ Wolf: Sitting on Top of the World Carl October 23, 2014 Blues 2 Comments The Daily Music Break is re-posting old posts because so much good music is attached to them. This post originally appeared on March 15, 2012. The home page image, which was added, is by FrelSareN. It looks like a Howlin’ Wolf concert was a pretty intense experience. Here are a couple of biographies. Discographies are here and here. An interesting look at bands and artists who covered him — and songs he did by others — is available at The Covers Project. The latter includes Sitting on Top of the World, which Wikipedia credits to Walter Vinson and Lonnie Chatmon of the Mississippi Sheiks. Its version is great. Here are “Smokestack Lighting” and “Spoonful,” the other most well known Howlin’ Wolf songs. 2 Responses Elaine D March 15, 2012 Hi Carl, Nice music break, with a little history and nostalgia, on a busy day. Thanks Elaine Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Name* Email* Website Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.