It uses eight-bar vocal sections with twelve-bar choruses and is performed at a medium blues tempo in the key of E. Backing Wolf on vocals are longtime accompanist Hubert Sumlin on guitar, relative newcomer Freddie Robinson on second guitar, and Chess recording veterans Otis Spann on piano, Fred Below on drums, and Dixon on double-bass.
It has been suggested that Freddie King contributed the second guitar on "Spoonful", but both Sumlin and Robinson insist it was Robinson. InWolf reluctantly re-recorded "Spoonful", along LP) several of his blues classics in Marshall Chess 's attempt at updating Wolf's sound for the LP) rock market.
The resulting album, The Howlin' Wolf Albumwith its "comically bombastic" arrangements and instrumentation, was a musical and commercial failure. They were part of a trend in the mids by rock artists to record a Willie Dixon song for their debut albums. In an album review for AllMusicStephen Thomas Erlewine described Cream's rendition as "where the swirling instrumental interplay, echo, fuzz tones, and overwhelming volume constitute true psychedelic music, and also points strongly toward the guitar worship of heavy metal.
Atco Records released the song in the US later in as a two-sided single with some pressings misspelled as "Spoonfull"but it failed to reach the Billboard Hot record chart. Never intended for release, this mix was soon lost and for later stereo issues a new one was made. The front cover and record no. The first listed the correct 12 tracks, the second listed 10 tracks, and a third where the 12 track listing has been "glued" over the 10 track listing.
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