The title is a bit of a ringer, since this isn’t a collaborative effort in any way, shape, or form. The songs on this album are actually taken from two other albums, ‘The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions‘, and ‘Fathers And Sons‘, a Muddy Waters LP, both released in the early 70’s.
The album contains a half-dozen live Muddy Waters tracks with backing from Mike Bloomfield, “Duck” Dunn, Paul Butterfield, and Otis Spann, (culled from the ‘Fathers & Sons‘ sessions) as well as tracks by Howlin’ Wolf (the ‘London Sessions‘ with Eric Clapton, Charlie Watts and Ringo Starr).
However, despite this not being exactly original material, it is still a magnificent live album that showcases why these Chicago blues legends are still legends today. Both performances are engaging, witty, and raw. This includes classics such as ‘All Aboard‘, ‘I’m Ready‘, ‘Can’t Lose What You Ain’t Never Had‘, ‘What a Woman!‘, and ‘Red Rooster‘ played in all their forceful glory. If you want the actual recordings (which I would highly recommend) then grab the two aforementioned album, however, this is still nice, handy listen today here at the office thanks to YouTube (click HERE).