"Little Red Rooster," or "The Red Rooster" as it was first named, is a blues standard written by Willie Dixon. First recorded in 1961 by Howlin' Wolf, the song is a slow blues that features distinctive slide guitar accompaniment. Backing Wolf (vocal, guitar) are Hubert Sumlin (guitar), Johnny Jones (piano), Willie Dixon (bass), and Sam Lay (drums). "The Red Rooster" is included in the The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.
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