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Hubert Sumlin
« on: June 26, 2017, 11:24:23 PM »
Hubert Sumlin was born in Mississippi in 1931, was raised in Arkansas and died in 2011 in Wayne, NJ at age 80. He was a Chicago Blues guitarist and singer, having been offered to move to Chicago and join Howlin' Wolf's' band at age 23 in 1954 as second guitarist, but when Wolf's other guitarist Jody Williams left the band in 1955, Sumlin assumed the primary guitar role, a position he held in Wolf's band almost continuously (except for a brief stint with Muddy Waters around 1956) for the remainder of Wolf's career. Upon Wolf's death in 1976, Sumlin continued playing with other members of Wolf's band as "The Wolf Pack" until about 1980.

He also recorded and toured under his own name (as early as 1966) and continued to do so until shortly before his death in 2011. He lived in Totowa, NJ for about ten years before his death, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards paid his funeral expenses.

Check out his great work with Howlin Wolf in Wolf's thread. I'm going to key on other performances in this thread.

Hubert Sumlin with David Johansen (New York Dolls)
Killing Floor (Live 2005)
Johansen lookin like Todd La Torre of Queensryche a little here  :D


Minor Feelings and Funky Roots 1971

Les Paul and Hubert Sumlin live 1999

Hubert's Blues (acoustic)

Crossroad Festival live
Sumlin/Clapton/Robert Cray/Jimmie Vaughan
Killing Floor

Guitar Center's King of the Blues 2007
Hubert Sumlin and Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Sitting On Top Of The World:

Champion of the Queensryche Board Wars :)