Hubert Sumlin – Sumlin In The Air

This day (December 4, 2011), in Wayne, New Jersey, , died Hubert Sumlin, a Chicago blues guitarist and singer.

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Wikipedia : This day (December 4, 2011), in Wayne, New Jersey, , died Hubert Sumlin, a Chicago blues guitarist and singer.

Hubert Sumlin :

@allmusic : The Wolf was Sumlin’s imposing mentor for more than two decades, and it proved a mutually beneficial relationship; Sumlin’s twisting, darting, unpredictable lead guitar constantly energized The Wolf’s 1960s Chess sides, even when the songs themselves (check out Do the Do or Mama’s Baby for conclusive proof) were less than stellar.

@last.fm : As a boy, Sumlin met Howlin’ Wolf (Chester Burnett) by sneaking into a performance. Burnett invited Sumlin to play guitar in his Chicago-based band. Sumlin also briefly played guitar for Muddy Waters. Playing primarily as the lead guitarist in Burnett’s band from the early 1950s until 1980, several years after Burnett’s death, Sumlin has also recorded under his own name. His latest efforts were Doing the Don’t with Elliott Sharp’s Terraplane (2003) on Intuition Records, and About Them Shoes (2005) on Tone Cool Records. Listed in Rolling Stone’s The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time, he is cited as a major influence by many artists, including Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page, and Elliott Sharp. Hubert taught Stevie Vaughn to play many of his signature tunes while living in Austin, TX in the late 1970’s.

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