Howlin' Wolf's long time Guitarist, Hubert Sumlin, died Sunday at the age of 80. I saw him w/ Wolf many times. Also, many times since Wolf's passing. Last time I talked w/ Hubert was at the showing of the film about Wolf's life at the Siskel Ctr in Chicago.
Hubert was just an easy guy to approach. He was friendly, modest, & a gentleman.He was a hero to many of the white Blues Guitarists such as Clapton, Beck, Bloomfield etc.
His style of playing was eccentric, jagged, unpredictable, and it gave the Howlin' Wolf Band it's signature sound.
Wolf's music & performances made a major impression on me as a youth, & Hubert was part of that. I still listen to Wolf & Hubert today.
This year Pinetop, Honeyboy Edwards, & now Hubert all passed. These guys were all around when I 1st started getting into the Blues scene in Chicago. It's end of an era for me.
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