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     Hubert Sumlin

Born: Nov 16, 1931 in Greenwood, MS
Died: December 4, 2011
Genre: Blues
Styles: Chicago Blues, Modern Electric Blues, Electric Chicago Blues
Instruments: Guitar, Vocals

Quiet and extremely unassuming off the bandstand, Hubert Sumlin played a style of guitar incendiary enough to stand tall beside the immortal Howlin' Wolf. 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.

Sumlin started out twanging the proverbial broom wire nailed to the wall before he got his mitts on a real guitar. He grew up near West Memphis, AR, briefly hooking up with another young lion with a rosy future, harpist James Cotton, before receiving a summons from the mighty Wolf to join him in Chicago in 1954.

Sumlin learned his craft nightly on the bandstand behind Wolf, his confidence growing as he graduated from rhythm guitar duties to lead. By the dawn of the '60s, Sumlin's slashing axe was a prominent component on the great majority of Wolf's waxings, including "Wang Dang Doodle," "Shake for Me," "Hidden Charms" (boasting perhaps Sumlin's greatest recorded solo), "Three Hundred Pounds of Joy," and "Killing Floor."

Although they had a somewhat tempestuous relationship, Sumlin remained loyal to Wolf until the big man's 1976 death. But there were a handful of solo sessions for Sumlin before that, beginning with a most unusual 1964 date in East Berlin that was produced by Horst Lippmann during a European tour under the auspices of the American Folk Blues Festival (the behind-the-Iron Curtain session also featured pianist Sunnyland Slim and bassist Willie Dixon).

Only in the last few years has Sumlin allowed his vocal talents to shine. He's recorded solo sets for Black Top and Blind Pig that show him to be an understated but effective singer - and his guitar continues to communicate most forcefully.

-Bill Dahl (All Music Guide)

Ресурсы сети, связанные с исполнителем:
musicians.allaboutjazz.com/musician.php?id=4715 Biography & articles on 'All About Jazz'
www.hubertsumlinblues.com Official website by Hubert Sumlin. Bio. Links. Articles
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubert_Sumlin About from 'wikipedia'
en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubert_Sumlin About from 'wapedia.mobi' [mobile]
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CD коллекции, связанные с исполнителем:
  как основной исполнитель ...
 Hubert Sumlin - 'About Them Shoes' - 2005, Artemis Records, Tone Cool
 Hubert Sumlin - 'Blues Guitar Boss' - 2005, JSP
 Hubert Sumlin - 'Hubert Sumlin's Blues Party' - 1987, Shout! Factory
 Hubert Sumlin - 'I Know You' - 1998, APO
 Hubert Sumlin - 'I'm The Backdoor Man' - 1993, Blues Special Records
 Hubert Sumlin - 'My Guitar And Me' - 1994, Evidence, Galactic
 Hubert Sumlin - 'Wake Up Call' - 1998, Blues Planet Records
  как основной соисполнитель ...
 Pinetop Perkins - 'Legends' - 1998, Telarc
 Elliot Sharp - 'Do The Don't' - 2008, Intuition Records
 Elliot Sharp - 'Secret Life' - 2007, Intuition
 Various Artists - 'Blues Anytime !' - 1994, Evidence
  как соисполнитель ...
 Eric Bibb - 'Natural Light' - 2003, Earthbeat
 Willie Dixon - 'The Original Wang Dang Doodle' - 1995, MCA
 Steven Seagal - 'Mojo Priest' - 2006, Steamroller Productions
 Elliot Sharp - 'Blues For Next' - 2000, Knitting Factory
 Muddy Waters - 'Muddy & The Wolf' - 1972, MCA, Chase Music, Audi
 Howlin' Wolf - 'Tribute To Howlin' Wolf' - 1998, Telarc

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