Legendary Blues Guitarist Hubert Sumlin will be at B.B. King's in New York City on May 13. Tickets are just $32 in advance. $32! If you're nearby, go!
Sumlin was the object of a turf war between Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters. Wolf won. He also played on "Deep Feeling," one of Chuck Berry's few truly killer blues pieces.
Here he is passing on a guitar lesson on "Smokestack Lightning."
Here he's playing it with Wolf himself. Willie Dixon's on bass:
That version was a little too gentle. Here's the original 45: