Saturday, May 8, 2010

Hubert Sumlin, There At The Creation (A Creator Himself) AND YOU CAN SEE HIM LIVE!

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:

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