Personalities | Hubert Sumlin | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues
(Guitar, vocals, b. 1931)
Sumlin’s distinctive riffs are all over Howlin’ Wolf’s classic Chess recordings; Wolf plucked the Greenwood, Mississippi innovator from a band he had started with James Cotton, and Sumlin became an integral part of Wolf’s sound. After Wolf’s death in 1976, Sumlin joined saxophonist Eddie Shaw in his Wolf Gang band and ventured out on his own in 1980, but excessive drinking kept his performances and albums patchy. However, Sumlin sobered up in the late 1990s and has since recorded several successful solo albums, including 2005’s brilliant About Them Shoes.
An extensive music information resource, bringing together the talents and expertise of a wide range of editors and musicologists, including Stanley Sadie, Charles Wilson, Paul Du Noyer, Tony Byworth, Bob Allen, Howard Mandel, Cliff Douse, William Schafer, John Wilson...
Classical, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Country and more. Flame Tree has been making encyclopaedias and guides about music for over 20 years. Now Flame Tree Pro brings together a huge canon of carefully curated information on genres, styles, artists and instruments. It's a perfect tool for study, and entertaining too, a great companion to our music books.
The ultimate story of a life of rock music, from the 1950s to the present day.
Fantastic new, unofficial biography covers
his life, music, art and movies, with a
sweep of incredible photographs.