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RIP Hubert Sumlin

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:06 pm
by Strummer07
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One of the old brigade , a founding father ...A great Blues man, Hubert Sumlin passed away on Sunday

I did think he looked frail at the last "Crossroads" Concert ....Lovely fella - superb player.

But who will forgt his licks and great playing .."Killing Floor" for instance ............

http://www.shreveporttimes.com/article/ ... CFRONTPAGE

Thanks for the music Hubert - happy times .. rest easy now ... your work is done !

Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:50 pm
by Blackhorse
Sad to hear this, a real legend.

RIP Hubert

Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:44 pm
by 12bar
Sad news - RIP Hubert.

Pinetop Perkins, Gary Moore and other greats, 2011 was a bad year.

Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:20 pm
by weelie
RIP. Loved his playing with the Wolf. So funky. Some of the solo albums were the real deal too.

Yet to read his biography, although did read the Howlin Wolf one.

Never did see "The Blues Guitar of Hubert Sumlin" instructional, I'd dearly like to check it.

Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 3:28 pm
by tytlblues
Truly a loss, another blues man gone, RIP Hubert.

Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:25 pm
by Blindboy
Back in about 1994 (or so) I was lucky enough to be involved with DC Minner's "Dusk 'til Dawn" Blues Festival, at which the headliners were Lucky Peterson and Hubert Sumlin. At one memorable point, I found myself on stage with Lucky, DC, and Hubert Sumlin. That was the closest I have ever come to being too intimidated on stage to play. When my turn to solo came around, I must have looked a bit panicked, because Mr. Sumlin leaned over, nudged me and said (something to the effect of...), "Heard you earlier tonight, you'll do...". Well, it worked. Thanks to the encouraging word from one of the legends, I was able to finish the set without embarrassing myself
One of the original architects of Chicago Blues, and a blues legend.
RIP, Mr. Sumlin.

Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 4:44 pm
by tytlblues
Now that is a cool story!

Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 7:12 pm
by MojoJim
If I had a story like that, Bb, I could live in the glow of it for the rest of my life.

RIP, Hubert Sumlin.

Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 8:14 pm
by tytlblues
Yeah....it would be like........"Hey, did I ever tell you about that time me and Hubert"............ :whistle:

Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:24 pm
by Blindboy
MojoJim wrote:If I had a story like that, Bb, I could live in the glow of it for the rest of my life.
It looks like I am... :whistle: :big_smile:

Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:42 pm
by VikingBlues
Truly terrible news - another one of the real 'greats' has left us. Damn. RIP Hubert.

Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 11:08 pm
by tradrrr

Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:28 pm
by ElMano
Sad news. Indeed,
But the generation real bluesman from that time is coming to an end. Even the "second" has only a few big man left. Clapton, Buddy, etc. The only positive thing on being an :oldie: is that we have seen them, see and hear them play.know there real story. Raw and real. I think it is our task to tell the youngsters who they where , and what they did for the music these day's.

I hope that Hubert is jamming in the big band above whit all the musicians who go before him

R.I.P. Hubert

Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Posted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 5:26 pm
by tytlblues
Heaven's Done Called Another Blues Stringer Back Home
http://youtu.be/SdRJld3f3qU

Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Posted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 12:20 am
by DeaconBlues
RIP Hubert.

I was lucky enough to see Hubert live twice in the last few years. He will be missed.

Bb, Hubert knew a good'n when he heard one.

Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Posted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 2:24 am
by drockadam
Sad to hear that Mr Sumlin died. I got to meet him in 2010, he headlined our local Blues Festival. I got to meet him backstage! Here's a picture!

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Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Posted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 5:38 am
by tradrrr
Because nice stories need to be shared, too:

http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/9 ... urial.html

Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:41 am
by VikingBlues
tradrrr wrote:Because nice stories need to be shared, too:

http://www.suntimes.com/entertainment/9 ... urial.html
Missed seeing this when you posted the link - yes - nice stories should be shared. Thanks for posting it.

The Stones have always been very keen to publicise and praise the blues players that influenced them. Unlike some British groups who pretty well attempted to pass off what were effectively covers as their own work.

Rather nice statement from Keith Richards in the link below - what he says echoes what members of this forum lucky enough to have had personal contact with Hubert Sumlin have said.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2011/de ... in-funeral

Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 6:57 pm
by alaskabluesguy
Bummer, but not tragic. This guy made an impact with his life that will resonant for decades, maybe centuries. So many of our favorite guitar players site this man as a major influence! Also, he was still headlining blues festivals to the end! Makes me look like a pathetic slug!! Thanks Mr. Sumlin, you were a true inspiration in every sense of the word!!! RIP!

BB - that is an awesome story!! Shows what kind of man he was!