Farewell Hubert Sumlin (1931-2011)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

One of the best Blues guitarists of all time, Hubert Sumlin has passed away due to heart failure. Sumlin gained blues fame as a guitarist for the legendary Howlin' Wolf from around 1954 to 1976. His guitar part on 'Killing Floor' by Howlin' Wolf was perhaps Sumlin's greatest contribution to music.

From Wikipedia

Hubert Sumlin (November 16, 1931 – December 4, 2011) was an American Chicago blues and electric blues guitarist and singer. He was best known for his celebrated work, from 1955, as guitarist in Howlin' Wolf's band. His singular playing was characterized by "wrenched, shattering bursts of notes, sudden cliff-hanger silences and daring rhythmic suspensions". Sumlin was listed as number 43 in the Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time.

Farewell Hubert Sumlin, you will never be forgotten.


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