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Listening to Now: "Sweet Home Chicago"

By Richard K. Barry A blues classic with Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Hubert Sumlin, and Jimmy Vaughan. For an old friend, recently passed on.

Hubert Sumlin Memorial Update: Beck & Levon Out / Keith Richards, Robert Randolph, Buddy Guy In

Late last week we told you about the Hubert Sumlin Tribute Concert that’s set to take place at the Apollo Theater in Harlem on February 24. Today, ticketing information and a number of changes to the lineup have been announced. JeffShow More Summary

Mavis Staples To Headline Blues Fest

Mavis Staples will close out a tribute heavy Chicago Blues Festival on June 10. Legends who passed last year such as David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Pinetop Perkins, and Hubert Sumlin will also be feted. [ more › ]

In Memory 2011

3 years agoMusic / Blues : Blues Historian

Every year is a hard year for the blues. Many of the greats have left us during this last year. As always the blues is eternal, and they will not be forgotten. For more detail information click HERE. Howard Tate Hubert Sumlin John JShow More Summary

Notable Death of the Year: RIP Austerity Economics, 1921-2011

"Smokestack Lightnin'," with Hubert Sumlin backing Howlin' Wolf in 1964 This is the time of year when we're reminded of all the famous people who died over the last twelve months, a list which includes two of my favorite guitar players (Hubert Sumlin and Cornell Dupree). Show More Summary

Bob Corritore Blues News

3 years agoMusic / Blues : Blues Historian

December 23, 2011 Hubert Sumlin memorial tribute show recap. On Tuesday, December 13th, the legendary Hubert Sumlin was buried at Washington Memory Gardens in the Chicago suburb of Homewood, IL. He was laid to rest next to the grave site of his late wife per his wishes (thank you Toni Ann Mamary and Sam Burckhardt for making sure this happened). Show More Summary

Bob Corritore Blues News

3 years agoMusic / Blues : Blues Historian

Chicago Area Hubert Sumlin Musical Tribute tonight at FitzGeralds. This evening, Tuesday, Dec 13th, Hubert Sumlin will be remembered with a musical tribute at FitzGerald's ( http://www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com/ ) 6615 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, Illinois 60402, 7pm doors 8pm music, Donations will be accepted at door for the Blues Foundation HART Fund. Show More Summary

Big Road Blues Show 12/18/11: Mix Show

3 years agoMusic / Blues : Big Road Blues

Show Notes: We close out the year on a somber note as we pay tribute to several recently passed blues artists: Kansas City legend Myra Taylor, blues and R&B singer Lee Shot Williams, legendary guitarist Hubert Sumlin and singer Howard Tate. Also on tap are great pre-war blues including Blind Lemon Jefferson and a couple [...]

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Will Pay for Hubert Sumlin's Funeral

In the wake of the recent death of electric blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin from heart failure, his manager and partner Toni Ann announced that The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger and Keith Richards had stepped up to pay for his funeral.

Glimmer Twins to Pay for Hubert Sumlin's Funeral

Blues Guitarist Hubert Sumlin passed away earlier this week. Today, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones announced they would cover the full costs of the musician's private funeral. [ more › ]

Rolling Stones Members to Pay for Bluesman's Funeral

3 years agoArts : ArtsBeat

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards have offered to pay for the funeral of Hubert Sumlin, a great Chicago blues guitarist to whom they owe a musical debt.

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards to Pay for Hubert Sumlin's Funeral

Roger Kisby/Getty Images As Spinner recently reported, Howlin' Wolf sideman and legendary blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin died Sunday, Dec. 4, from heart failure. Since the 80-year-old axeman's death, musicians have come out of the woodwork to pay their respects, including members of the Rolling Stones. Show More Summary

Keith Richards and Mick Jagger 'Insist' on Picking Up the Tab for Blues Legend Hubert Sumlin's Funeral...

It’s the least they could do, right? from Vintage Vinyl News: In an act of admiration and generosity, Rolling Stones Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are going to pay for the funeral of Hubert Sumlin… Read and comment. From thedailyswarm.com.

RIP Howard Tate AND Dobie Gray

This week of death ain't letting up. Hubert Sumlin passed away this weekend and now I'm just hearing solid soul-man Howard Tate AND pop/soul singer Dobie Gray both have died?! Ugh. Howard Tate began singing gospel with Garnett Mimms in the early '60s, and it was 'round 1965 that Mimms introduced Tate to producer Jerry Ragovoy, of the Verve label. Show More Summary

Legendary bluesman Hubert Sumlin dies at 80; lead guitarist for Howlin' Wolf

Hubert Sumlin, one of the towering figures of blues guitar, died Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. The 80-year-old Sumlin had congestive heart failure, according to his agent, Hugh Southard, and died at a hospital in Wayne, N.J.Sumlin was the lead guitarist for legendary blues singer Howlin' Wolf on their seminal recordings for Chess Records. Show More Summary

C&L's Late Night Music Club With Howlin' Wolf

Title: Smokestack Lightning Artist: Howlin' Wolf Blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin died December 4th at the age of 80. Best known as Howlin' Wolf's guitarist for 23 years, his playing was described as "wrenched, shattering bursts of notes, sudden cliff-hanger silences and daring rhythmic suspensions". Show More Summary

Hubert Sumlin RIP

3 years agoMusic / Blues : Blues Historian

Hubert Sumlin has died for more information Read HERE. Hubert was one of the last of the great Chicago guitarists from the golden age of Chicago blues. He played with the legendary Howling Wolf for many years. Will update when more information becomes available.

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