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Hubert Sumlin's most famous, and to which he is most associated, contribution to the world of music and the blues is his enduring guitar accompaniment for Howlin' Wolf. Even if he never picked up a guitar after that, his place in the blues hierarchy would be secure. But he has gone on to be very much his own man and earned his rightful place on his own terms and talent. Hubert Sumlin was born on November 16, 1931 in Greenwood, Mississippi and raised in Hughes, Arkansas. He was taken by the great Blues players he heard -- Charlie Patton, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Lonnie Johnson, Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Willie McTell, and Son House. Hubert was born to take his place with these masters

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Article: Album Review

Spin Cycle (Tom Christensen & Scott Neumann): Spin Cycle III

Read "Spin Cycle III" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan


Spin Cycle III, by the group Spin Cycle, co-led by drummer Scott Neumann and saxophonist Tom Christensen, opens in a high octane mode, via Neuman's sizzling drums, Pete McCann's stinging guitar and Phil Palombi's muscular, juiced-up bass laying down a precision foundation, with the crisp articulation of Christensen's tenor sax out front. The tune is “Churn," ...

Article: Book Review

Ted Gioia: Delta Blues

Read "Ted Gioia: Delta Blues" reviewed by Vic Albani


Delta Blues Ted Gioia 504 pagine ISBN: # 9788859266044 EDT 2020 Selezionato dal New York Times e da The Economist come uno dei cento migliori libri del 2008 vede la luce, grazie al sempre attento lavoro di Siena Jazz, una delle analisi più interessanti di sempre dedicate al mondo ...

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Article: Blues Deluxe

Summer 2021

Read "Summer 2021" reviewed by Doug Collette


Blues Deluxe is a regular column comprised of pithy takes on recent blues and roots-music releases of note. It spotlights titles in those genres that might otherwise go unnoticed under the cultural radar. Mike Younger Burning The Bigtop Down Self Produced 2021 The backstory of an album is ...

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Article: Live Review

Gary Clark, Jr. and Jimmie Vaughan at the Iridium

Read "Gary Clark, Jr. and Jimmie Vaughan at the Iridium" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante


Gary Clark, Jr. and Jimmie Vaughan The Iridium New York, NY September 8, 2017 Speakeasy is a public television series that pairs Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famers, Grammy Award winners, Tony Award winners and iconic musicians with an interviewer of their choice. The show features conversations between the stars and ...

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Article: Live Review

Tedeschi Trucks Band with Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers at Red Rocks

Read "Tedeschi Trucks Band with Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers at Red Rocks" reviewed by Geoff Anderson


Tedeschi Trucks Band with Hot Tuna and The Wood Brothers Red Rocks Amphitheater Denver, CO July 29-30, 2017 The Tedeschi Trucks juggernaut continues to snowball. The band's inaugural Denver concert in November 2011 was at the Fillmore Auditorium; capacity 3,000. The venue quickly shifted to an annual summer show at Red ...

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Article: Extended Analysis

Way Down Inside: Songs of Willie Dixon

Read "Way Down Inside: Songs of Willie Dixon" reviewed by Doug Collette


Big Head Todd and the Monsters have been fans of blues music since their first days together playing music in high school, so it only makes sense they'd eventually record am album in this seminal form. Accordingly, in 2011 the band delved into the blues with their first 'Big Head Blues Club' project, 100 Years of ...

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Article: Album Review

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters: Good News

Read "Good News" reviewed by Mike Perciaccante


Ronnie Earl first gained national attention in 1979 when he replaced Duke Robillard as the lead guitarist for Roomful Of Blues. After spending eight years as the main axeman in that group, Earl decided it was finally time to completely branch out on his own. Though Earl had released his first solo disc, Smokin', in 1983 ...

News: Performance / Tour

Hamonica Master James Cotton to Perform in Galloway October 22

Grammy Award-winning harmonica master James “Mr. Superharp" Cotton and his band will perform at the Stockton Performing Arts Center in Galloway on Monday, October 22, 2012. Cotton's latest CD, the Grammy-nominated Giant, is his long-awaited return to Alligator Records. Cotton, who in 2012 is celebrating his 68th year as a professional musician (starting at the age ...

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Killing Floor

Featuring the music of Hubert Sumlin
Duration: 5:27

Blues guitar legend Hubert Sumlin - one of his last performances - at the Crossroads Festival with Robert Cray & Jimmie Vaughn

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