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