RIP Hubert Sumlin

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RIP Hubert Sumlin

Postby leftyguitarman » Mon Dec 05, 2011 12:59 am

Hubert Sumlin passed today. It's sad how many of the greats are passing away. It's the cycle of life, but it's still sad. Play a good blues for him tonight. ... y=nav|head
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Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Postby tinsmith » Mon Dec 05, 2011 1:46 am

One of the pioneers of our time.
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Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Postby rustyslide » Tue Dec 06, 2011 2:12 am

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Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Postby RobertR » Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:38 pm

I saw Hubert play every year at the King Biscuit Festival for the last ten years or so. I am sorry to see him guy. He was certainly one of the giant of the electric blues guitar.
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Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Postby goldbrick » Mon Dec 12, 2011 4:58 pm

I was happy to catch him in fort Lauderdale 3-4 years ago with Bob Margolin. He was playing a gold top Les Paul. He didn't play much, but what he did was pure and sweet. RIP
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Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Postby LesRichardForgue » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:06 pm

Sad another one bites the dust. But he was very special.
I have memorry of seeing him 3 times, once at the colonial tavern on Yonge stree, once at the 1815 club on roosevelt Rd, and once at the Flying Fox at 69th and Halsted.

Tuesday night I attended a memorial jam for Hubert where all the door charge went to a Blues Foundation that assists needy (retired?) blues artists. Had a good time, heard some wonderful sounds from Bob Margolin, Robert Stroger, Eddie Shaw, Taildragger, Scott Dirks, and many others, most I did not catch their names. It was at Fitzgerald's on Roosevelt Rd. It was so crowded I could not see was anybody I know there too. I did get a chance to holler at Scott Dirks that was nice.
It was nice to see so many people gathered to honor Hubert Sumlin.
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Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Postby BlindLemonPledge » Fri Dec 16, 2011 1:41 pm

RIP Hubert,

On a personal note I met Hubert at a concert my sister's band was playing in Manteo N.C. He was there with Matt Walsh and Bob Margolin. It was a great night of the blues. Afterward I got to shake the mans hand and chat for just a second. He was a very humble man, and my sister adored him. I will always be grateful for the meeting.

It wasn't until later I found out just how prolific his career was. I mean he had played with damn near everybody. He was an original guitar player, I am honored to have met him.

Play on.....
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Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Postby Mario 1967 » Thu Dec 22, 2011 1:06 pm

This year we have lost Gary Moore, 'Pinetop Perkins and now Hubert. Hope God give us a happier 2012.
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Re: RIP Hubert Sumlin

Postby Garrett » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:11 pm

A true legend! Rest In Peace!


If y`all get a chance to pick up "About Them Shoes", I`m sure y`all will enjoy it.


Hubert Sumlin and guests Levon Helm, James Cotton, David Johansen, Eric Clapton and Keith Richards.
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