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Wednesday, December 28th

sounds of Chicago

Sonny Boy Williamson II (AKA Alex or Aleck Miller, 1912-1965) with Hubert Sumlin (guitar), Sunnyland Slim (piano), Willie Dixon (bass), Clifton James (drums): “My Younger Days” (S.B. Williamson), live, 1964 European tour

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Tuesday, November 5th

sounds of Chicago

Howlin’ Wolf (AKA Chester Burnett, 1910-1976) with Hubert Sumlin (1931-2011, guitar), et al., live, Chicago, 1971

 

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lagniappe

random sights

yesterday, Oak Park, Ill.

Monday, December 12th

Chicago blues
day one

Howlin’ Wolf (AKA Chester Burnett, 1910-1976), with Hubert Sumlin (guitar), Willie Dixon (bass), et al., “Somestack Lightning,” live, England, 1964


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lagniappe

random sights

last night, Oak Park, Ill.

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Tuesday, 12/6/11

 passings

Hubert Sumlin, guitar player, November 16, 1931-December 4, 2011

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Howlin’ Wolf, with Hubert Sumlin (guitar)

“Smokestack Lightning” (AKA “Smoke Stack Lightning”; rec. 1956, Chicago)

In a country that paid proper respect to its cultural heritage, this would be played for children in school, as part of their cultural education. Instead kids encounter it, if at all, on TV—the soundtrack to a Viagra commercial.

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“Back Door Man” (rec. 1960, Chicago)

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“Wang Dang Doodle” (rec. 1960, Chicago)

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lagniappe

musical thoughts

I started listening to people like Hubert Sumlin and trying to deal with a less muscular way of reaching people . . .

Marc Ribot

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random thoughts

Rankin, Loda, Cissna Park, Schwer, Gilmer, Watseka: the world is filled with places we’ve never even heard of (many less than 150 miles away), as I was reminded yesterday driving home from Danville, Illinois, where I’d gone to see clients at the prison.

Tuesday, 1/19/2010

Chicago Blues Festival, part 2

Howlin’ Wolf (with Hubert Sumlin, guitar), live, Chicago, 1966

“How Many More Years”

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“Meet Me In The Bottom”

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lagniappe

When I first heard him [Howlin’ Wolf], I said, ‘This is for me. This is where the soul of man never dies.’—Sam Phillips

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