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Blues File: Hubert Sumlin

From: WXPN
Series: Blues File
Length: 02:51

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In this Blues File reviewer Jonny Meister offers up his thoughts on Hubert Sumlin's new album "About Them Shoes."

Default-piece-image-0 Hubert Sumlin is one of the most famous sidemen in blues history, having supplied the signature guitar sound on many of Howlin' Wolf's classic records. On his new album "About Them Shoes", Sumlin is also really a sideman, with rock and pop stars in front, which gives rise to many questions about the relationship of blues and rock music, and the racial issues surrounding the blues. This piece first ran locally on WXPN-FM on March 10, 2005.

Piece Description

Hubert Sumlin is one of the most famous sidemen in blues history, having supplied the signature guitar sound on many of Howlin' Wolf's classic records. On his new album "About Them Shoes", Sumlin is also really a sideman, with rock and pop stars in front, which gives rise to many questions about the relationship of blues and rock music, and the racial issues surrounding the blues. This piece first ran locally on WXPN-FM on March 10, 2005.

Broadcast History

This piece first aired locally on WXPN-FM in Philadelphia on March 10, 2005.

Musical Works

Hubert Sumlin: new album "About Them Shoes * * *

Artist Name "Song Title"
Label: Album Title

Howlin' Wolf "Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy"
MCA/Chess: His Best²
Hubert Sumlin w/ Eric Clapton "I'm Ready"
Tone-Cool: About Them Shoes¹
Hubert Sumlin w/ Keith Richards "Still A Fool"
Tone-Cool: About Them Shoes¹
Hubert Sumlin w/ David Johansen "The Same Thing"
Tone-Cool: About Them Shoes¹
Hubert Sumlin "This Is The End, Little Girls"
Tone-Cool: About Them Shoes¹

Related Website

http://www.wxpn.org/blues