Hubert Sumlin http://www.guitarworld.com/taxonomy/term/1737/all en May 2012 Guitar World Out Now: Joe Walsh Goes 'Analog,' Shinedown, Ian Anderson, 100 Tips For Better Guitar Playing http://www.guitarworld.com/may-2012-guitar-world-out-now-joe-walsh-goes-analog-shinedown-ian-anderson-100-tips-better-guitar-playing <!--paging_filter--><p><em>Guitar World</em> checks in with the one and only Joe Walsh <a href="http://secure.nps1.net/guitarworld/index.php?main_page=product_info&amp;cPath=9&amp;products_id=304&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=scroller&amp;utm_campaign=GWMAY12">in the all-new May 2012 issue.</a></p> <p>Walsh, who found success with the James Gang, then The Eagles -- all while putting out a series of guitar-driven hits as a solo artist -- is the first to admit his life has been good to him -- so far. </p> <p>Walsh just performed with Paul McCartney at the Grammys, owns an enviable collection of vintage guitars and is about to hit the road for The Eagles' 40th anniversary tour. He's also excited about his new solo album, <em>Analog Man.</em></p> <p><strong>Other features in this issue:</strong></p> <p><strong>Shinedown:</strong> When Shinedown lost their lead axman, rhythm guitarist Zach Myers suddenly found himself handling all six-string duties. On the group's latest album, <em>Amaryllis</em>, he proves he can burn with the best of them.</p> <p><strong>Hubert Sumlin:</strong> He devoted his life to the blues. When he died last December, Hubert Sumlin left behind a legacy that influenced guitarists from Jimi Hendrix to Stevie Ray Vaughan to Billy Gibbons.</p> <p><strong>Jethro Tull:</strong> Forty years after releasing <em>Thick As a Brick</em>, Ian Anderson delivers a sequel that puts a modern update on the prog-rock classic. PLUS: Anderson appraises five of Tull's axe authorities: from Tony Iommi to Martin Barre.</p> <p><strong>100 Tips For Better Guitar Playing:</strong> From technique and theory to gear and tone -- this is the ultimate guide to becoming a better guitarist, regardless of your skill level.</p> <p><strong>Tabs:</strong> The new issue includes JOE WALSH, "Life's Been Good" / BLACK SABBATH, "Electric Funeral" / VEIL OF MAYA, "Unbreakable" / HOWLIN' WOLF, "Killing Floor" / JETHRO TULL, "Thick As a Brick"</p> <p><strong>Soundcheck:</strong> Reviews of the Line 6 JTV-59 James Tyler Variax guitar, Fender's Kenny Wayne Shepherd Signature Strat, DigiTech's iPB-10 Programmable Pedal Board, the Peavey Session Solidbody Electric Guitar, the Visual Sound Dual Tap Delay and TC Electronic's PolyTune Mini Tuner.</p> <p>For more about the new issue and to order, <a href="http://secure.nps1.net/guitarworld/index.php?main_page=product_info&amp;cPath=9&amp;products_id=304&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=scroller&amp;utm_campaign=GWMAY12">visit the Guitar World Online Store.</a></p> <p><img src="/files/imce-images/0512%20Joe%20Walsh.jpg" width="620" height="805" alt="0512 Joe Walsh.jpg" /></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/joe-walsh">Joe Walsh</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/may-2012-guitar-world-out-now-joe-walsh-goes-analog-shinedown-ian-anderson-100-tips-better-guitar-playing#comments Hubert Sumlin Ian Anderson Joe Walsh Kenny Wayne Shepherd News Features Sun, 22 Apr 2012 13:52:07 +0000 Guitar World Staff 15220 at http://www.guitarworld.com Video: Keith Richards and Eric Clapton Jam on "Spoonful" at Hubert Sumlin Tribute Concert http://www.guitarworld.com/video-keith-richards-and-eric-clapton-jam-spoonful-hubert-sumlin-tribute-concert <!--paging_filter--><p>This past Friday night, an all-star cast of musicians assembled at New York City's Apollo Theater to pay tribute to the late blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin, who passed way in December.</p> <p>Making his first live appearance in nearly five years, Keith Richards joined Eric Clapton on stage just before midnight, running through several Howlin' Wolf classics. You can check out a video of the two performing "Spoonful" (which Clapton covered with Cream in 1966) below.</p> <p>Proceeds from Friday night's show -- which was dubbed the Howlin' For Hubert concert -- will benefit the Jazz Foundation.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/fCpEnAs8vuI" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/keith-richards">Keith Richards</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/eric-clapton">Eric Clapton</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/cream">Cream</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/video-keith-richards-and-eric-clapton-jam-spoonful-hubert-sumlin-tribute-concert#comments Eric Clapton Howlin' Wolf Hubert Sumlin Keith Richards The Rolling Stones News Mon, 27 Feb 2012 15:45:32 +0000 Josh Hart 14780 at http://www.guitarworld.com In Deep: Howlin' Wolf and Hubert Sumlin http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin <!--paging_filter--><p><em>These videos are related to the February 2012 issue of </em>Guitar World<em>. For the full text and tablature for the column, you can pick up the issue of newsstands now or in our <a href="http://secure.nps1.net/guitarworld/index.php?main_page=product_info&amp;cPath=9&amp;products_id=291&amp;utm_source=guitarworld.com&amp;utm_medium=article&amp;utm_campaign=InDeepFeb">online store</a>.</em></p> <p>In this month's "In Deep," our own Andy Aledort takes a close-up look at the blues guitar artistry of Howlin' Wolf and Hubert Sumlin, the guitarists who epitomized the sound of Chicago blues.</p> <p><strong>Figure 1a</strong></p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience1338179759001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1338179759001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --><script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script><!-- End of Brightcove Player --><!-- End of Brightcove Player --><p><br /><strong>Lesson Contents:</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,0">Figure 1a</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,1">Figure 1b</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,2">Figure 2</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,3">Figure 3</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,4">Figure 4</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,5">Figure 5</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,6">Figure 6</a></p> <hr /> <em>These videos are related to the February 2012 issue of </em>Guitar World. For the full text and tablature for the column, you can pick up the issue of newsstands now or in our <a href="">online store</a>. <p>In this month's "In Deep," our own Andy Aledort takes a close-up look at the blues guitar artistry of Howlin' Wolf and Hubert Sumlin, the guitarists who epitomized the sound of Chicago blues.</p> <p><strong>Figure 1b</strong></p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience1338244057001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1338244057001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --><script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script><!-- End of Brightcove Player --><!-- End of Brightcove Player --><p><br /><strong>Lesson Contents:</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,0">Figure 1a</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,1">Figure 1b</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,2">Figure 2</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,3">Figure 3</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,4">Figure 4</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,5">Figure 5</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,6">Figure 6</a></p> <hr /> <em>These videos are related to the February 2012 issue of </em>Guitar World. For the full text and tablature for the column, you can pick up the issue of newsstands now or in our <a href="">online store</a>. <p>In this month's "In Deep," our own Andy Aledort takes a close-up look at the blues guitar artistry of Howlin' Wolf and Hubert Sumlin, the guitarists who epitomized the sound of Chicago blues.</p> <p><strong>Figure 2</strong></p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience1338305891001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1338305891001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --><script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script><!-- End of Brightcove Player --><!-- End of Brightcove Player --><p><br /><strong>Lesson Contents:</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,0">Figure 1a</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,1">Figure 1b</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,2">Figure 2</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,3">Figure 3</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,4">Figure 4</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,5">Figure 5</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,6">Figure 6</a></p> <hr /> <em>These videos are related to the February 2012 issue of </em>Guitar World. For the full text and tablature for the column, you can pick up the issue of newsstands now or in our <a href="">online store</a>. <p>In this month's "In Deep," our own Andy Aledort takes a close-up look at the blues guitar artistry of Howlin' Wolf and Hubert Sumlin, the guitarists who epitomized the sound of Chicago blues.</p> <p><strong>Figure 3</strong></p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience1338158121001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1338158121001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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For the full text and tablature for the column, you can pick up the issue of newsstands now or in our <a href="">online store</a>. <p>In this month's "In Deep," our own Andy Aledort takes a close-up look at the blues guitar artistry of Howlin' Wolf and Hubert Sumlin, the guitarists who epitomized the sound of Chicago blues.</p> <p><strong>Figure 4</strong></p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience1338089292001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1338089292001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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For the full text and tablature for the column, you can pick up the issue of newsstands now or in our <a href="">online store</a>. <p>In this month's "In Deep," our own Andy Aledort takes a close-up look at the blues guitar artistry of Howlin' Wolf and Hubert Sumlin, the guitarists who epitomized the sound of Chicago blues.</p> <p><strong>Figure 5</strong></p> <!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><!-- Start of Brightcove Player --><div style="display:none"> </div> <!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><!-- By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C found at https://accounts.brightcove.com/en/terms-and-conditions/. --><script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script><object id="myExperience1338089230001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /> <param name="width" value="620" /> <param name="height" value="348" /> <param name="playerID" value="798983031001" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAj36EdAk~,0qwz1H1Ey92wZ6vLZcchClKTXdFbuP3P" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1338089230001" /> </object><!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. 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If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --><script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script><!-- End of Brightcove Player --><!-- End of Brightcove Player --><p><br /><strong>Lesson Contents:</strong><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,0">Figure 1a</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,1">Figure 1b</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,2">Figure 2</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,3">Figure 3</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,4">Figure 4</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,5">Figure 5</a><br /> <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin?page=0,6">Figure 6</a></p> http://www.guitarworld.com/deep-howlin-wolf-and-hubert-sumlin#comments Howlin' Wolf Hubert Sumlin In Deep Lessons Mon, 23 Jan 2012 19:17:57 +0000 Andy Aledort 14026 at http://www.guitarworld.com February 2012 Guitar World Out Now: Pink Floyd, Opeth, Black Keys, 50 Years of Ernie Ball http://www.guitarworld.com/february-2012-guitar-world-out-now-pink-floyd-opeth-black-keys-50-years-ernie-ball <!--paging_filter--><p>The February 2012 issue of <em>Guitar World</em> magazine <a href="http://secure.nps1.net/guitarworld/index.php?main_page=product_info&amp;cPath=9&amp;products_id=291&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=scroller&amp;utm_campaign=GWFEB12">is available now at the Guitar World Online Store.</a></p> <p>Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour, Roger Waters and Nick Mason tell the story behind the making of <em>Meddle</em> and <em>Wish You Were Here</em>, the two prog-rock classics that book-ended their 1973 masterpiece, <em>The Dark Side of the Moon</em>. </p> <p>The 1971 album <em>Meddle</em> set the group on the path to success, while 1975’s <em>Wish You Were Here</em> cemented the band’s reputation for creating groundbreaking multimedia arena shows. </p> <p>The new issue also includes a free poster of previously unseen Pink Floyd artwork by <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/interview-designer-storm-thorgerson-reflects-pink-floyd-and-30-years-landmark-album-art">Storm Thorgerson</a>, who designed many of the group’s album covers.</p> <p><strong>Other features in this issue include:</strong></p> <p>• The Black Keys: Guitarist Dan Auerbach gets his motor running for an in-depth discussion about the group’s latest album, <em>El Camino</em>.</p> <p>• Opeth: Mikael Akerfeldt and Fredrik Akesson tell how Opeth incurred the wrath of die-hard modern metal fans with their latest album, <em>Heritage</em>.</p> <p>• Korn: On <em>The Path of Totality</em>, Korn merge heavy riffs with dubstep to take their innovative sound even further off the map.</p> <p>• 50 Years of Ernie Ball: When it came to guitar strings, Ernie Ball was a game changer who revolutionized the industry. As his company turns 50, it looks back at his history and looks ahead to a yearlong celebration of innovative new products.</p> <p>• Soundcheck: Yamaha A1M and A3R A Series acoustic-electric guitars, Boss BC-2 Combo Drive and FB-2 Feedbacker/Booster pedals, Peavey Devin Townsend Signature PXD Vicious seven-string baritone, EMG James Hetfield Signature pickups and much more!</p> <p><a href="http://secure.nps1.net/guitarworld/index.php?main_page=product_info&amp;cPath=9&amp;products_id=291&amp;utm_source=gw_homepage&amp;utm_medium=scroller&amp;utm_campaign=GWFEB12">For more information or to order, head to the Guitar World Online Store.</a></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/pink-floyd">Pink Floyd</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/february-2012-guitar-world-out-now-pink-floyd-opeth-black-keys-50-years-ernie-ball#comments Black Keys Hubert Sumlin Machine Head Opeth Pink Floyd News Features Thu, 12 Jan 2012 17:40:14 +0000 Guitar World Staff 14041 at http://www.guitarworld.com Guitar World's Top 15 Blues and Roots Rock Albums of 2011 http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-top-15-blues-and-roots-rock-albums-2011 <!--paging_filter--><p>What is a blues album in 2011?</p> <p>If you believe the gang over at the Grammy Awards, it's whatever sort of music is being made by anyone who happens to be a member of The Allman Brothers Band. </p> <p>Earlier this month, new albums by Gregg Allman, Warren Haynes and the Tedeschi Trucks Band (featuring Allman Brothers Band guitarist Derek Trucks) were nominated for Best Blues Album Grammys. Of course, only one of those releases -- Gregg Allman's <em>Low Country Blues</em> -- was a straight-ahead blues record. </p> <p>But, to be honest, we like the Grammy approach because it opens the door to blues, roots-rock and blues-rock albums -- and it makes for a more interesting and dynamic list that highlights blues in all its ever-evolving forms.</p> <p>Looking ahead, it's safe to say we're looking forward to a full album by Gary Clark Jr., who made it onto this top-15 list with just a promising four-song EP. </p> <p>And, of course, no talk of blues in 2011 would be complete without remembering two true legends of the genre who passed away this year: Delta bluesman <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/delta-bluesman-honeyboy-edwards-direct-link-robert-johnson-dies-age-96">David "Honeyboy" Edwards</a>, who died in August at age 96; and <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/blues-legend-hubert-sumlin-guitarist-howlin-wolf-and-muddy-waters-dies-80">Hubert Sumlin</a>, Howlin' Wolf's storied guitarist, who died earlier this month at age 80.</p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/eric-clapton">Eric Clapton</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/jimmie-vaughan">Jimmie Vaughan</a> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/joe-bonamassa">Joe Bonamassa</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/guitar-worlds-top-15-blues-and-roots-rock-albums-2011#comments Allman Brothers Band Damian Fanelli George Thorogood Honeyboy Edwards Hubert Sumlin Jimmie Vaughan Joe Bonamassa News Features Mon, 26 Dec 2011 12:53:01 +0000 Compiled by Guitar World Staff, Intro by Damian Fanelli 13937 at http://www.guitarworld.com The Rolling Stones to Cover Hubert Sumlin's Funeral Expenses http://www.guitarworld.com/rolling-stones-cover-hubert-sumlins-funeral-expenses <!--paging_filter--><p>As we <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/blues-legend-hubert-sumlin-guitarist-howlin-wolf-and-muddy-waters-dies-80">reported earlier this week, blues guitar legend Hubert Sumlin passed away this past weekend at age 80</a>. As a testament to Sumlin's lasting influence, his funeral expenses will be paid for by none other than Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.</p> <p>According to <em>Rolling Stone</em>, the news was posted online by Sumlin's partner, Toni Ann, who added, "God bless the Rolling Stones."</p> <p>Fans may remember that Richards made a guest appearance on Sumlin's 2004 album, <em>About Them Shoes</em>.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="480" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/BYtgj5v49gE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/keith-richards">Keith Richards</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/rolling-stones-cover-hubert-sumlins-funeral-expenses#comments Hubert Sumlin Keith Richards The Rolling Stones News Fri, 09 Dec 2011 15:04:05 +0000 Josh Hart 13846 at http://www.guitarworld.com Video: Hubert Sumlin Blues Guitar Lesson http://www.guitarworld.com/video-hubert-sumlin-blues-guitar-lesson <!--paging_filter--><p>Inspired by the passing of blues legend Hubert Sumlin on December 4, we here at <em>Guitar World</em> searched through our video archives and found this four-minute blues guitar lesson that Sumlin filmed at our NYC office several years ago.</p> <p>As Sumlin says in the video, "This is what I do, man."</p> <p>Enjoy this rare glimpse into the technique of someone who was a direct link to Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="450" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/DfL6Yhq-RZY" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/buddy-guy">Buddy Guy</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/bb-king">B.B. King</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/video-hubert-sumlin-blues-guitar-lesson#comments Hubert Sumlin Videos News Features Lessons Tue, 06 Dec 2011 16:11:27 +0000 Guitar World Staff 13791 at http://www.guitarworld.com Blues Legend Hubert Sumlin, Guitarist for Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters, Dies at 80 http://www.guitarworld.com/blues-legend-hubert-sumlin-guitarist-howlin-wolf-and-muddy-waters-dies-80 <!--paging_filter--><p>Legendary blues guitarist <a href="http://www.hubertsumlinblues.com/">Hubert Sumlin</a> died of heart failure at a hospital in Wayne, New Jersey, last night, December 4. He was 80.</p> <p>As Howlin' Wolf's guitarist in the 1950s, Sumlin influenced several generations of blues and rock guitarists, including Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Jimmy Page. What made Sumlin's resume even more impressive was that he also was Muddy Waters' guitarist for a brief period in the mid-'50s before rejoining Wolf's band.</p> <p><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/interview-hubert-sumlin-discusses-working-howlin-wolf-1994-guitar-world-interview"><strong>[[1994 GUITAR WORLD INTERVIEW WITH HUBERT SUMLIN]]</strong></a></p> <p>Sumlin was born November 16, 1931, in Greenwood, Mississippi, and was raised near West Memphis, Arkansas. The young guitarist briefly performed with harpist James Cotton before getting the call from Wolf to join him in Chicago in 1954. By the dawn of the 1960s, Sumlin's exciting and unique lead lines and phrasing were a major part of Wolf's sound, as can be heard on "Wang Dang Doodle," "Shake for Me," "Killing Floor," "Three Hundred Pounds of Joy" and "Hidden Charms," often considered to feature his finest fretwork. Outside of a brief spell in Waters' band in 1956, Sumlin stayed with Wolf until Wolf's death in 1976. </p> <p><a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/video-hubert-sumlin-blues-guitar-lesson"><strong>[[HUBERT SUMLIN VIDEO LESSON]]</strong></a></p> <p>Sumlin continued performing with other members of Wolf's band under the moniker The Wolf Pack until the early '80s. Since then, Sumlin had emerged as a solo artist, moving to the front of the stage as the lead vocalist/guitarist in his own band. As the decades passed, Sumlin also -- happily and deservedly -- filled the role of living blues legend alongside B.B. King, Buddy Guy and <a href="http://www.guitarworld.com/delta-bluesman-honeyboy-edwards-direct-link-robert-johnson-dies-age-96">David "Honeyboy" Edwards, who died earlier this year.</a> </p> <p>Sumlin's high-profile 2004 solo album, <em>About Them Shoes</em>, featured guest appearances by Cotton, Clapton, Keith Richards, Bob Margolin, Levon Helm and David Johansen.</p> <p>Sumlin came in at No. 43 on <em>Rolling Stone</em> magazine's recent list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time, right above Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits.</p> <p><iframe width="620" height="450" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/BYtgj5v49gE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-additional-content"><legend>Additional Content</legend><div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-related-artist"> <div class="field-label"><p><strong>Related Artist:</strong>&nbsp;<p></div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/buddy-guy">Buddy Guy</a> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <a href="/bb-king">B.B. King</a> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> http://www.guitarworld.com/blues-legend-hubert-sumlin-guitarist-howlin-wolf-and-muddy-waters-dies-80#comments Hubert Sumlin News Features Mon, 05 Dec 2011 17:37:06 +0000 Damian Fanelli 13775 at http://www.guitarworld.com Interview: Hubert Sumlin Discusses Working with Howlin' Wolf in 1994 Guitar World Interview http://www.guitarworld.com/interview-hubert-sumlin-discusses-working-howlin-wolf-1994-guitar-world-interview <!--paging_filter--><p><strong>This 1994 interview with Hubert Sumlin is reprinted from <em>Guitar Legends: Blues Power</em></strong></p> <p>“Wolf and I had some tremendous fights. He knocked my teeth out, and I knocked his out.”</p> <p>“I never used a pick again—that was my secret to unlocking everything.”</p> <p>“Clapton said, ‘If Hubert’s not there, I don’t record.’ ”</p> <p>Few musical marriages have been so magical, so intuitively right, as that of the great blues singer Howlin’ Wolf and his guitarist, Hubert Sumlin. From the time he joined the blues legend’s band in 1954 until Wolf’s death in 1976, Sumlin played a central role in crafting some of the century’s most memorable and influential American roots music. His economical, stinging fills, unusual rhythmic approach and perfectly placed bent notes are as integral as Wolf’s growl to the blues power of classics like “Spoonful,” “Smokestack Lightnin’,” “Killing Floor” and “The Red Rooster.”</p> <p>Blues and rock guitarists who cut and bloodied their teeth on Howlin’ Wolf tunes were heavily influenced by Sumlin: Hendrix often covered “Killing Floor”; the Rolling Stones, Clapton and countless lesser blues-rock lights continue to play “The Red Rooster”; the Doors remade “Back Door Man” in their own image; The Sky Is Crying, a 1991 collection of Stevie Ray Vaughan outtakes, includes the late guitarist’s version of “May I Have a Talk with You”; and Page, Clapton and Beck each flattered Sumlin by imitating him on “Spoonful” and “Smokestack Lightnin.’ ”</p> <p>Sumlin backed Howlin’ Wolf for 23 years, a stretch broken only by six months in 1956 when he worked for Wolf’s arch rival, Muddy Waters. After Wolf’s death, Sumlin launched his long-delayed solo career, becoming a Chicago blues club fixture and making occasional festival appearances. Over the past 15 years, however, he has picked up steam, touring often and recording numerous albums. Sumlin, now 77, was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2008 and still enjoys performing around the world.</p> <p><strong>GUITAR WORLD: Did Howlin’ Wolf explicitly tell you what to play?</strong></p> <p>Not really. When I first got with him, he told me that I wasn’t ready to play his music, so I should go home and think about it for a day, a week, a month or a year, whatever it took. “Come back when you’re ready,” he said. “When you figure out how to play my stuff, then you’re hired.” I went home and prayed and slept with my guitar under my pillow trying to figure something out, because I knew that this man was serious. Wolf did not bullshit.</p> <p>I had played with a pick for eight or nine years, and I couldn’t put it down. Then I woke up one morning and started playing without a pick, and the first thing I thought of was “Smokestack Lightnin.’ ” I played it better than I ever had and realized, I don’t need no pick. I don’t need anything but my fingers. And that was it.</p> <p><strong>Everything fell into place when you got rid of the pick.</strong></p> <p>Exactly. I started playing with a lot more soul. I never used a pick again. That was my secret to unlocking everything. My tone, my sound, everything happened right then. People can’t understand how I play. The average guitar player don’t know what I’m doing. But it’s my thing. It’s what God gave me; I don’t need a pick because I got five fingers. How can one pick compete?</p> <p><strong>One unusual aspect of your style is that you don’t play a lot of chords. </strong></p> <p>No, I don’t, but I play a lot of tricks. Like Muddy Waters once said, I’ve got a lot of gimmicks up my sleeves. I know when to get in and when to get out. Lots of guitarists just miss out on that aspect of playing. I know how and where to put it, which is what it’s all about.</p> <p><strong>Did many of your personal playing trademarks develop as a result of playing with Howlin’ Wolf for so long?</strong></p> <p>Yes and no. I also played with Muddy Waters for six months and, Lord, I learned a lot from Jimmy Rogers [Waters’ lead guitarist]. I picked up from every guitarist I ever worked with. I’d take a note from here and a note from here, a lick from him and a lick from him, and put it all together. That’s the Hubert Sumlin style. And that’s what I would recommend any guitarist do: listen to players you like and pick things up from everyone and everywhere.</p> <p>You have to learn how to use your instrument to its fullest. You got five different Es, you got five different As, and you got to use them all. If you’re all over the neck, you’re better. That’s why I never used a clamp [capo] like Muddy or Albert Collins or Jimmy Rogers: Why limit yourself? You’ll notice that kids coming up today play great, and they don’t use a clamp because they’ve got better knowledge of the instrument.</p> <p><strong>There’s one element of your background that’s almost unique among bluesmen: you studied guitar at the Chicago Conservatory of Music. What was the extent of your formal training?</strong></p> <p>I studied for six months with this old guy who was with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. It was the first time I ever saw a dude who played both opera and blues on his guitar. It had a huge impact on me, because I didn’t know the piano keyboard and I didn’t know how to read—I didn’t know an F from an A, an A from a B or a B from a C. That guy showed me so much in just six months.</p> <p><strong>Even though you always played electric guitar with Wolf, your sound often had a bit of a country blues vibe. Is that where you come from, musically?</strong></p> <p>Actually, when I was a kid I wanted to be a jazz player like Charlie Christian more than anything, but I also loved and heard the blues. [Those players] were all around me, and at a certain point, I realized how great all these dudes I listened to were: Charley Patton, Lonnie Johnson, Robert Johnson…all those guys. Peetie Wheatstraw, the “devil’s son-in-law”—Jesus, man, he was something! Then when I got with Wolf and Muddy I realized that they actually played with these guys, and that blew my mind. I’ll never forget my old 78 of Charlie Patton. He was a wizard, man, a genius. I tried to ask Wolf about him, and he said, “Aw, you young punk, you’re too young to understand.” It always hurt me that I missed out on seeing and playing with those old guys, because they wrote the book that Wolf and Muddy electrified and expanded. If Wolf and Muddy were the fathers of rock and roll, then those acoustic guys were the granddaddies.</p> <p><strong>It sounds like Wolf was very conscious of the age difference between you two.</strong></p> <p>Yeah. He told me one time, a couple of years before he died, that he was “40 years too early.” He said, “I plowed mules barefoot in December, with snow on the ground, the dirt frozen as a rock.” I said, “Don’t lie, man.” And he said, “I’m not lying. I’m 40 years too early. Things are getting better all the time.” The next year he got sick and went on a kidney dialysis machine.</p> <p><strong>It can be said that you are the link between the Delta bluesmen and rock and roll. On the one hand, you played with Wolf, who was a contemporary of Robert Johnson and the other guys you mentioned. At the same time, you also exerted a huge influence on the next generation—rock guitarists who weren’t really all that much younger than you.</strong></p> <p>I’m very proud of that, and I got to meet those guys. I met Eric Clapton in 1970 when I played on Wolf’s London Sessions. I wasn’t supposed to be there, but Clapton said, “If Hubert’s not there, I don’t record.” Then Wolf said he couldn’t record without me, so they had to bring me. Wolf was on a dialysis machine right in the studio, with doctors tending him night and day. He was so sick that on a couple of nights we didn’t even record; we just sat in the studio and got high. Mick Jagger and Bill Wyman came in, and we partied all night long, man. The cleaning lady came in the next morning and everyone was laying there on the floor. Mick Jagger had his head up inside the bass drum. [laughs] It was wild. We had a ball.</p> <p><strong>Did you spend much time with Clapton?</strong></p> <p>Yes. One day, Eric sent a limousine for me, and we drove for 30 or 40 miles outside of London to his big old mansion in the country. A gorgeous place, like a castle. We had a beautiful dinner, then he took me down to the basement, where he had all these guitars. It looked like a factory: three and a half walls of a room lined with every kind of guitar you can imagine.</p> <p>He said, “Pick out a couple of those guitars, Hubert. I’m giving you two of them.” I walked all the way around the room, looking at every one of them. Then I saw this case sitting in the middle of the room. I sat down on the floor and said, “What’s in there?” He said, “It ain’t nothing, man.” I asked if I could take a look. He said. “You don’t want that.” I opened the case and took out this beautiful Fender Stratocaster and started playing it there, sitting on the floor.</p> <p>He said, “Hey, man, I told you to pick any two you want from those that are up against the wall.” I said, “I know, but this Fender sure sounds good. Is it your regular?” He said, “It sure is.” I said, “I knew it, because that’s the one.” He said, “You mean to say you’re going to take it from me, man?” I said, “No, I can’t do it. I don’t want none of these.” He said, “Take it, man. At least I know it’s got a good home. Just promise me that if I ever want it back you’ll give it to me.”</p> <p>I kept it for two years and hardly ever played it. Then we were both at the Montreaux Jazz Festival, and I brought it over to him. He asked me how much money I wanted, if there was anything I needed. I said, “Nothing man, it’s your guitar. Don’t embarrass me.” He just gave me a hug. He’s a nice guy. A beautiful guy.</p> <p><strong>Did you have any sense that you were making history when you recorded those classic tracks with Wolf?</strong></p> <p>No, and I really didn’t care. But I knew that he was going to be one of the greats. And I was so devoted that I wanted to push him to the top. When you’re recording for people the caliber of Howlin’ Wolf, you’re going to do your best. And in those days, there wasn’t even a question, man: you were going to play your guts out. There had been some days in the past when my stomach ached from not having anything to eat. When I recorded, I would remember those days and remember how I never wanted to go back to them. And I would play!</p> <p><strong>What kind of personal relationship did you have with Wolf?</strong></p> <p>We were like father and son, although we had some tremendous fights. He knocked my teeth out, and I knocked his out. None of it mattered; we always got right back together.</p> <p><strong>You fought with Wolf? He was a huge man.</strong></p> <p>Oh man, he was big. He could wrap one of his fingers around my guitar neck three times. One time after a gig, we were loading up the truck, and I wasn’t there because I’d run off with this cute girl who’d been sitting on my amplifier, smiling at me all night long. When I got back they were just finishing loading, and Wolf was standing on top of the stage. He started yelling at me, calling me every name you ever heard—and some you couldn’t imagine—because he had to load my gear. I was embarrassed, man, because this was right in front of the whole band.</p> <p>So I thought, He can’t do this to me. He can’t humiliate me. So I waited until he was looking the other way, and I hit him in the face as hard as I could. He didn’t move. He just turned back real slow and slapped me with the back of his hand. I fell and rolled down the ramp that was pushed up to the stage to load the amps. I got up and walked back, screaming at him. When I got to the top he did the same thing again, and I rolled right back down, spitting out teeth.</p> <p><strong>Is that why you left to play with Muddy Waters?</strong></p> <p>No. Me and Wolf patched it up right away. In fact, the next morning, my wife woke me up and said that Wolf had been sitting in his car in front of my house all night long. I went out there and he apologized and gave me money to fix my mouth. I left to play with Muddy because he tripled my salary. They were rivals, and Muddy wanted to take me away from Wolf.</p> <p><strong>Was the rivalry between Wolf and Muddy apparent to everybody?</strong></p> <p>Sure. They were jealous of one another; they were enemies: “You stole my shit.” “You did this.” “You did that.” It was endless because they were the two biggest dudes in Chicago, and they were always arguing and competing about who was number one. [laughs] I’ll never forget the day we played the Ann Arbor Blues Festival, and Wolf and Muddy sat down and talked and made friends. They shook hands and said, “No more enemies.” That thrilled me so much, I went and got a beer. This is a business we do every day and love to death, and I never understood that jealousy. It’s music. Who cares who’s the best?</p> <p><strong>What are your memories of Jimi Hendrix?</strong></p> <p>He was just a little ol’ dude living in England. It was before his band, the Experience, hit it big. We played in Liverpool, the Beatles’ home, and in walked Jimi Hendrix, a little ol’ hip guy wearing earrings and a bandanna. Wolf said, “What the fuck is this guy? I ain’t saying nothing to that motherfucker.” He came right up to Wolf and asked if he could play his guitar. Wolf nodded and Hendrix picked it up, turned it over and played it with his teeth. [laughs] He played the hell out of it. Wolf looked at him, big-eyed, and said, “You hired, man, you hired!” He said, “No thank you, Mr. Wolf. But I admire you and the blues. You guys are 100 percent. Beautiful, man.”</p> <p>I never played with him after that, but I saw him do his thing in New York, after he hit, and I fell in love. The guy was great! Just a little ol’ skinny youngster. He was in his twenties, but he looked 16 or 17, and he was good, man. I mean, really good.</p> <p><strong>Hendrix often called you a big influence. Your playing on several tracks from the Fifties represents some of the earliest instances of guitarist using distortion. How did you do that?</strong></p> <p>I was just using my Gibson and my Wabash amp, which I used for a long time. It was one of the first amps to have 15-inch speakers. I also got an Echoplex right when they came out, and combined with those 15-inch speakers, that made “distortion.”</p> <p><strong>What sort of Gibson did you play?</strong></p> <p>A Les Paul—I believe it was a ’56. I often played them. I also had a Kay guitar. For four years, Wolf didn’t have a piano or even a bass—just two guitars and drums, so Jody Williams [Wolf’s second guitarist] and I coordinated our parts closely and decided that we would both play Kays. I didn’t like that Les Paul all that much, but I sure do wish that I had it now. 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