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Hubert Charles Sumlin (November 16, 1931 – December 4, 2011) was a American guitarist and singer, best known for his "wrenched, shattering bursts of notes, sudden cliff-hanger silences and daring rhythmic suspensions" as a member of Howlin' Wolf's band. He was ranked number 43 in Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" and influenced many guitarists.

Sumlin was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, and raised in Hughes, Arkansas. He got his first guitar when he was eight years… read more

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  • Avatar for oldiesfanjohn
    This guy was great. One of The Last Of The Mohicans as it were.
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    I echo the comments, one of the best.
  • Avatar for CactusRocks
    one of the greatest blues guitarist it would always bring a sweet ton of blues. It's best period is really when he was aside with howlingwolf.
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    American Folk Blues Festival group:
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    R.I.P Hubert
  • Avatar for BillyIdolsHair
    Thanks for everything Mr. Sumlin.
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    Rest in peace Hubert and good on you Mr Jagger for your gesture

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