Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Little Hubert Sumlin with Sunnyland Slim - Come On Home Baby

Hubert Sumlin was a stylist, an idea that must have appealed to Jimi. Jimi was quite the little stylist himself. In the playing itself, listen to the way Hubert throws those little finger flips towards the guitar. Hubert was associated with Howlin' Wolf for a lot of Wolf's greatest work, so he was very well known. Listen to Wolf's "Killing Floor," also covered by Jimi, for some really nice work by Hubert.

Then there's the general playfulness, and the tremendous energy, two more things that are often come to mind when listening to Jimi.

Plus, I'm pretty sure that Jimi mentioned Mr. Sumlin in an interview that I read.

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