Posts Tagged ‘Chicago Blues’

Key to the Highway

September 4, 2016

“Key to the Highway,” written by Charlie Segar and popularized by Big Bill Broonzy, recorded by Little Walter & His Jukes in 1958.

Walter Jacobs (vocal, harmonica), Muddy Waters (slide guitar), Luther Tucker (guitar), Otis Spann (piano), Willie Dixon (bass), and either George Hunter or Francis Clay on drums.

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Hubert Sumlin

December 6, 2011

Hubert Sumlin, 1931 -- 2011

Blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin, best known for his collaboration with Howlin’ Wolf, passed away on December 4, 2011. He was 80 years old.

“Hubert Sumlin, Master of Blues Guitar, Dies at 80,” Bill Friskics-Warren, New York Times

“Hubert Sumlin Dead at 80,” Rolling Stone

“Guitarist Hubert Sumlin energized Howlin’ Wolf’s hits,” Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

“Hubert Sumlin obituary,” Tony Russell, The Guardian

“Legendary blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin asked for his guitar before he died,” Dan Goldberg,  Newark Star Ledger

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