Post Tagged with: "Hubert Sumlin"

Elliott Sharp’s Terraplane – Sky Road Songs (2012)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YI2uN8NBuk&w=420&h=315] Sky Road Songs, Elliott Sharp’s latest record by his outfit Terraplane, is outwardly blues, but there’s enough eccentric, wild stuff going on to make me wonder if blues as rendered here is merely a delivery system for a freak show.

2011 Year In Review: Remembering Notable Deaths in Music

Here’s a look back in tribute to some of the notable figures in music who died in 2011, broken down by the month in which they passed.

Something Else! Reviews on the 2011 Blues Music Awards winners

The 32nd annual Blues Museum Awards ceremony was held Thursday night at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Produced by the Memphis-based Blues Foundation, the event belonged to Buddy Guy.

Bob Margolin, Muddy Waters guitarist: Something Else! Interview

Bob Margolin, Muddy Waters guitarist: Something Else! Interview

Bob Margolin has spent his life around blues music’s most recognizable figures, and he’s now a respected band leader in his own right.

Howlin' Wolf – Live and Cookin' at Alice's Revisited (1972, reissue)

Howlin' Wolf – Live and Cookin' at Alice's Revisited (1972, reissue)

by Nick DeRiso Howlin’ Wolf, posthumously inducted into the Blues Foundation’s Hall of Fame in 1980 and then the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991, had no right to rock it like this. Not after what he had been through. By the time of his 1972 date at Chicago’s Alice’s Revisited, he had suffered numerous heart attacks. TwoRead More

Something Else! sneak peek: Big Head Blues Club, featuring B.B. King, "Crossroads Blues" (2011)

Something Else! sneak peek: Big Head Blues Club, featuring B.B. King, "Crossroads Blues" (2011)

by Nick DeRiso Robert Johnson’s “Crossroads Blues” remains one of the most terrifying, wonder-filled songs, even if you don’t know the oft-told tale of how the doomed Mississippi bluesman became so proficient so quickly at playing his guitar. It’s one of the reasons that, despite the brevity of his time on this earth — born about 1910 and dead byRead More

Howlin’ Wolf – Ain’t Gonna Be Your Dog (1994)

It’s not hard to imagine that Howlin’ Wolf, born Chester Arthur Burnett (1910-1976), was a man who was better known and made a greater impact than the U.S. president he was named after. His influence is greater than any Chicago blues man save for friend and sometimes rival Muddy Waters and the homage to his music can be heard beyondRead More

Close