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Showing posts with label Fitz Geralds Nightclub. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fitz Geralds Nightclub. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Chicago Area Hubert Sumlin Musical Tribute at FitzGeralds - Friends of the Blues

As I indicated a few days ago, there was a Musical tribute at FitzGeralds Nightclub 6615 Roosevelt, Berwyn, IL 60402. Many thanks to all of the great musicians and friends who turned out last night to honor Hubert Sumlin and raise money for HART (Handy Artists Relief Trust). A photo slide show of some of the artists in action is shown below. Thanks to Friends of the Blues and Kurt Foor for the photos.

Photo's include Billy Branch, Bob Corritore, Bor Margolin, Bob Stronger, Eddie Shaw, Harry Garner, Lil Ed, Mary Lane, Matt Hill, David Antonio Hererro, Michael Frank, Mud Morganfield, Richard Rosenblatt, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Sam Lay, Tail Dragger, Tom Holland, Twist Turner, Wayne Baker Brooks, Zora Young and Dan Carelli.
Hubert Sumlin, a blues guitarist whose soulful licks and crackling solos were featured on scores of hits for singer Howlin' Wolf during the 1950s and 1960s and who influenced later work by Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan, died Sunday in a hospital. in Wayne, N.J. He was 80.

His agent, Hugh Southard, said Mr. Sumlin had congestive heart failure.

Born in Greenwood, Miss.issippi, Mr. Sumlin lived in Milwaukee for most of his life before moving to Totowa 10 years ago.

Mr. Sumlin was among the last of a generation of musicians who helped modernize the blues with the electric guitar.

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