Hubert Sumlin at B.B. King Blues Club

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Reed Robins .Blog, NY
November 25, 2008

Hubert Sumlin @ B.B.Kings Club….

“My buddy… invited me to join him and his pals for an evening of blues tonight at B.B King’s Blues club located on 42nd street in NYC’s Times Square…..

The program was Hubert Sumlin and friends. Hubert Sumlin is known for playing with Howlin’ Wolf, and James Cotton.

HUBERT SUMLIN
Featuring:
Sp. Guests

BRAD WHITFORD (Aerosmith)
JIMMY VIVINO
RICH PAGANO
JOHN SEBASTIAN
DAVID JOHANSEN
JAMES “The Worm” WORMWORTH
BRIAN MITCHELL
MIKE MERRITT

+ A special stage introduction by JANIE HENDRIX

* This show is dedicated to Mitch Mitchell (July 9 1947 – November 12 2008)
2008-11-25
8:00PM

As mentioned above, Janie Hendrix, Jimi’s sister was there to introduce the band. That was nice. She is somewhat pilloried in the fan community for Hendrix, because of Experience Hendrix’ way of doing business. That said, I got a mostly earnest vibe from her.

She talked about how the then younger group of players, including people like Clapton and Hendrix, cited Hubert as a big influence. Also Mitch Mitchell, mentioned above, was Jimi Hendrix’ drummer.

The performance itself was quite uneven to me. Here are a few impressions:

BRAD WHITFORD: Killer blues guitar player. Great tone, really overdriven, sort of a Stevie Ray Vaughn sound. He played with an impetuousness which really felt passionate. Best blues player on stage.”

Continued:  (here).