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Hubert Sumlin: Guinness Spot, Belfast Festival

Colin Harper, unpublished, November 2000

HUBERT SUMLIN – best known as guitarist for the late Howlin' Wolf – is one of the bona fide legends of modern blues. At a remarkably sprightly 68 he is also one of the last of the Chicago pioneers, and to judge from tonight's performance it is difficult to imagine any of his surviving contemporaries still cutting the mustard and electrifying an audience with such energy and panache. 

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