Jimi and Wolf

William Sakovich sakovich@GOL.COM
Fri Nov 29 09:56:55 EST 1996

In article <<3.0b35.32.19961128101639.0073a5d4@mindspring.com>,
"Shannon D. Dew" <shannon@MINDSPRING.COM> wrote:

> I'll just quote Hubert Sumlin on Hendrix and Wolf when asked about his
> memories of Jimi:
> "He was just a little ol' dude living in England. It was before
> his band, the Experience, hit it big. We played in Liverpool, the
> Beatles' home, and in walked Jimi Hendrix, a little ol' hip guy
> wearing earrings and a bandanna. Wolf said "What the f*** is this
> guy? I ain't saying nothing to that mother******." He came right up
> to Wolf and asked if he could play his guitar. Wolf nodded and Hendrix
> picked it up, turned it over and played it with his teeth. [laughs]
> He played the hell out of it. Wolf looked at him, big-eyed, and said,
> "You hired man, you hired!" He said, "No, thank you, Mr. Wolf But I
> admire you and the blues. You guys are 100 percent man. Beautiful man."
> I never played with him after that..."
> That's the story from the man who has influenced so many...Hubert Sumlin.

That's a great story, Shannon. Thanks for posting it.

Incidentally, what has Hubert Sumlin recorded (or been on, apart from
HW discs, that you would recommend?

- Bill Sakovich (sakovich@gol.com)

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