We cannot close here without tipping our hat to Hubert Sumlin who joined us at the Wellmont Theatre, Montclair for a run of songs that he first performed with Howlin’ Wolf.
Hubert’s spirit and humour are undimmed by less robust health and it was a gas for us to share the stage with him and heartening to see him get the acclaim that he received from those in attendance.
If such institutions as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame are to have any meaning, Hubert has to be in there in the “Sideman” category (along with Luther Perkins and Marshall Grant but don’t get me started on that one).
To do otherwise is to make a nonsense of the other ennoblements. I urge you to write to your congressman to get this fixed. It’s not as if they have anything else to do.