Welcome to my Music Diary – today for the 16th November!
Hubert Charles Sumlin (16th November 1931 – 4th December 2011)
Happy birthday to Chicago Blues man and guitarist Hubert Charles Sumlin, who was born on 16th November 1931 in Greenwood, Mississippi! When Hubert was eight years old he received his first guitar. In 1954 the Blues icon Howlin‘ Wolf invited Sumlin to be in his band – so he moved to Chicago and joined Mr. Chester Arthur Burnett. After the death of Howlin‘ Wolf, Hubert Sumlin continued playing with several band members under the moniker „The Wolf Pack“ until 1980. Sumlin also recorded many solo albums – some of them were nominated for a Grammy Award. Like his last LP „About them Shoes“ (2004), which features performances by Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Levon Helm, David Johansen and James Cotton. Hubert Sumlin was listed as number 43 in the Rolling Stone list of „100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time„. On the 4th December 2011 Hubert Sumlin passed away of heart failure at the age of 80. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards paid the funeral costs for the Blues legend.
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When I worked for the Austrian independent radio station B138 I invited several musicians for special radio performances – here you can stream some of the wonderful shows – enjoy!
In November 2009 Andrea Schroeder was our live guest for the radio show „Unerhört Spezial“ – stream it here:
„Farmen“ (from the Farmen album „Farmen“)
„Ghost Ship“ (live)
„Bebop Blues“ (Studio)
„Dark Nightingales“ (live)
„My Heart is just a Song“ (live)
„Fly me to the Sky“ (Studio)
Line Up: Marina Zettl – Vocals
Thomas Mauerhofer – Guitar
Christian Bakanic – Accordion
ACHTUNG: The interview is in German!
Also in 2010 the Austrian band Dealer performed in the studio of the radio b138 – stream this unplugged session here:
1. Dig a Hole (Studio Version)
2. Dig a Hole (live Unplugged at Radio B138)
3. Ain’t getting better (Studio Version)
4. Ain’t getting better (live Unplugged at Radio B138)
5. Desperately united (Studio Version)
6. Cocain Woman (live Unplugged at Radio B138)
7. Remedy (THE BLACK CROWES)
8. This is not California (live Unplugged at Radio B138)
9. The Weight (The Band Cover) (live Unplugged at Radio B138)
10. Coming ‚round again (live)
ACHTUNG: The interview is in German!
In August 2010 Austrian musician Agnès Milewski was our live guest – stream this very special unplugged show here:
1. Ready steady go (Studio Version)
2. Chasing the Wind (live)
3. One God for me (Studio Version)
4. Learn to swim (live)
5. Falling from Grace (live)
6. Ugly duckling (live)
7. Not Andrea (Studio Version)
8. For Lucifer, the fallen (live)
For the Austrian independent radio station B138 I hosted the programme called „Unerhört„. It was a weekly feature and broadcasted 72 times. Here is a small selection of my personal favorites and for your streaming pleasure – enjoy 😉
Follow this link to stream/download my radio show called “Die musikalische Buchstabensupe eines Melomanen”, which I hosted also for the Austrian independent radio station B138. It’s a series through my private music collection from A (like AC/DC) until Z (like ZZ Top). Also I recorded some other broadcasts, like a special about the release of Johnny Cash’s album “American Recordings VI – Ain’t No Grave” (ed. 2010) which features also some speeches of John Carter Cash, the son of the Man in Black. Also I did two broadcasts which features my personal favorites of the year 2010 – like Woven Hand, Munly & The Lupercalians, Clan Edison or Murder By Death. Tune in and enjoy!