She’s got that Go-Go Power: Happy birthday, Sugar Pie Desanto.

These first two clips feature Hubert Sumlin, famous for his work with Howlin’ Wolf and one of my Top Ten guitarists ever, absolutely killing it, PLUS Willie Dixon, Sunnyland Slim and Clifton James! What a band!



A monster dancer, where Sugar Pie shares vocals with Etta James…


She’s gonna be a party poppin’, show stoppin’, wig floppin’ witch for a night!


Still looking and sounding fantastic into the 21st Century…


Watch her get down!

Not sure what the status is on this documentary, but I’m damn glad to see Sugar Pie get the love she deserves.

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Hubert Sumlin: The Guitar behind Howlin’ Wolf

Hubert Sumlin played guitar with Howlin’ Wolf for the vast majority of Wolf’s career, lending his tone to what are now established classics. Killing Floor, Smokestack Lightning, Evil, Who’s Been Talking, Spoonful, Little Red Rooster, et al, a veritable blueprint for Rock and Roll, as the endless covers would prove, and Sumlin was the guitarist as architect. No discussion of electric guitar is complete without a thorough examination of his work. Oh, and it would have been his birthday today, so give a moment of thanks.

Check out Son House dancing…

Doing the Mississippi Sheiks…



And dig his voice!