Hubert Sumlin

Trio of bluesmen get their due in music documentary 'Sidemen: Long Road to Glory'

Trio of bluesmen get their due in music documentary 'Sidemen: Long Road to Glory'

Three influential Delta bluesmen are affectionately given their long overdue time in the spotlight in Scott Rosenbaum’s fittingly soulful “Sidemen: Long Road to Glory.”

With almost 200 years of gigging among them, piano player Pinetop Perkins, drummer Willie “Big Eyes” Smith and guitarist Hubert Sumlin would have shared a legacy confined to the liner notes of old Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf albums had it not been for music’s cyclical nature.

Thanks to such British disciples of American blues as the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton, who would subsequently pass the torch to Jimi Hendrix and the Allman Brothers, and, later, the White Stripes and the Black Keys, the trio of...

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