Rogers, Hickey, Sumlin & Friends

An expression of contemporary, yet classic Chicago blues, Bill's Blues is largely the collaboration of protoge Bill Hickey and mentor Hubert Sumlin, with guest-star support from Jimmy Rogers and producer Willie Murphy.

Bill's Blues; 10 songs / 42:14
Slick Chick
When It Comes To Love
Feed Me
I Am The Blues
Talk To Me Baby
Crazy Woman
Shake, Rattle & Roll
Put The Kettle On
Jimmy Rogers is well known to blues fans everywhere as Muddy Waters' guitarist in the late 1940's and early 50's and for his own recordings since that time. After leaving Muddy's band, Jimmy continued as a solo artist for Chess Records until 1959, backed first by Little Walter and Muddy himself, and later by Big Walter Horton and Willie Dixon. Jimmy continues to perform to this day.

Hubert Sumlin is an international blues celbrity in his own right, performing around the world and even sitting in with the house band for Saturday Night Live; but he'll probably always be best remembered as the guitarist who helped create the Howlin' Wolf sound during Worf's Chicago heyday in the 1950-'s and early 60's.

As Wolf was Hubert's musical father, so today does Bill Hickey think of Hubert as a musical father. Bill was born and raised in Chicago, where he played with the likes of Eddie Taylor, Jimmy Rogers, and harmonica virtuoso Big Walter Horton. From its earliest days the blues has been handed down from mentor to disciple; Big Bill Hickey's relationship with Hubert Sumlin assures us that Sumlin's legacy is in good hands.

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