ROBERT WOLFMAN BELFOUR
Robert “Wolfman” Belfour (September 11, 1940 – February 24, 2015) was an Americanbluesmusician. He was born in Red Banks, Mississippi. When he was a child, his father, Grant Belfour, taught him to play the guitar, and he continued his tutelage in the blues from the musicians Otha Turner, R. L. Burnside, and Junior Kimbrough. Kimbrough, in particular, had a profound influence on him. His music was rooted in Mississippi hill country traditions, in contrast to Delta blues. His playing was characterized by a percussive attack and alternate tunings.
Deep Hill Country Bluesman
MAY HIS SOUL BE BLESSED … R.I.P.
ROBERT Wolfman BELFOUR
AN INSPIRATION TO THE ROLLING STONES, TO ERIC CLAPTON ET AL .. ONE OF THE TOP FIFTY GUITARISTS IN THE WORLD… Howlin’ Wolf’s LEAD guitarist. Hubert is in the BLUES HALL OF FAME. WHEN HE DIED, THE ROLLING STONES PAID FOR HIS FUNERAL WHILE ERIC CLAPTON PUT ON A BENEFIT SHOW WITH THE BEST OF THE BEST MUSICIANS TO HONOR THIS MAN. I MET HIM IN HIS ‘DRESSING ROOM’ BEFORE A SHOW .. HE KNEW A COUSIN OF MINE .. COULDN’T BE HAPPIER TO MEET ME AS I WAS BLOWN AWAY MEETING MY IDOL. WE CHATTED / LAUGHED .. ONLY HE, I AND HIS MANAGER WERE THERE … WHAT A TERRIBLE LOSS.
HUBERT greeting his old friend.
BOB CORRITORE w. HUBERT SUMLIN ~ King Biscuit Blues Fest.
I FELT BLESSED TO SPEND TIME WITH LC – INVITED TO HIS HOME – WROTE TO EACH OTHER – SPOKE ON THE PHONE ~ He played 12 instruments, traveled much performing, a gifted talented and spiritual man who quoted the Bible. He is missed and ALWAYS remembered.
https://sheindie.wordpress.com/2015/10/16/searching-for-the-grave-of-the-willie-lee-brown-cofounder-of-the-delta-blues/ WILLIE LEE BROWN & CHARLEY PATTON GREW UP ON DOCKERY PLANTATION .. CHARLEY BECAME A STAR .. THEY BOTH CO-FOUNDED THE DELTA BLUES. SON HOUSE AND WILLIE BROWN MET AT LULA- BECAME BEST FRIENDS .. PLAYED GUITARS TOGETHER – ROBERT JOHNSON WENT TO LISTEN UP IN ROBINSONVILLE MS – PICKED UP A FEW TIPS OVER TWO WEEKS FROM SON HOUSE .. ROBERT JOHNSON BECAME ‘THE’ Robert Johnson !! .. STOLE MUSIC HE HEARD/LEARNED FROM SON HOUSE .. DID NOT CREDIT HIM!!
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Elmo Williams would perform w. Hezekiah Early (on drums/harp) R.I.P.
Bluesman EDDIE CUSIC of Leland, MS.
He formed the Rhythm Aces in the early part of the 1950s, a three piece band who played throughout the Mississippi Delta area.. One of the group was Little Milton whom Cusic taught to play the guitar! Eddie passed away in the summer of 2015 at age 89.