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.
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!!
PHOTOS and MORE below:
Dingo, aka Robert Gooch, the ‘Swamp Dog’ aka the ‘Australian Dog’ … the All Around Dude at Red’s Blues Joint Juke in Clarksdale Mississippi .. the DJ Bouncer doorman FRIEND to all who met him .. passed Dec. 26 2016 .. heart problems .. leaving behind his beautiful wife Beatrice and adorable little girl.
DINGO DIED TODAY
Dec. 26 2016
Honored to have poster made of photo displayed at his Funeral .. R.I.P.
DINGO HAS PASSED ON
Elmo Williams would perform w. Hezekiah Early (on drums/harp) R.I.P.