The next time you hear a debate on who should be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, be sure to bring up the name of Hubert Sumlin.
As pointed out in the new documentary “Sidemen: Long Road to Glory” (which opens Friday), the Delta blues guitarist isn’t a household name. But his dynamic playing is so revered that more than a dozen previous HOF inductees, including Eric Clapton, Elvis Costello, Keith Richards and Steve Winwood of Traffic, have petitioned the institution to induct Sumlin as one of the greats.
“They’ve all explained how important Hubert was to them,” director Scott Rosenbaum tells The Post about the man who played with both Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters. “So many famous musicians owe Sumlin a debt. I think the Hall of Fame should give it some serious consideration, and I hope this movie helps Hubert’s case.”
Should it happen, Sumlin won’t experience the honor himself. In 2011, just months after being voted 43rd in Rolling Stone’s list of 100 Greatest Guitarists, Su...