Watch the Smokin' Stack online guitar lesson by Jeff McErlain from Blues Guitar Fakebook: Rhythm Vol. 2

The guitar player on this classic cut is Hubert Sumlin, who was Wolf's long time band member. This tune really comes down to the main riff and how you play it. I think I can play it pretty well, but when I listen to Hubert play it, I realize I have a long way to go!

As you go through this course please, please listen to the original source material, because there's nothing cooler. My introduction to the blues came though bands like Led Zeppelin, Free, and Cream. All of these bands openly - in fact, in the court of law in Led Zeppelin's case - plagiarized, many of these classic musicians. Lest we be too hard on Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, bands like Led Zeppelin revived these somewhat forgotten blues artists careers. So, it isn't always that cut and dry, like most things in life.