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Discographical issues aside, this is Lightning at his early s best. The volume is jacked-up to good effect, though I'm sure there's less echo here than on the original LP. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists.

Streams Videos All Posts. Stream or buy on:. Release Date April 17, Genre Blues. Autumn Feeling Blue Freedom. Track Listing. Nothin' But the Blues. Lightnin' Hopkins. Don't Think Cause You're Pretty. Thunder Smith. West Coast Blues. Short Haired Woman.

Big Mama Jump. Down Baby. Fast Mail Rambler. Thinkin' and Worryin'. Harold McNair Indecision The Hipster, Woman. Picture on the Wall. You're Gonna Miss Me. Sugar on My Mind.

Nightmare Blues. Someday Baby. Come Back Baby. Track Listing - Disc 2. Lightnin's Boogie. Moon Rise Blues. Howling Wolf. Morning Blues. Have to Let You Go. He returned to Houston and began recording for Gold Star Records. In Lightning Hopkins Sings The Blues late s and s he rarely performed outside Texas, only occasionally traveling to the Midwest and the East for recording sessions and concert appearances.

It has been estimated that he recorded between eight hundred and a thousand songs in his career. He performed regularly at nightclubs in and around Houston, particularly on Dowling Street, where he had been discovered by Aladdin.

By the mid- to late s, his prodigious output of high-quality recordings had gained him a following among African Americans and blues aficionados. Inthe blues researcher Lightning Hopkins Sings The Blues McCormick contacted Hopkins, hoping Lightning Hopkins Sings The Blues bring him to the attention of a broader musical audience engaged in the folk revival.

Inhe signed with Tradition Records. The recordings which followed included his song " Mojo Hand " in InHopkins recorded the album Free Form Patternsbacked by the rhythm section of the psychedelic rock band 13th Floor Elevators.

Through the s and into the s, he released one or sometimes two albums a year and toured, playing at major folk music festivals Lightning Hopkins Sings The Blues at folk clubs and on college campuses in the U. He toured extensively in the United States [3] and played a six-city tour of Japan in Hopkins was Houston's poet-in-residence for 35 years.

He recorded more albums than any other bluesman.


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9 thoughts on “ Lightning Hopkins Sings The Blues

  1. Dozuru
    Sings the Blues, an Album by Lightning Hopkins. Released in on Crown (catalog no. CLP ; Vinyl LP). Genres: Acoustic Texas Blues, Blues.
  2. Milar
    Last of the Great Blues Singers, also released as Vol. 1 Blues / Folk Series, The Blues and Blues Train, is a 12 inch LP album by blues musician Lightnin' Hopkins featuring tracks recorded between 19that were originally released as 10 inch 78rpm records on Bob Shad's Sittin' in With label.
  3. Kazilkis
    Lightnin' Hopkins discography and songs: Music profile for Lightnin' Hopkins, born 15 March Genres: Acoustic Texas Blues, Blues, Electric Texas Blues. Albums include Lightnin' Hopkins, Lightnin' Strikes, and Lightnin' and the Blues.
  4. Samulrajas
    Product Description. Legendary Houston bluesman, Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins was an icon of American music. This CD compiles the crème of his recordings for the Los Angeles-based Aladdin Record company - remarkable solitary blues recorded in the fully formed individual style on which he would build a life-long career.
  5. Dara
    Tox Tunes #7 – Gin Bottle Blues February 15, , am The music of Sam “Lightnin” Hopkins influenced many later artists, including Jimi Hendrix, Townes Van Zandt, and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
  6. Malajora
    lightning hopkins - sings the blues lp. record condition: ex. cover condition: vg+ (2" seem split on side seem / light ring ware) please check out my store for other new and used rare records / i Seller Rating: % positive.
  7. Mugor
    Lightning Hopkins sings the Blues - Just Sittin' Down Thinkin' - Jake Head Boogie - Lonesome Dog Blues - Tell Me Pretty Mama - Last Affair - Don't Keep My Baby Long - Santa Fe Blues - Give Me Back That Wig - Someday - Ain't It Lonesome Crown CLP photography by Shostal N.Y.C.
  8. Mohn
    Biography by Bill Dahl. His compulsive guitar playing and harsh, emotive voice made him one of the last great country blues singers. Read Full Biography.
  9. Arashilmaran
    Jul 03,  · Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins was born on March 15, in Centerville, Texas. In , Hopkins met and -- at age 8 -- played with the legendary Blind Lemon Jefferson. For a short time, he later became Jefferson's guide. Hopkins' cousin, the great Texas bluesman Texas Alexander, was another influence as Hopkins played with Alexander.5/5(3).

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