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Lightnin' Hopkins - 1948-1961 download album

Lightnin' Hopkins - 1948-1961 download album
Album:
1948-1961
Style:
Country Blues, Texas Blues
Released:
1989
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Samuel John "Lightnin'" Hopkins (March 15, 1912 – January 30, 1982) was an American country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist and occasional pianist, from Centerville, Texas. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 71 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. The musicologist Robert "Mack" McCormick opined that Hopkins is "the embodiment of the jazz-and-poetry spirit, representing its ancient form in the single creator whose words and music are one act".

Comfortably ensconced in Houston, TX, during February of 1948, the guitarist cut 22 sides for the Aladdin record label, tapping into a set of blues traditions that place him in league with Mississippi John Hurt, Furry Lewis, Fred McDowell, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Hopkins' cousin Texas Alexander, and even Henry "Ragtime Texas" Thomas, whose spirit seems to surface momentarily during the pleasantly melodious "Honey. This part of the survey concludes with two sides issued on the Houston-based independent Gold Star label

Unlike most of Hopkins' austere solo recordings, the first four tracks feature pianist Thunder Smith, who sings a bit like Washboard Sam or Tampa Red. Indeed, both "Can't Do Like You Used To" and "Little Mama Boogie" could easily pass for something out of the Bluebird Chicago jump blues catalog

and B9 recorded in Houston, Texas in 1956 B10 recorded in Houston, Texas on 16/01/1959 B11 recorded in Berkley, California on 02/12/1961.

2015 Blues Peolpe 1946 - 1961 - 48 Tracks. Lightning Hopkins Sings The Blues. 2015 Original Album plus Bonus Tracks - 1959. 2015 Original Album plus Bonus Tracks - 1960.

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Mercy
Guitar – Joel Hopkins
A2 Lightning Blues
Guitar – Joel Hopkins
A3 No Mail Blues
A4 Treat Me Kind
A5 Jackstropper Blues
A6 Groseback Blues (Take 4)
A7 Racetrack Blues
A8 Another Fool In Town
A9 New York Boogie
Tap Dance – Lightnin' Hopkins
A10 Bald Headed Woman
Bass – Donald Cooks
A11 New Worried Life Blues
Bass – Donald Cooks
B1 Down To The River
Bass – Donald Cooks
B2 Contrary Mary (Crazy Mary)
Bass – Donald Cooks
B3 I'm Begging You
Bass – Donald Cooks
B4 Crazy About My Baby
Bass – Donald Cooks
B5 What's The Matter Now
Bass – Donald Cooks
B6 Cemetary Blues
Bass – Donald CooksDrums – Connie Kroll
B7 Lightnin' Jump
B8 Walkin' The Streets
Bass – Donald Cooks
B9 Mussy Haired Woman
Bass – Donald Cooks
B10 One Kind Favor
B11 Hello

Companies, etc.

  • Copyright (c) – Document Records
  • Remastered At – Studio Klement
  • Copyright (c) – Paul Oliver

Credits

  • Compiled By, Producer – Johnny Parth
  • Remastered By – Hans Klement
  • Research – John Godrich, Robert Dixon
  • Vocals, Guitar – Lightnin' Hopkins

Notes

Original recordings from the collections of Joe Bussard, Dani Gugolz, Hans Maitner, Johnny Path and Victor Pearlin

A1 to A4 recorded in Houston, Texas in 1948
A5 to A8 recorded in Houston, Texas in 1949/50
A9 recorded in New York City in 1951
A10 to B5 recorded in Houston, Texas in 1952
B6 recorded in Houston, Texas on 29/07/1953
B7 recorded in Houston, Texas in 1955
B8 and B9 recorded in Houston, Texas in 1956
B10 recorded in Houston, Texas on 16/01/1959
B11 recorded in Berkley, California on 02/12/1961