Sings The Bluesby Lightnin' Hopkins (Vinyl Record)

Lightnin' Hopkins: Sings The Blues (Vinyl LP)

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Legendary Houston bluesman, Sam Lightnin' Hopkins was an icon of American music. This CD compiles the crème of his 1946-1948 recordings for the LA-based Aladdin Record company - remarkable solitary blues recorded in the fully-formed individual style on which he would build a life-long career. Lightnin's guitar style was compelling - old, yet new. His ad-libbed chord changes and stop-time rhythms, produced the hit, Katie May right out of the gate. Hopkins scored national R&B hits for Aladdin with his Shotgun Blues, Short Haired Woman - Essential, evocative Texas blues rooted in a tradition going back to Blind Lemon Jefferson and Blind Willie Johnson. Down Baby, Thinkin' and Worrying, Miss Loretta, Mistreated Blues, Can't Do Like You Used to, West Coast Blues, Litle Mama Blues, Picture on the Wall, Shotgun, Abilene, Daddy Will Be Home One Day, So Long, See See Rider, Baby You're Not Going to Make a Fool Out of Me