Legendary Houston bluesman, Sam Lightnin' Hopkins was an icon of American music. This album compiles the crème of his 1946-1948 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.
Lightnin's guitar style was compellingly 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," and "Short Haired Woman."
This is essential, evocative Texas blues rooted in a tradition going back to Blind Lemon Jefferson and Blind Willie Johnson.
|Lightinin’s (sis’) Boogie|
|Come Back Baby|
|Daddy Will Be Home One Day|
|Baby You’re Not Going To Make A Fool Out Of Me|
|Have To Let You Go|
|Let Me Play With Your Poodle|
|Fast Mail Ramble|
|Thinkin’ And Worryin’|
|Picture On The Wall|
|You’re Not Goin’ To Worry My Life Anymore|
|Sugar On My Mind|
|Short Haired Women|