Lightnin' Hopkins - Sings The Blues


Southern Routes



Product No.:
ASOR 2506
UPC: 084721250616

Vinyl Record

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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.

Side 1
Katie May
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
Morning Blues
Have To Let You Go
Down Baby

Side 2
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

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