February 12, 2018

Lightnin' Hopkins

Folkways Records FS-3822

Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1959
Genre: Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Style: Texas Blues
A1 Penitentiary Blues (2:55)
A2 Bad Luck And Trouble (3:49)
A3 Come And Go With Me (3:56)
A4 Trouble Stay 'Way From My Door (2:10)
A5 See That My Grave Is Kept Clean (3:13)
B1 Goin' Back To Florida (2:17)
B2 Reminiscences Of Blind Lemon (2:47)
B3 Fan It (2:36)
B4 Tell Me Baby (4:18)
B5 She's Mine (4:18)
Lightnin' Hopkins (guitar/piano/vocals)
Producer, Engineer & Photographer: Samuel B. Charters, Designer: Ronald Clyne
Sam Charters recorded legendary, Texas country bluesman Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins in 1959 before the revival of rural blues or country music. Nonetheless, this recording of Hopkins's first acoustic sessions was met with immediate critical acclaim and soon became recognized as a blues classic. Updated notes by Sam Charters and superbly remastered sound make this an invaluable reissue. "Hopkins's charm and wit shine as brightly as his sensual encyclopedic blues mastery." — Boston Globe

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