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Lightnin' Hopkins: Lightnin' Hopkins

(1947-69) (66:53/25)

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  • Label WOLF

  • Genre Blues

  • Artikelart CD

  • EAN: 0799582200327

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Hopkins, Lightnin' - Lightnin' Hopkins CD 1
01 Short Haired Woman
02 Can't Get That Woman Off My Mind
03 Lightning Blues
04 Whiskey Headed Woman (Liquor Drinkin' Woman)
05 Lonesome Home (Ain't It Lonesome)
06 Zolo Go (Organ Blues)
07 Henny Penny Blues
08 Jazz Blues
09 Beggin' You To Stay (Someday Baby)
10 Don't Keep My Baby Long
11 Jake Head Boogie
12 Tell Me (Pretty Baby)
13 Give Me Back That Wig (Wig Wearing Woman)
14 Santa Fe Blues
15 New York Boogie
16 Late In The Evening
17 Walkin' The Streets
18 Mussy Haired Woman
19 The Dirty Dozens
20 Baby!
21 I Hear You Calling
22 Rock Me Baby
23 Back Door Friend
24 Trouble In Mind
25 What'd I Say
Lightnin' Hopkins Lightnin' Hopkins is many people's idea of what a blues-singer should be... more
"Lightnin' Hopkins"

Lightnin' Hopkins

Lightnin' Hopkins is many people's idea of what a blues-singer should be : an endlessly inventive folk-poet, whose imagination is touched by almost everything but whose sing-ing and playing express nothing but the blues. And this, despite nearly 30 years of performing and recording, and all the pressures that might have made him something else, he unswervingly has been. But he has not, outside his own com-munity, been very obviously influential on either American or British rock; his blues, sung by others, are not self-sustaining, as many of the Chicagoans' are.

 

His early recordings, in the Forties and Fifties, were characterised by thunderous amplification - as any number of reissues demonstrate - but his first ventures into a different market, with acoustic guitar, compensate in subtlety for what they lose in force (e.g. the Folkways and some Bluesville albums). Later sessions placed him with accompanying groups, rarely successfully, though his album for Jewel is an exception.

Through all these records he balances slow blues with vivid boogies, occasionally leaving his guitar to essay an idiosyncratic piano style. Born in Centerville, Texas, in 1912, he spent most of his life in Houston, and his refusal to extract himself from that milieu is the chief reason for his undiminished authenticity as an observer, through the blues, of black life.

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Electric Blues 1939-2005. - The Definitive Collection!

 

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