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Lightnin' Hopkins Strums The Blues (LP)

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(Third Man Records) 10 Tracks - Original Aladdin recordings, album version first issued on... more

Lightnin' Hopkins: Strums The Blues (LP)

(Third Man Records) 10 Tracks - Original Aladdin recordings, album version first issued on Capitol's subsidairy Score Records in 1958! Fantastic!

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  • Interpret: Lightnin' Hopkins

  • Album titlle: Strums The Blues (LP)

  • Genre Blues

  • Label THIRD MAN RECORDS

  • Geschwindigkeit 33 U/min
  • Vinyl Size LP (12 Inch)
  • Record Grading Mint (M)
  • Sleeve Grading Mint (M)
  • Vinyl weight 180g Vinyl
  • Artikelart LP

  • Year of publication 2019
  • EAN: 0813547027252

  • weight in Kg 0.325
Hopkins, Lightnin' - Strums The Blues (LP) LP 1
01 Katie May
02 My California
03 Honey Babe
04 Short Haired Woman
05 Little Mama Blues
06 Shotgun
07 Rollin' And Rollin'
08 See See Rider (C. C. Rider)
09 So Long
10 Mistreated
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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