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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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Acoustic Years 1959-60
Lightnin' Hopkins: Acoustic Years 1959-60 Art-Nr.: CDJSP77172

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Rarites & Gems (2-CD)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Rarites & Gems (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD061979

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(2013/Fuel 2000) 45 tracks.
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Lightnin' And The Blues (LP,180g Vinyl)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Lightnin' And The Blues (LP,180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPBE6175

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(Be! Sharp) 12 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1960 'Herald' LP album! Comes in a thick cardborad sleeve One day the phone rang - a collect call from Texas. The voice on the other end belonged to Sam 'Lightnin' Hopkins. 'Man, I wrote a...
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King Of Dowling Street (3-CD)
Lightnin' Hopkins: King Of Dowling Street (3-CD) Art-Nr.: CDSBR7993

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(Sunset Blvd Records) 57 tracks incl. live recordings (CD-3), digisleeve 20 songs never before released on CD 12 previously unreleased recordings Remastered from analog tapes Texas bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins' career was both long and...
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Thinkin' And Worryin' - The Aladdin Singles 1947-1952 (CD)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Thinkin' And Worryin' - The Aladdin Singles... Art-Nr.: CDJAS3085

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(2016/Jasmine) 26 Tracks - Aladdin recordings 1947-1952! Lightnin' Hopkins was one of the greatest and most popular authentic blues artists. These 26 titles comprise the first 13 singles released by Lightnin' Hopkins between 1947 and...
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Had A Gal Called Sal (7inch, EP, 45rpm, PS)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Had A Gal Called Sal (7inch, EP, 45rpm, PS) Art-Nr.: 45ET15100

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(El Toro Records) 4 Track EP - Big Centerhole Texan Sam Hopkins began performing with the legendary Blind Lemon Jefferson in the late 1920s, but had to wait for two decades before the Aladdin record business knocked at his door to record...
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Double Blues (CD)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Double Blues (CD) Art-Nr.: CD135429

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I'm Wild About You Baby - Bad Things On My Mind
Lightnin' Hopkins: I'm Wild About You Baby - Bad Things On My Mind Art-Nr.: REP08047

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Re-issue, reproduction.
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Mr. Charlie ( Part I & II)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Mr. Charlie ( Part I & II) Art-Nr.: 45J816

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(1969 'Jewel') Jewel
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Rock Me Mama - Love Me This Morning
Lightnin' Hopkins: Rock Me Mama - Love Me This Morning Art-Nr.: 45J819

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(1969 'Jewel') Jewel
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Louisiana Woman - War Is Started
Lightnin' Hopkins: Louisiana Woman - War Is Started Art-Nr.: 45J857

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(1970s(?) Jewel Repro! Classic Texas Blues!
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Blues From Dowling Street (2-CD)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Blues From Dowling Street (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD0617572

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Two original LPs on two CDs. Comes with a slipcase.
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Very Best Of (2-CD)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Very Best Of (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD061909

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(1960-69) (158:45/38)
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Double Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins: Double Blues Art-Nr.: CD2402

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(1964 'Prestige/Bluesville'(76:01/17)
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Last Night Blues
Lightnin' Hopkins: Last Night Blues Art-Nr.: CD548

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(1960 'Bluesville') (36:51/08) LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS - gtr/voc, SONNY TERRY - hca/voc, LEONARD GASKIN - bass, BELTON EVANS - drums.
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Complete Aladdin Recordings (2-CD)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Complete Aladdin Recordings (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CD968432

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Hopkins' earliest recordings in a nice package, booklet with biography, discography, and many detailed informations - plus great sound quality.
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The Gold Star Sessions Vol.1
Lightnin' Hopkins: The Gold Star Sessions Vol.1 Art-Nr.: CDARH330

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(1947-50 'Gold Star') (66:39/24)
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The Gold Star Sessions Vol.2
Lightnin' Hopkins: The Gold Star Sessions Vol.2 Art-Nr.: CDARH337

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(1947-50 'Gold Star') (67:53/24)
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Lightnin' Hopkins
Lightnin' Hopkins: Lightnin' Hopkins Art-Nr.: CDBOB3

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(1947-69) (66:53/25)
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Lightnin' In New York
Lightnin' Hopkins: Lightnin' In New York Art-Nr.: CDC79010

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(1960 'Candid') (43:47/08) Die Original-LP als CD / The original LP on CD. LIGHTNIN' HOPKINS - guitar/piano/vocals.
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His Blues (2-CD)
Lightnin' Hopkins: His Blues (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDCH21259

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2-CD supplying the soundtrack to Alan Govenar's biography of Lightnin' Hopkins that will be published in 2010. This is the best compilation of Hopkins greatest tunes, carefully re-mastered and in chronological order. Highly recommended!
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How Many More Years I Got
Lightnin' Hopkins: How Many More Years I Got Art-Nr.: CDCHD409

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CD on ACE RECORDS by Lightnin' Hopkins - How Many More Years I Got
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All The Classics (5-CD Box)
Lightnin' Hopkins: All The Classics (5-CD Box) Art-Nr.: CDJSP7705

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(1946-51) (351:17/126) Restexemplare / Last copies.
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All The Classics (4-CD Box)
Hopkins, Lightnin': All The Classics (4-CD Box) Art-Nr.: CDJSP7790

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(1946-56) (287:50/106)
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Walkin' This Road By Myself (LP)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Walkin' This Road By Myself (LP) Art-Nr.: LPCH256

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(ACE Records) 10 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1962 'Bluesville' LP album Lightnin' Hopkins came to the recording studio on February 20, 1962 direct from his landlady's TV set where, in step with most of America, he'd spent the...
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