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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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California Mudslide - And Earthquake (LP)
Lightnin' Hopkins: California Mudslide - And Earthquake (LP) Art-Nr.: LPMH8005

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(Modern Harmonic) 11 tracks Seismic specimens from 1969 Country Blues Hopkins in his prime in '69 on mud slide vinyl! Flaming electric delta blues, supplemented by organ. Cut by Kevin Grey, and pressed at the Third Man in Detroit on a...
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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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Smokes Like Lightning (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Smokes Like Lightning (LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPMEN910

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(4 Men With Beards) 9 tracks Originally released on Bluesville in 1963 and recorded in 1962, "Smokes Like Lightning" features a Hopkins solo on guitar and vocals. Includes a new recording of "T Model Blues" and "Let's Do The Susie-Q"....
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Lightnin' In New York (LP, 180g Vinyl)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Lightnin' In New York (LP, 180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPC30101

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(Candid Records) 8 tracks Recorded on November 15, 1960 at Nola Penthouse Sound Studios in New York, Lightnin' In New York features the legendary bluesman in classic form, including some rare solos on piano. Produced by Candid Records...
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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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Blues In My Bottle (LP)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Blues In My Bottle (LP) Art-Nr.: LPCH290

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(ACE Records) 11 tracks - Re-issue of the original 1961 'Bluesville' LP album The technology of the day did not permit the inclusion of both LPs in their entirety, but this is still an extremely good value for money package on this great...
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In New York (180 g Vinyl)
Lightnin' Hopkins: In New York (180 g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: CJS9010

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(1960 'Candid') Pure Pleasure Neuauflage / Re-issue.
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Blue Lightnin' (LP)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Blue Lightnin' (LP) Art-Nr.: LPS5000

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(Jewel Records) 10 tracks
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Lightnin' And The Blues (LP, 180g Vinyl, Ltd.)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Lightnin' And The Blues (LP, 180g Vinyl, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: LPHERALD1012

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(Herald) 12 tracks
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Thinkin' And Worryin' - The Aladdin Singles 1947-1952 (CD)
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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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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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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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The Great Electric Show And Dance (LP)
Lightnin' Hopkins: The Great Electric Show And Dance (LP) Art-Nr.: LPS5002

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(Jewel Records) 14 tracks Cover slightly dented at one corner
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Lightnin' Hopkins In New York (LP)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Lightnin' Hopkins In New York (LP) Art-Nr.: LPZ30247

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(Barnaby) 9 tracks
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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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Lightnin' In New York  (CD)
Sam Lightnin' Hopkins: Lightnin' In New York (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCCD30102

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(Candid) 8 tracks, digisleeve. Recorded on November 15, 1960 at Nola Penthouse Sound Studios in New York, Lightnin' In New York features the legendary bluesman in classic form, including some rare solos on piano. Produced by Candid...
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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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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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