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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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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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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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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' 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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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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Blue Lightnin' (LP)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Blue Lightnin' (LP) Art-Nr.: LPS5000

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(Jewel Records) 10 tracks
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Mojo Hand (CD)
Ernie K-Doe: Mojo Hand (CD) Art-Nr.: CDSBR7028

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(Sunset Boulevard Records) 19 tracks, digisleeve Remastered from the analog tapes; limited edition with bonus tracks. Lightnin' Hopkins is considered one of the great popular architects of the blues style that later became known as...
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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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Wake Up The Dead (1968-1969 (2-CD)
Lightnin' Hopkins & Billy Bizor: Wake Up The Dead (1968-1969 (2-CD) Art-Nr.: CDCI6869

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(2015/Cicadelic) 38 tracks. Lightnin' Hopkins woke up The Dead when he played San Francisco in the 1960's and his song 'Wake Up The Dead' is the centerpiece of this two and a half hour journey into the electrified world of Texas blues....
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Strums The Blues (LP)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Strums The Blues (LP) Art-Nr.: LPTMR554

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(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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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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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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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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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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Shootin' Fire (CD)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Shootin' Fire (CD) Art-Nr.: CDCI41169

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(2015/Cicadelic) 20 tracks. Lightnin' Hopkins recorded over a dozen songs for the Clarity Music Company at the "ACA" Recording Studio in Houston in April of 1969. These songs ranged from new originals, such as "Born In The Bottom",...
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Soul Blues (LP, 180g Vinyl, Ltd.)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Soul Blues (LP, 180g Vinyl, Ltd.) Art-Nr.: LPPRES7377

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(2017/Concord) 10 Tracks - HQ reissue of the original 1966 Prestige album! Comes in a heavy carton coverjacket with rice paper inner sleeve. High quality analog mastering using the original master tapes! Limited and numbered deluxe...
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Lightnin' Hopkins (LP)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Lightnin' Hopkins (LP) Art-Nr.: LPFS3822

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(Smithsonian Folkways) 10 tracks Musicologist 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...
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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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Walkin' This Road By Myself
Lightnin' Hopkins: Walkin' This Road By Myself Art-Nr.: LPFAN1057

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​(BLUESVILLE) 10 tracks
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Free Form Patterns (180g Vinyl)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Free Form Patterns (180g Vinyl) Art-Nr.: LPCHARLY120

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(2014/Charly) 10 tracks). Recorded January 1968 'Free From Patterns' is unusual because the line-up of sessions - the Blues Veteran gets support from a young hip rhythm section from Danny Thomas and Duke Davis from the 13th Floor...
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Lightnin' Sam Hopkins (LP, Ltd).)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Lightnin' Sam Hopkins (LP, Ltd).) Art-Nr.: LPAHL1011

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(2016/Arhoolie) 9 tracks. Limited to 500 copies on gold vinyl! Recorded in Berkeley, California and Houston in Winter 1961 and 1962.
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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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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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Bring Me My Shotgun - The Essential Collection (LP, Colored Vinyl, Ltd.)
Lightnin' Hopkins: Bring Me My Shotgun - The Essential Collection... Art-Nr.: LPCLP0268

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(Goldenlane) 12 tracks, colored vinyl (red), limited edition. Vinyl compilation of Lightnin' Hopkins, one of the most famous bluesmen in the history of the genre, featuring the legendary songs "Mojo Hand", "Shake That Thing" and of...
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