The Best Of Lightnin' Hopkins

Lightnin' Hopkins

The Best Of Lightnin Hopkins
  • CAT # PRCD-5711-2

    1. Back To New Orleans 3:24
    2. Automobile Blues 4:33
    3. Pneumonia Blues 3:30
    4. Mojo Hand 3:02
    5. Black Cadillac 3:40
    6. You Is One Black Rat 2:29
    7. Last Night Blues 2:50
    8. Blues In The Bottle 3:11
    9. Walkin' This Road By Myself 4:48
    10. Got To Move Your Baby 2:30
    11. Goin' Away 5:40
    12. Happy Blues For John Glenn 5:18
    13. Mean Old Frisco Blues 3:58
    14. Katie Mae 4:02
    15. I'm A Crawling Black Snake 4:50
    16. Good Morning Little School Girl 3:08

The rediscovery of Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins (1912-1982) at the peak of the blues revival established this then-obscure singer and guitarist as one of the most compelling and idiosyncratic poets of the rural idiom. Whether covering warhorses or creating original narratives, playing electric or acoustic, fronting a band or by himself, in the studio or in person, Hopkins cast a spell that marked him as one of the blues immortals. His numerous Prestige/Bluesville sessions allowed Hopkins to display every facet of his art, and are surveyed here in a program highlighted by samples of his classic encounter with harmonica master Sonny Terry, several signature story lines, and his impromptu tribute to an American astronaut.

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