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Lightnin' Hopkins
The Very Best Of (Expanded Edition)

Lightnin' Hopkins - The Very Best Of (Expanded Edition)

Lightnin' Hopkins was an American country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist and occasional pianist, from Houston, Texas. Rolling Stone magazine included Hopkins at number 71 on their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

During the late 40s and 1950s Hopkins rarely performed outside Texas. However, he recorded prolifically. Occasionally traveling to the Mid-West and Eastern United States for recording sessions and concert appearances. It has been estimated that he recorded between 800 and 1000 songs during his career. He performed regularly at clubs in and around Houston, particularly in Dowling St. where he had first been discovered. He recorded his hits 'T-Model Blues' and 'Tim Moore's Farm' at SugarHill Recording Studios in Houston. By the mid to late 1950s his prodigious output of quality recordings had gained him a following among African Americans and blues music aficionados.

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"Little School Girl"

TRACK LISTING

  1. DISC ONE:
  2. 1. Walk Me
  3. 2. Little School Girl
  4. 3. Let Me Play With Your Poodle
  5. 4. Katie Mae
  6. 5. Little Boy Blue
  7. 6. Pneumonia Blues
  8. 7. Sail On, Little Girl, Sail On
  9. 8. West Texas Blues
  10. 9. A Death In The Family
  11. 10. Huntin' In The Mornin'
  12. 11. Letter To My Back Door Friend
  13. 12. Love Me This Morning
  14. 13. Ride In Your New Automobile
  15. 14. Breakfast Time
  16. 15. You're Too Fast
  17. 16. Daddy Was A Preacher
  18. 17. I Hate I Got Married
  19. 18. I'm Coming Home
  20. 19. Jailhouse Blues
  21. 20. Lovin' Arms
  22. 21. Rock Me Mama
  23. 22. Mr. Charlie, Pts. 1 & 2

  24. DISC TWO:
  25. 1. My Little Kewpie Doll
  26. 2. Blues For My Cookie
  27. 3. Had A Gal Called Sal
  28. 4. They Wonder Who I Am
  29. 5. Wimmin From Coast To Coast
  30. 6. Fan It
  31. 7. War Is Starting Again
  32. 8. Rolling And Rolling
  33. 9. Death Bells
  34. 10. I'll Be Gone
  35. 11. I Asked The Bossman
  36. 12. Shaggy Dad
  37. 13. Black Ghost Blues
  38. 14. No Education
  39. 15. Antoinette's Blues
  40. 16. Los Angeles Boogie
  41. 17. Let Them Little Things Be True
  42. 18. Mojo Hand