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  Lightnin' Hopkins

   The Very Best Of (Expanded Edition)

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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.

ARTIST SITE   |   RELEASED: March 20, 2012   on Fuel


   

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DISC ONE:
1. Walk Me
2. Little School Girl
3. Let Me Play With Your Poodle
4. Katie Mae
5. Little Boy Blue
6. Pneumonia Blues
7. Sail On, Little Girl, Sail On
8. West Texas Blues
9. A Death In The Family
10. Huntin' In The Mornin'
11. Letter To My Back Door Friend
12. Love Me This Morning
13. Ride In Your New Automobile
14. Breakfast Time
15. You're Too Fast
16. Daddy Was A Preacher
17. I Hate I Got Married
18. I'm Coming Home
19. Jailhouse Blues
20. Lovin' Arms
21. Rock Me Mama
22. Mr. Charlie, Pts. 1 & 2
DISC TWO:
1. My Little Kewpie Doll
2. Blues For My Cookie
3. Had A Gal Called Sal
4. They Wonder Who I Am
5. Wimmin From Coast To Coast
6. Fan It
7. War Is Starting Again
8. Rolling And Rolling
9. Death Bells
10. I'll Be Gone
11. I Asked The Bossman
12. Shaggy Dad
13. Black Ghost Blues
14. No Education
15. Antoinette's Blues
16. Los Angeles Boogie
17. Let Them Little Things Be True
18. Mojo Hand