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Lightnin' Hopkins - The Singles Collection Vol.2 1951-62

Lightnin' Hopkins - The Singles Collection Vol.2 1951-62

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Sam “Lightnin’” Hopkins was one of the true blues greats, a singer, guitarist, songwriter and occasional pianist from Texas, who  through a  life as a long-time solo performer developed a highly distinctive style, playing rhythm, lead, bass and percussion, with a legendarily unstructured approach to the 12-bar format. Musicologist Mark McCormick said that Hopkins is “the embodiment of the jazz-and-poetry spirit, representing its ancient form in the single creator whose words and music are one act”. Born in 1912, he did not get an opportunity to record until the post-war years, and then recorded prolifically for a variety of labels. Acrobat has addressed his output on 78s and 45s from 1946 to 1962 with two 3-CD sets of which this is the second. This 71-track collection comprises the A & B sides of just about all his releases during these years on the Sittin’ In With, Decca, Herald, Chart, Bluesville and Prestige labels. His Sittin’ In With releases overlapped with his releases on the RPM label which go through to 1953 and are at the end of Vol. 1. It includes his hits in the US R&B charts with “Coffee Blues” and “Give Me Central 209”. His New York Times obituary in 1982 said he was “one of the great country blues singers and perhaps the greatest single influence on rock guitar players”, and this substantial collection covering the early years of his recording career helps to explain and underline that view. 

Disc 1:
Track Title Artist
1 Gotta Move Boogie Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins
2 Praying Ground Blues Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins
3 Long Way From Texas Lightnin' Hopkins
4 Tell Me Boogie Lightnin' Hopkins
5 Give Me Central 209 Lightnin' Hopkins
6 New York Boogie Lightnin' Hopkins
7 New Short Haired Woman Lightnin' Hopkins
8 Coffee Blues Lightnin' Hopkins
9 You Caused My Heart To Weep Lightnin' Hopkins
10 Tap Dance Boogie Lightnin' Hopkins
11 Dirty House Lightnin' Hopkins
12 Bald Headed Woman Lightnin' Hopkins
13 New Worried Life Blues Lightnin' Hopkins
14 One Kind Of Favor Lightnin' Hopkins
15 Everything Happens To Me Lightnin' Hopkins
16 Papa Bones Boogie Lightnin' Hopkins
17 Freight Train Blues (When I Started Hoboin') Lightnin' Hopkins And His Guitar
18 Broken Hearted Blues Lightnin' Hopkins And His Guitar
19 Gone Again Lightning Hopkins
20 Down To The River Lightning Hopkins
21 The War Is Over Lightenin’ Hopkins
22 Policy Game Lightenin’ Hopkins
23 Merry Christmas Lightenin’ Hopkins
24 Happy New Year Lightenin’ Hopkins
Disc 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Cemetery Blues Lightenin’ Hopkins
2 Highway Blues Lightenin’ Hopkins
3 I'm Wild About You Baby Lightenin’ Hopkins
4 Bad Things On My Mind Lightenin’ Hopkins
5 Lightnin's Boogie Lightnin' Hopkins
6 Don't Think Cause You're Pretty Lightnin' Hopkins
7 Lightnin's Special Lightnin' Hopkins
8 Life Is Used To Live Lightnin' Hopkins
9 Movin' On Out Boogie Lightnin' Hopkins
10 Sick Feelin' Blues Lightnin' Hopkins
11 Nothin' But The Blues Lightnin' Hopkins
12 Early Morning Boogie Lightnin' Hopkins
13 Evil Hearted Woman Lightnin' Hopkins
14 They Wonder Who I Am Lightnin' Hopkins
15 My Baby's Gone Lightnin' Hopkins
16 Don't Need No Job Lightnin' Hopkins
17 I Had A Gal Named Sal Lightnin' Hopkins
18 Blues For My Cookie Lightnin' Hopkins
19 Hopkins Sky Hop Lightnin' Hopkins
20 Lonesome In Your Home Lightnin' Hopkins
21 Grandma's Boogie Lightnin' Hopkins
22 I Love You Baby Lightnin' Hopkins
23 Finally Met My Baby Lightnin‘ Hopkins With His Protege Ruth (Blues) Ames
24 That's Alright Baby Lightnin‘ Hopkins With His Protege Ruth (Blues) Ames
25 Shine On Moon Lightnin' Hopkins
26 Sitting And Thinking Lightnin' Hopkins
27 Remember Me Lightnin' Hopkins
28 Please Don't Go Baby Lightnin' Hopkins
Disc 3:
Track Title Artist
1 The Blues Is A Mighty Bad Feeling Lightnin' Hopkins
2 Lightnin' Don't Feel Well Lightnin' Hopkins
3 My Little Kewpie Doll Lightnin' Hopkins
4 Walkin The Streets Lightnin' Hopkins
5 Mussy Haired Woman Lightnin' Hopkins
6 So Sorry To Leave You Lightnin' Hopkins
7 Got To Move Your Baby Lightnin' Hopkins
8 Death Bells Lightnin' Hopkins
9 Sail On Lightnin' Hopkins
10 Back To New Orleans Lightnin' Hopkins
11 Hard To Love A Woman Lightnin' Hopkins
12 Happy Blues For John Glenn - Part 1 Lightnin' Hopkins
13 Last Night Blues Lightnin' Hopkins
14 Walkin' Blues Lightnin' Hopkins
15 Sinner's Prayer Lightnin' Hopkins
16 Angel Child Lightnin' Hopkins
17 Automobile Blues (The Fox Chase) Lightnin' Hopkins
18 Mojo Hand Lightnin' Hopkins
19 Katie Mae Lightnin' Hopkins
  • UPC:
    824046915322
  • Release:
    June 2024
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Brand:
    Acrobat
  • Product Code:
    ACTRCD9153
  • Weight:
    0.2kg