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Lightning Hopkins - The Texas Bluesman

CAT. #: 302


Price: $15.00

CD 302

Sam "Lightning" Hopkins - vocals & guitar, solo on seven cuts, with rhythm section on others.

Chris' favorite cuts from ARH LPs 1011, 1034, 1039, & 1063.

1. Once Was A Gambler
2. Meet You At The Chicken Shack
3. Bald Headed Woman
4. Tom Moore Blues
5. Watch My Fingers
6. Love Like A Hydrant
7. Slavery Time
8. I Would If I Could
9. Bud Russell Blues
10. Come On Baby
11. Money Taker
12. Mama's Fight
13. My Woman
14. Send My Child Home To Me
15. Have You Ever Loved A Woman
16. Black And Evil

REVIEW

“Lightning is a giant in the (blues) field and an icon that almost every student of the music has heard or will hear. His rambling lead guitar runs float over his solid bass figures and the off-the-cuff understatement of the autobiographical and often humorous lyrics attest to Lightning's expertise and primacy in the Texas blues idiom. If you don't have any Lightning in your collection, this is a good place to start. If you have some Lightning, but not any of his Arhoolie material, then you can correct this injustice with `Texas Blues.'”

(Steve Franz — Rock & Roll Disc)