Album Details

RELEASE
March 20, 2012
LABEL
Fuel 2000
GENRES
Blues, Electric Blues, Electric Texas Blues, Texas Blues, Acoustic Texas Blues, Blues Revival, Regional Blues

Album Review

Blues singer Lightnin' Hopkins had two or three different Texas blues shuffle rhythms down pat, and he stretched bars or shrank them as he saw fit, fitting in lyrics that were part floating blue clichés and part personal ruminations and observations, and he often seemed to make them up on the spot as he did an endless round of recording studios for any label that would give him some cash to do it. He turned out countless albums this way, all pretty much like the other, yet different, with new titles and lyrics appearing over previously used blues rhythms. Lightnin' was Lightnin'. That's what you got, and that's what one gets here on this two-disc anthology, 38 Lightnin' Hopkins cuts like "Katie Mae," "Backwater Blues," and "Morning Blues." Not every one of them is a classic, but every one of them is classic Lightnin'.
Steve Leggett, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Mojo Handhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  2. Have You Ever Loved a Womanhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  3. Trouble in Mindhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  4. Katie Maehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  5. See See Riderhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  6. Mama and Papa Hopkinshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  7. Backwater Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  8. My Black Cadillachttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  9. Stool Pigeon Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  10. Ain't Nothin' Like Whiskeyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  11. Penitentiary Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  12. Blues for Gamblershttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  13. Wimmin from Coast to Coasthttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  14. Shaggy Dadhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  15. What'd I Sayhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  16. Mr. Dillard's Storehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  17. Goin' Back Homehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  18. Found My Baby Cryinghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  19. Move On Out, Pt. 1http://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  20. Back Door Friendhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  21. Fishing Clotheshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  22. Morning Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  23. Evil Hearted Womanhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  24. Vietnam Wars, Pts. 1-2http://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  25. Last Affairhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  26. Lovin' Armshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  27. Rock Me Mamahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  28. Ride in Your New Automobilehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  29. Lightnin' Strikes One More Timehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  30. Wig Wearing Womanhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  31. Lonesome Dog Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  32. West Texas Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  33. Mr. Charliehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  34. Got Her Letter This Morninghttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  35. Mighty Crazyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  36. Little School Girlhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  37. Last Affairhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
  38. Y'all Excuse Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/very-best-lightnin-hopkins/id512307193?uo=5
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