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 Handhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Have You Ever Loved a Womanhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. Trouble in Mindhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. Katie Maehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. See See Riderhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. Mama and Papa Hopkinshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Backwater Blueshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. My Black Cadillachttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. Stool Pigeon Blueshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Ain't Nothin' Like Whiskeyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Penitentiary Blueshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Blues for Gamblershttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Wimmin from Coast to Coasthttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Shaggy Dadhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. What'd I Sayhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Mr. Dillard's Storehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Goin' Back Homehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Found My Baby Cryinghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Move On Out, Pt. 1https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Back Door Friendhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. Fishing Clotheshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Morning Blueshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. Evil Hearted Womanhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. Vietnam Wars, Pts. 1-2https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. Last Affairhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  26. Lovin' Armshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  27. Rock Me Mamahttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  28. Ride in Your New Automobilehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  29. Lightnin' Strikes One More Timehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  30. Wig Wearing Womanhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  31. Lonesome Dog Blueshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  32. West Texas Blueshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  33. Mr. Charliehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  34. Got Her Letter This Morninghttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  35. Mighty Crazyhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  36. Little School Girlhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  37. Last Affairhttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  38. Y'all Excuse Mehttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/essential-hits-lightnin-hopkins/id918220408?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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