Album Details

March 20, 2012
Fuel 2000
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 clich├ęs 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 Hand
  2. Have You Ever Loved a Woman
  3. Trouble in Mind
  4. Katie Mae
  5. See See Rider
  6. Mama and Papa Hopkins
  7. Backwater Blues
  8. My Black Cadillac
  9. Stool Pigeon Blues
  10. Ain't Nothin' Like Whiskey
  11. Penitentiary Blues
  12. Blues for Gamblers
  13. Wimmin from Coast to Coast
  14. Shaggy Dad
  15. What'd I Say
  16. Mr. Dillard's Store
  17. Goin' Back Home
  18. Found My Baby Crying
  19. Move On Out, Pt. 1
  20. Back Door Friend
  21. Fishing Clothes
  22. Morning Blues
  23. Evil Hearted Woman
  24. Vietnam Wars, Pts. 1-2
  25. Last Affair
  26. Lovin' Arms
  27. Rock Me Mama
  28. Ride in Your New Automobile
  29. Lightnin' Strikes One More Time
  30. Wig Wearing Woman
  31. Lonesome Dog Blues
  32. West Texas Blues
  33. Mr. Charlie
  34. Got Her Letter This Morning
  35. Mighty Crazy
  36. Little School Girl
  37. Last Affair
  38. Y'all Excuse Me
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