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The Best of Lightnin' Hopkins


Download links and information about The Best of Lightnin' Hopkins by Lightnin' Hopkins. This album was released in 1969 and it belongs to Blues, Country, Songwriter/Lyricist, Acoustic genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 57:04 minutes.

Artist: Lightnin' Hopkins
Release date: 1969
Genre: Blues, Country, Songwriter/Lyricist, Acoustic
Tracks: 12
Duration: 57:04
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No. Title Length
1. Big Black Cadillac Blues 6:58
2. Early In the Mornin' Blues 5:16
3. Coffee House Blues 2:05
4. I've Been 'Buked and Scorned 5:17
5. Stool Pidgeon Blues 3:02
6. Brand New Car 5:31
7. Drinkin' In the Blues 5:10
8. Ball of Twine 3:26
9. Everybody's Blue 6:32
10. Right on that Shore 2:46
11. Chain Gang Blues 5:11
12. Blowin' the Fuses 5:50



This compilation is a good one-disc introduction to Lightnin' Hopkins' work. For one, it's still in print and relatively easy to find. After being rediscovered during the '60s folk revival, Legacy issued this best-of collection in the late '60s, and the emphasis is on acoustic country blues. It's well nigh impossible to encompass a career as wide as that of Lightnin' Hopkins in a single-disc compilation, but Hopkins' engaging personality, strong vocals, idiosyncratic rhythmic sense, and humor do come across on tunes like "Big Black Cadillac Blues." Also documented are sessions with Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry, and Big Joe Williams. While maybe not the tightest collaborations, they're loose, chummy, and inviting. If you're looking to get a strong flavor of his trademark Texas country blues without delving too deeply into Hopkins' back catalog, this compilation, arbitrary as it is, will serve well.