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The Blues Anthology


Download links and information about The Blues Anthology by Lightnin' Hopkins. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Blues, Rock, Country, Acoustic genres. It contains 21 tracks with total duration of 01:18:48 minutes.

Artist: Lightnin' Hopkins
Release date: 2006
Genre: Blues, Rock, Country, Acoustic
Tracks: 21
Duration: 01:18:48
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No. Title Length
1. Mojo Hand 3:02
2. Coffee for Mama 3:32
3. Awful Dream 4:55
4. Black Mare Trot 3:58
5. Have You Ever Loved a Woman? 2:41
6. Glory Bee 4:29
7. Sometimes She Will 2:33
8. Shine On, Moon! 4:26
9. Santa 3:48
10. How Long Has the Train Been Gone? 3:36
11. Shake That Thing 4:04
12. Bring Me My Shotgun 3:48
13. Last Night 5:11
14. Walk a Long Time 5:28
15. Houston Bound 4:58
16. Baby I Don't Care 5:09
17. I'm Leaving You Now 3:55
18. Just Pickin' 1:28
19. Drifting Blues 2:20
20. Lonesome Dog Blues 2:45
21. Sittin' Down Thinkin' 2:42



Lightnin' Hopkins had a kit bag of slow blues riffs, a talent for improvising up-to-the-minute lyrics to go with them, and a general distrust of the recording industry that kept him bouncing from label to label for one-off albums in which he always made sure he got his money upfront before he played a note. His recorded legacy is remarkably consistent for all of this label-hopping, though, and when you pick up a Hopkins collection, you can be pretty sure of what you'll get. The Blues Anthology includes all nine original tracks from a 1960 session for Bobby Robinson's Fire Records that was eventually released as Mojo Hand, plus nine additional tracks that Robinson held back at the time, plus a handful of other sides, including Hopkins' interesting cover of Charles Brown's "Drifting Blues," a R&B hit for Brown in 1945, all adding up to a generous disc of Lightnin' that comes in just a shade under 80 minutes in length. Among the highlights are "Mojo Hand," a riveting Christmas blues called "Santa," and the movingly poetic "Shine on, Moon!" There's nothing too startling, but the spare, ragged arrangements (usually just Hopkins on acoustic guitar, occasionally accompanied by a drummer) allow Hopkins plenty of room to do what he does. Decently priced, The Blues Anthology makes a credible introduction to this crafty, laconic bluesman.