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His Blues [CD]

Lightnin' Hopkins Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (31 May 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Ace
  • ASIN: B003GE69MA
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 147,560 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. KATIE MAE BLUES
2. SHORT-HAIRED WOMAN
3. LET ME PLAY WITH YOUR POODLE
4. JAKE HEAD BOOGIE
5. SUGAR MAMA (SUGAR ON MY MIND)
6. SHOTGUN BLUES
7. HOWLING WOLF BLUES
8. MISS ME BLUES (YOU'RE GONNA MISS ME)
9. LIGHTNIN'S BOOGIE
10. TIM MOORE'S FARM
See all 22 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. HOPKINS' SKY HOP
2. MY LITTLE KEWPIE DOLL (BAD BOOGIE)
3. EARLY MORNIN' BOOGIE (HEAR ME TALKIN')
4. MET THE BLUES ON THE CORNER
5. THE FOOT RACE IS ON
6. MOJO HAND
7. COON IS HARD TO CATCH
8. HAPPY BLUES FOR JOHN GLENN
9. IDA MAE
10. SINNER'S PRAYER (45)
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* Almost universally referred to as the post-war King Of Texas Blues, Lightnin' Hopkins enjoyed a virtually continuous recording career from his first visit to a recording studio in 1946 until his death in 1982.

* With hundreds of recordings made for dozens of record labels, Lightnin' remains one of the most prolific (and popular) of all blues artists, as the numerous CD reissues of his recordings demonstrate.

* In a world of several hundred Lightnin' Hopkins compilations, some of dubious quality, this is the definitive overview of his long career and is certain to prove essential to die-hard Hopkins collectors and novice blues buyers alike.

* CD released to tie in with Alan's Biography of Lightning Hopkins...

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5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive collection 30 Aug 2010
By Big Jim TOP 50 REVIEWER
yes I know, every "best of" of every blues maestro is describes as "definitive" but in this case it is suerly justified. Compiled from literally hundreds of tracks by Hopkins' recent biographer, these are the classic tracks, given a rub down and production polish yet still maintains the integrity of the origianl recordings. An often overlooked and underrated talent, Hopkins is presented here at his finest. A must buy for any blues afficionado
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5.0 out of 5 stars Where it all begins 9 Mar 2011
By F. M. Muse VINE VOICE
This is as fine a selection of Hopkins work as has ever seen the light of day in one place, and in many ways it surpasses everything else. The tracks werer selected as a soundtrack as it were, to Alan Governar's monumental biography of Hopkins and the quality of the material on these two CD's dovetail's perfectly with Governars's seminal work.Those familiar with Lightnin's music will be aware that he worked with a limited palette, yet despite this he manages to make every note count. Every oft-repeated riff gets it's own special treatment from track to track, and Hopkins here shows a grasp of dynamics that can sometimes surprise. On this two CD set one encounters pretty much all the rock n' roll phrases that later became the bedrock on which the genre was built, but Lightnin' more or less played 'em all first and they're here, though in a blues setting. Here we have the expressive, pleading, heart-wrenching country blues that tells the story of a world within a world, the world of the black man as underdog, as second-class citizen, but also this is the blues as good time dance music, as black pop music even, albeit a music that is always umbilically connected to what we have come to understand as blues, especially country blues. What may come as a surprise to many is that Lightnin' was primarily an electric player and an early adopter of the electric instrument. Much of what is on show here is amplified guitar, though there are acoustic tracks too. The combination of punchy guitar lines and Lightnin's warm gritty voice - one of the greatest blues voices - make this one of the all-time great blues albums to have. Despite a number of well-known earlier blues artists, this is largely where it all begins and helps to make sense of what came later.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing collection of blues tunes 23 Dec 2010
By CRB
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An amazing collection of LHs blues recordings, all performed to the highest standard and well catalogued. An essential blues purchase.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb compilation 10 July 2014
By Karl L.
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Superb compilation from this great artist, highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning collection spotlights a Blues heavyweight. 13 July 2010
By Scott McWade - Published on Amazon.com
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This may be the new benchmark of Lightnin' collections, and there are many. His style may have remained fairly consistent for his relatively brief 23 years worth of recordings, but this collection cherrypicks 44 of his best efforts from a slew of labels. Po Lightnin' was a blues titan, this collection sounds fantastic, there is no finer introduction to or reminder of, his singular take on the tradition.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Unparalleled Overview 27 Sep 2010
By BIlly - Published on Amazon.com
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I have been a huge fan of Lightnin Hopkins for years and this is the finest compilation of his music I have ever heard. The problem, and glory of Lightnin Hopkins is the sheer volume of recordings that are available, some better than others. This double CD is the one to get regardless of your Lightnin Hokpins skill level. Get yourself up to speed and buy the biography that accompanies the disc.
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