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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: 153,769 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

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
  11. EUROPEAN BLUES
  12. ZOLO GO (ZYDECO)
  13. JAZZ BLUES
  14. AIN'T NO MONKEY MAN
  15. GIVE ME CENTRAL 209
  16. COFFEE BLUES
  17. TAP DANCE BOOGIE
  18. ONE FIND OF FAVOR
  19. I'M WILD ABOUT YOU BABY
  20. HIGHWAY BLUES
  21. POLICY GAME
  22. MOANIN' BLUES

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)
  11. BLACK CADILLAC
  12. MEET YOU AT THE CHICKEN SHACK
  13. LEAVE JIKE MARY ALONE (LIVE)
  14. I'M GONNA BUILD ME A HEAVEN OF MY OWN
  15. I GOT TIRED
  16. BABY PLEASE DON'T GO (LIVE)
  17. TROUBLE IN MIND (LIVE)
  18. TOM MOORE BLUES
  19. SLAVERY
  20. BUD RUSSELL BLUES
  21. LONG WAY FROM HOME
  22. UP ON TELEGRAPH AVENUE
  23. CHANGE MY WAY OF LIVIN'

Product Description

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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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By Big Jim TOP 100 REVIEWER on 30 Aug. 2010
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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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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An amazing collection of LHs blues recordings, all performed to the highest standard and well catalogued. An essential blues purchase.
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Superb compilation from this great artist, highly recommended.
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