Sam "Lightnin’" Hopkins was born on March 15 in 1912 he passed away on January 30 in 1982.
Sometime back in the 80s when I was in the Navy, a good friend said, have you ever heard of Lightnin' Hopkins? I said no, he pulled a cassette tape out of his top shirt pocket and tossed it to me, "Give this a listen, your going to like it."
That has turned out to be one of the biggest understatements in this love affair that I have with the blues.
As I have mentioned in other post here at SML, I love Lightnin' Hopkins. My favorite album of his is Complete Aladdin Recordings*Complete Aladdin Recordings*
Lightnin Hopkins' Last Gig
Complete Aladdin Recordings
*Complete Aladdin Recordings*
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