Monday, March 15, 2010

It's the Birthday of Lightin' Hopkins

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*

The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins (1967)

Lightnin Hopkins' Last Gig

Complete Aladdin Recordings
*Complete Aladdin Recordings*
Complete Aladdin Recordings*Complete Aladdin Recordings* by Lightnin' Hopkins
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Lightnin' Hopkins @SqueezeMyLemon

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