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Penitentiary Blues - Lightnin Hopkins - Lightnin Hopkins (Vinyl, LP, Album)

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  1. A true poet of the blues, Lightnin' Hopkins was a master of tall, tongue-in-cheek tales, often made up on the spot in the recording studio. The first song on this album, "I'm Going to Build Me a Heaven of My Own," describes an encounter with a bearded man claiming to be Jesus Christ.
  2. Jul 31,  · Lightnin’ Sam Hopkins remains one of the crucial figures in the annals of the blues. By extension, he recorded a ton, and owning all his music will require diligence and a seriously long shelf. However, there are a few albums that are a must even for casual blues collectors, and his self-titled effort from is one of them.
  3. Artist: Lightnin' Hopkins Genre: Blues Release Date: 07/08/ Label: Southern Routes Catalog Number: SR Recording: Studio Length: Format: Vinyl LP Note: Completely different tracks from original '60's release.
  4. (3) On his early sides Lightnin' played a large number of his sides in the key of A (approximately, Lightnin' isn't always in concert pitch), later on he played almost exclusively in the key of E. The key of A sides are intriguing, very original, Lightnin' making the most of the fingering position on the A chord, mixing it up with A minor and D /5(7).
  5. Buy Lightnin Hopkins Penitentiary Blues LP. Fontana ZL. UK. Lightnin' Hopkins With Brownie McGhee - Sonny Terry - Big Joe Williams. Some shelf wear to front of laminated sleeve with some age fade to back of sleeve. Rare UK 1st pressing. Made and sold by Fontana records under rights from Interdisc S.A. A lot of light hairline surface marks to vinyl, two skips noted on intro to.
  6. Lightnin' Hopkins Lightnin And The Blues on LP. Lightnin' Sam Hopkins stands alone. The master of spontaneous musical combustion, Hopkins' magnificent guitar idiosyncrasies and deeply expressive vocals qualify him as on the most arresting and irresistible practitioners in all of the blues.
  7. LIGHTNIN HOPKINS A Time For Blues (Early 70s reissue of the track vinyl LP on the pale blue Ember label originally issued in the UK in front laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve has a little corner scuffing and light discoluration to the reverse the vinyl is a strong VG with some light scuffs/hairlines not affecting play EMB)Seller Rating: % positive.
  8. New vinyl reissue remastered from the original master tapes, packaged in classic Folkways-style tip-on jackets with original liner notes. Texas bluesman Samuel “Lightnin’” Hopkins’ musical career was reignited by this release. With the aid of a little gin and a borrowed acoustic guitar.

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