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Lightnin' Hopkins - Double Blues (1989) [Recorded in 1964]

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Lightnin' Hopkins - Double Blues (1989) [Recorded in 1964]

Lightnin' Hopkins - Double Blues (1989) Recorded in 1964
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 333 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 174 Mb | Scans ~ 95 Mb
Texas Blues | Label: Fantasy Records | # FCD-24702-2 | Time: 01:15:59

Lightnin' Hopkins' plaintive, soft-rolling blues style is exemplified on "Let's Go Sit on the Lawn," "Just a Wristwatch on My Arm," "I'm a Crawling Black Snake," Willie Dixon's "My Babe," and others. Accompanied only by himself on guitar (and oh what a guitar he plays), Leonard Gaskin (bass), and Herb Lovelle (drums), Hopkins' seductive, intricate guitar picks and strums will dance around in your head long after this CD has played. His voice, which sounds like it's aged in Camels and Jim Beam, conveys his heartfelt sagas to the fullest. A prolific songwriter, Hopkins wrote every song except the Dixon tune.

Lightnin' Hopkins - The Swarthmore Concert [Recorded 1964] (1993) (Re-up)

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Lightnin' Hopkins - The Swarthmore Concert [Recorded 1964] (1993) (Re-up)

Lightnin' Hopkins - The Swarthmore Concert [Recorded 1964] (1993)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 230 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 121 MB | Covers - 5 MB
Genre: Blues, Acoustic Blues, Texas Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Prestige/Bluesville Records (00025218056328)

A Lightnin' solo concert from his college kiddie-folk period (1964), this languished unissued in Fantasy Records' vaults until its release in the early '90s. That's a shame, because this concert captures Lightnin' at his beguiling best, spinning tales and blues magic with every track. His introductions are half the show, making even shopworn staples like "Baby Please Don't Go" and "My Babe" sound fresh. His guitar work is astounding, pulling off inventive leads while maintaining a constant boogie rhythm that makes other instruments superfluous. If you want a disc that clearly showcases Lightnin' Hopkins at his enchanting best, start your collection with this one; it's a charmer.

Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' In New York (Remastered) (1961/2022)

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Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' In New York (Remastered) (1961/2022)

Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' In New York (Remastered) (1961/2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 209 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 100 Mb | 00:43:14
Blues | Label: Candid Records,

This disc features the classic bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins on eight unaccompanied solos, singing, playing guitar and delivering a few rare solos on piano (including on "Lightnin's Piano Boogie"). Hopkins recorded many albums during the 1960s and all are quite listenable but most are not essential – he tended to ramble at times! This Candid release is one of his better sets from the period. Other track highlights include, "Take It Easy," "Mighty Crazy," and "Mister Charlie."

Lightnin' Hopkins - Blues In My Bottle (1961) & Walkin' This Road By Myself (1962) [Reissue 1990]

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Lightnin' Hopkins - Blues In My Bottle (1961) & Walkin' This Road By Myself (1962) [Reissue 1990]

Lightnin' Hopkins - Blues In My Bottle (1961) & Walkin' This Road By Myself (1962) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 398 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 177 MB | Covers - 57 MB
Genre: Acousic Blues, Country Blues | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Ace Records (CDCHD 930)

Lightnin' Hopkins had a hard and fast approach to dealing with the abundance of record labels he recorded for during his career. The irascible bluesman would show up at the session in question but would refuse to play a note until he was paid his fee upfront. Once paid and satisfied, he'd unpack his stock set of boogie blues riffs and pretty much improvise songs on the spot until he'd fulfilled his agreed upon quota. Then he would leave. This system led to an awful lot of similarly constructed and executed throwaway tracks, but Hopkins had a special gift for personalizing the blues that came through in the best of these improvised songs, and a few gems always showed up in the process. This disc combines 1961's Walkin' This Road by Myself, which features Hopkins with drummer Spider Kilpatrick, harmonica player Billy Bizor, and pianist Buster Pickens, with 1963's solo acoustic Blues in My Bottle…

Lightnin' Hopkins ‎- Lightnin' (The Blues Of Lightnin' Hopkins) (Remastered SACD) (1961/2018)

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Lightnin' Hopkins ‎- Lightnin' (The Blues Of Lightnin' Hopkins) (Remastered SACD) (1961/2018)

Lightnin' Hopkins ‎- Lightnin' (The Blues Of Lightnin' Hopkins) (Remastered SACD) (1961/2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 212 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 95 Mb | 00:41:14
Blues | Label: Analogue Productions

Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions — 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3 and also released on Hybrid SACD. All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray.

VA - Newport Folk Festival: Best Of The Blues 1959-68 (2001) 3CD Set

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VA - Newport Folk Festival: Best Of The Blues 1959-68 (2001) 3CD Set

VA - Newport Folk Festival: Best Of The Blues 1959-68 (2001) 3CD Set
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 874 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 395 Mb | Scans ~ 35 Mb | 02:52:09
Acoustic Blues, Delta Blues, Country Blues, Folk-Blues | Label: Vanguard | # 193/95-2

This three-CD set documents some historic country-blues performances by the likes of Mississippi John Hurt, Skip James, Bukka White, Mississippi Fred McDowell and Mance Lipscomb. The urban side of things is well represented by Lightnin’ Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Memphis Slim, Muddy Waters with Otis Spann, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band and The Chambers Brothers turning in a riveting rendition of “See See Rider.” Included here are 11 previously unreleased tracks. A must for acoustic-blues fans.

Lightnin' Hopkins - Great Blues Masters Vol. 2 (2006) {Blues Interactions/Substance/Victor} **[RE-UP]**

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Lightnin' Hopkins - Great Blues Masters Vol. 2 (2006) {Blues Interactions/Substance/Victor} **[RE-UP]**

Lightnin' Hopkins - Great Blues Masters Vol. 2 (2006) {Blues Interactions/Substance/Victor}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 289 mb
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | RAR | 162 mb
Genre: blues

Great Blues Masters Vol. 2 is a 2006 compilation CD by blues master Lightnin' Hopkins. This was released in Japan by Blues Interactions/Substance/Victor.

Lightnin' Hopkins - Goin' Away (Remastered Hybrid SACD) (1963/2018)

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Lightnin' Hopkins - Goin' Away (Remastered Hybrid SACD) (1963/2018)

Lightnin' Hopkins - Goin' Away (Remastered Hybrid SACD) (1963/2018)
XLD Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 176 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 81 Mb | 00:35:21
Blues | Label: Analogue Productions

Mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray.

Lightnin' Hopkins - Goin' Away (1963) Remastered 1990

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Lightnin' Hopkins - Goin' Away (1963) Remastered 1990

Lightnin' Hopkins - Goin' Away (1963) Remastered 1990
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 177 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 80 Mb | Scans ~ 88 Mb
Acoustic Texas Blues | Label: Prestige Bluesville | # 00025218052221 | Time: 00:35:10

For the 1963 album Goin' Away, Lightnin' Hopkins was backed by a spare rhythm section – bassist Leonard Gaskin and drummer Herb Lovelle – who managed to follow his ramshackle, instinctual sense of rhythm quite dexterously, giving Hopkins' skeletal guitar playing some muscle. Still, the spotlight remains Hopkins, who is in fine form here. There are no real classics here, but everything is solid, particularly "Stranger Here" and "You Better Stop Her," making it worth investigation by serious fans of Hopkins' classic material.

Lightnin' Hopkins - Blues Masters: The Very Best of Lightnin' Hopkins (2000) [Re-Up]

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Lightnin' Hopkins - Blues Masters: The Very Best of Lightnin' Hopkins (2000) [Re-Up]

Lightnin' Hopkins - Blues Masters: The Very Best of Lightnin' Hopkins (2000)
EAC | WV | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included | 00:53:45
Texas Blues, Electric Blues, Folk-Blues, Country Blues | Label: Rhino | # 81227-9860-2

Pruning 16 tracks from Hopkins' extensive catalog for a best-of meant that some hard choices had to be made. The ones Rhino came up with won't satisfy everyone, but the label did take the correct road by sticking exclusively to the earliest part of his career, 1947-61. Perhaps the decision will offend some fans who feel that his 1960s and '70s work should be represented, but two things should be acknowledged. First, Hopkins, as is the case with most artists, did his most interesting recordings in the earlier part of his career. Second, as is the case with many blues artists, he did not vary his approach substantially throughout the decades. So what you have is a good assortment of his first 15 years on disc, taken from about ten labels, including both originals and covers, and placing the singer/guitarist in various instrumental contexts: with a full electric band (Sonny Terry is on a couple of 1961 cuts), as a solo guitarist, or accompanied by nothing more than a bass or additional guitarist. It's a good deal for those who want only one Hopkins disc, and for those who want a best-of that's more extensive, there's Rhino's own two-disc anthology, Mojo Hand.