Lightnin' Hopkins - At His Natural Best

Lightnin' Hopkins - At His Natural Best

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Tracklist

A1 I Don't Need You Woman
A2 I Wish I Was A Baby
A3 Little Boy Blue
B1 The Crazy Song
B2 Lightnin's Love
B3 That Man From New York City
B4 Take It If You Want It

Credits

  • Executive Producer – John R Roland

Notes

Sam (Lightnin') Hopkins
March 15, 1912 - January 30, 1982

One of the last great bluesmen is now gone. Lightnin' Hopkins' musical career spanned four decades with countless recordings to his credit.  This country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist has possibly been the single most influential artist on rock guitarists today. Spontaneous lyrics matched with highly imaginative guitar work described the Lightnin' Hopkins sound.

Born in Centerville, Texas he learned to play the guitar by the age of 10.  Soon after, he met the legendary Blind Lemon Jefferson and became an accompanist for Texas Alexander. Texas was Blind Lemon's cousin and their association with Hopkins was a lasting one. Sam acquired the name "Lightnin" during a Los Angeles recording session with pianist Thunder Smith back in 1946.

The music on this album is a complete documentaion of a Lightnin' Hopkins recording session. Recorded August 6, 1969, the unedited tapes maintain all the dialogue and tune ups. Lightnin' Hopkins At His Natural Best is an important and historical recording and is a necessary addition to any blues collection.

-J. Veranes

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RHAP 8 Lightnin' Hopkins At His Natural Best ‎(LP) Rhapsody RHAP 8 UK 1980
17 196 Lightnin' Hopkins Lightnin's Love ‎(CD) LaserLight Digital 17 196 US 2001
PHX 342 Lightnin' Hopkins At His Natural Best ‎(LP) Phoenix 10 PHX 342 1982



Lightnin' Hopkins - At His Natural Best
Electric Blues
Performer: Lightnin' Hopkins
Album Title: At His Natural Best
Label: Phoenix 10 ‎– PHX 342
Type: Cassette, Album
Country: US
Date of released: 1982
Category: Blues
Style: Electric Blues
Rating: 4.6/5
Votes: 482
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