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Born in Centerville, Texas, Hopkins learned the blues when young in Buffalo, Texas from Blind Lemon Jefferson and his older cousin, country-blues singer Alger Texas Alexander. Hopkins recorded prolifically in Texas. Occasionally traveling to the Mid-West and Eastern US for recording sessions and concert appearances. It has been estimated that he recorded between 800 and 1000 songs during his career. He performed regular at clubs in and around Houston, particularly in Dowling St. Where he had first been discovered. By the mid to late 1950s his prodigious output of very fine quality recordings had gained him a following among African Americans and blues music aficionados. In 1959 Hopkins was contacted by folklorist Mack McCormick who hoped to bring Lightnin' to the attention of the broader musical audience which was caught up in the Folk revival. McCormack presented Hopkins to integrated audiences first in Houston and then in California.
Born in Centerville, Texas, Hopkins learned the blues when young in Buffalo, Texas from Blind Lemon Jefferson and his older cousin, country-blues singer Alger Texas Alexander. Hopkins recorded prolifically in Texas. Occasionally traveling to the Mid-West and Eastern US for recording sessions and concert appearances. It has been estimated that he recorded between 800 and 1000 songs during his career. He performed regular at clubs in and around Houston, particularly in Dowling St. Where he had first been discovered. By the mid to late 1950s his prodigious output of very fine quality recordings had gained him a following among African Americans and blues music aficionados. In 1959 Hopkins was contacted by folklorist Mack McCormick who hoped to bring Lightnin' to the attention of the broader musical audience which was caught up in the Folk revival. McCormack presented Hopkins to integrated audiences first in Houston and then in California.
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Format: CD
Label: DOCUMENT
Catalog: 5609
Rel. Date: 04/01/2022
UPC: 714298560923

Vol. 1-1950-61-Remaining Title
Artist: Lightnin' Hopkins
Format: CD
New: In Stock $13.99
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Formats and Editions

DISC: 1

1. Black Cat Bone
2. Disagreeable
3. Dark and Cloudy
4. Baby Child
5. Lazy J., The
6. Lightnin's Blues
7. I've Been a Bad Man (Mad Blues)
8. New Worried Life Blues
9. One Kind of Favor
10. Worried Blues
11. You Do Too
12. My Mama Told Me
13. What's the Matter Now?
14. Late in the Evening
15. Lightnin' Jump
16. Leavin' Blues
17. Moanin' Blues
18. Walkin' the Streets
19. Mussy Haired Woman
20. One Kind Favor
21. Slop, The
22. How Long Has the Train Been Gone
23. Baby I Don't Care
24. Houston Bound
25. Hello Austria

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Born in Centerville, Texas, Hopkins learned the blues when young in Buffalo, Texas from Blind Lemon Jefferson and his older cousin, country-blues singer Alger Texas Alexander. Hopkins recorded prolifically in Texas. Occasionally traveling to the Mid-West and Eastern US for recording sessions and concert appearances. It has been estimated that he recorded between 800 and 1000 songs during his career. He performed regular at clubs in and around Houston, particularly in Dowling St. Where he had first been discovered. By the mid to late 1950s his prodigious output of very fine quality recordings had gained him a following among African Americans and blues music aficionados. In 1959 Hopkins was contacted by folklorist Mack McCormick who hoped to bring Lightnin' to the attention of the broader musical audience which was caught up in the Folk revival. McCormack presented Hopkins to integrated audiences first in Houston and then in California.
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