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- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: October 25, 2005
- Originally Released: 2005
- Label: Prestige
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.Blues In The Bottle
- 2.Back To New Orleans
- 3.Automobile Blues
- 4.Pneumonia Blues
- 5.Mojo Hand
- 6.Black Cadillac
- 7.You Is One Black Rat
- 8.Last Night Blues
- 9.Walkin' This Road By Myself
- 10.Got To Move Your Baby
- 11.Goin' Away
- 12.Happy Blues For John Glenn
- 13.Mean Old Frisco
- 14.Katie Mae
- 15.I'm A Crawling Black Snake
- 16.Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
Song previews provided courtesy of iTunes
Personnel: Lightnin' Hopkins (vocals, guitar); Lightnin' Hopkins; Leonard Gaskin, Donald Cooks (bass instrument); Billy Bizor (vocals, harmonica); Sonny Terry (harmonica); Buster Pickens (piano); Belton Evans, Spider Kilpatrick, Herb Lovelle (drums).
Liner Note Author: Lee Hildebrand.
Recording information: ACA Studios, Houston, TX (10/26/1960-12/02/1964); New York, NY (10/26/1960-12/02/1964); Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (10/26/1960-12/02/1964).
Photographer: David Gahr.
Arranger: Sam Hopkins .
Although Prestige was primarily known as a jazz label, they did host some superb blues artists, including the brilliant, idiosyncratic Texas guitarist Lightnin' Hopkins. Hopkins was only with Prestige for a spell in the early 1960s, but this excellent 16-track collection skims the cream from his output for the label. Featured in both solo and group settings, Hopkins lays down his inimitable sparse, country-blues guitar style, not to mention his legendary ability to improvise wry, comic stories.