Beloved Blues troubadour Lightnin' Hopkins was a master of the mournful Lone Star sound, and a great player of both acoustic and electric guitar. This set includes early recordings and rarities from this great Folk-Blues artist.
Almost 70 minutes of Lightnin' Hopkins, some live (no date or location listed) and some studio, but all pretty well indispensable for any fan, from the first words of the extraordinary opening monologue ("Big Black Cadillac Blues") on. He's playing acoustic live, and this sounds like one of his coffeehouse gigs along the folk circuit from the early '60s, except that the quality is better than on many of those shows, with a close sound on the guitar -- the studio stuff is electric, natch. ~ Bruce Eder