Lightnin' Hopkins Blues
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- Liner Notes: John W. Peters
- Released: March 14, 2006
- Originally Released: 2002
- Label: Collectables Records
Description by OLDIES.com:
A 17-track collection of Lightnin' Hopkins' material, all coming from the vaults of Everest and Herald Records.
- 1.Nothin' But The Blues
- 2.Big Black Cadillac Blues
- 3.Santa Fe Blues
- 4.Drinkin' In The Blues
- 5.G-String Blues
- 6.Stool Pigeon Blues
- 7.Big Car Blues
- 8.Early In The Mornin' Blues
- 9.Sick Feelin' Blues
- 10.Coffee House Blues
- 11.Blues For My Cookie
- 12.Fugitive Blues
- 13.Rainy Day Blues
- 14.Backwater Blues
- 15.Blues Is A Mighty Bad Feeling
- 16.Prison Blues Come Down On Me
- 17.Nothin' But The Blues
Liner Note Author: John Peters.
An album's title can do one of several things: describe the mood, the style, or the subject of the music. While one might be tempted to interpret a title like Blues in a general sense, it's meant, in this instance, in the most literal sense. Every song on this collection by Lightnin' Hopkins has the word "blues" in the title. There's "G-String Blues," "Blues for My Cookie," and "Sick Feelin' Blues." As with much of Hopkins' music, there are moments of brilliance and there are non-distinct lapses. There's a down-and-dirty, lo-fi take on "Santa Fe Blues" and a soulful, live version of "Stool Pigeon Blues." "Mama got mad at Pop/'Cause he didn't bring no coffee home," kicks off a bouncy "Coffee House Blues," while Sonny Boy Williamson adds his harmonica to "Drinkin' in the Blues." There are moments, as with "Big Black Cadillac Blues," where Hopkins seems more interested in talking than singing, and the odd mixture of songs -- solo, acoustic, and full-band -- seems abrupt at times. Blues' eclectic nature, however, does provide a good snapshot of Hopkins' multi-faceted approach to the saddest of musical genres. Blues fans, guitar players, and anyone curious about the endless possibilities of using "blues" in a song's title will want to pick up a copy. ~ Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr.
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- Sales Rank: 61
- UPC: 090431637326
- Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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