The Houston Hurricane (4CD)

Lightnin' Hopkins

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4
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In Stock
Delivery Estimate
2-5 days
Genre
Blues
Label
Proper Box
Released
November 14, 2011

Format: Compact Disc

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Description

Lightnin' Hopkins was one of the blues' greatest talents, whose spare, expressive guitar playing, taciturn vocals and crisp versification all place him firmly in the tradition of Texas blues. Hopkins recorded every kind of Texas blues there was, documenting the various traditions that Blind Lemon Jefferson had first indicated and establishing a personal and often autobiographical genre of his own. His style was born from spending many hours playing informally without a backing band. His distinctive style often included playing, in effect, bass, rhythm, lead, percussion, and vocals, all at the same time. His musical phrasing would often include a long low note at the beginning, the rhythm played in the middle range, then the lead in the high range. By playing this quickly - with occasional slaps of the guitar - the effect of bass, rhythm, percussion and lead would be created. He was an influence on Jimmie Vaughan's work, and, more significantly, on the vocals and blues style of Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, the keyboardist of the Grateful Dead until 1972. He was also an important influence on Townes Van Zandt, the Texan folk/blues songwriter and performer, who often performed Hopkins numbers in his live performances. Jimi Hendrix became interested in blues music listening to Lightnin' Hopkins records with his father and a song named after him was recorded by R.E.M. on their album Document.

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Key Value
Catalogue number PROPERBOX164
Barcode 0805520021647
Number of items 4
Packaging type Box Set
Imported No
Weight 202g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 126mm x 18mm x 130mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. West Coast Blues -
2. Katie Mae Blues -
3. That Mean Old Twister -
4. I Can't Stay Here In Your Town -
5. Short Haired Woman -
6. Little Mama Boogie -
7. (Let Me) Play With Your Poodle -
8. Can't Get That Woman Off My Mind -
9. Picture On The Wall -
10. You Are Not Goin' To Worry My Life Anymore -
11. Miss Me Blues -
12. Sugar On My Mind -
13. Nightmare Blues -
14. Lightnin's Boogie -
15. Daddy Will Be Home One Day -
16. Moonrise Blues -
17. Morning Blues -
18. Have To Let You Go -
19. Mama's Baby Child -
20. Mistreater Blues -
21. My California -
22. Honey Babe -
23. So Long -
24. See See Rider -
25. Unpredictable Woman -
26. I Just Don't Care -
27. Whiskey Headed Woman -
28. Abilene -

Disc 2

Track Listing — Disc 2

Song Title Time
1. Shotgun -
2. Rollin' And Rollin -
3. Tell It Like It Is -
4. Miss Loretta -
5. Ida Mae -
6. What Can It Be -
7. Lonesome Home -
8. Appetite Blues -
9. Ain't It A Shame -
10. Tim Moore's Farm -
11. You Don't Know -
12. Somebody's Got To Go -
13. Baby Please Don't Go -
14. Mad With You -
15. Unsuccessful Blues -
16. Rollin' Woman Blues -
17. "T" Model Blues -
18. Lightnin's Boogie -
19. Zologo -
20. Automobile Blues -
21. Untrue Blues -
22. Henny Penny Blues -
23. Jackstropper Blues -
24. Grievance Blues -
25. Grosebeck Blues -
26. Racetrack Blues -
27. Bluebird Blues -
28. Goin' Back And Talk To Mama -

Disc 3

Track Listing — Disc 3

Song Title Time
1. Beggin' You To Stay -
2. Bad Luck And Trouble -
3. Last Affair -
4. Lonesome Dog Blues -
5. Needed Time -
6. One Kind Favour -
7. Another Fool In Town -
8. Candy Kitchen -
9. Black Cat -
10. Santa Fe Blues -
11. Some Day Baby -
12. Black Cat Bone -
13. Disagreeable -
14. Dark And Cloudy -
15. Coffee Blues -
16. Praying Ground Blues -
17. Give Me Central 209 -
18. Long Way From Texas -
19. You Caused (My Heart To Weep) -
20. Tap Dance Boogie -
21. Dirty House -
22. Freight Train Blues -
23. One Kind Of Favor -
24. Contrary Mary -
25. I'm Beggin' You -
26. Sad News From Korea -

Disc 4

Track Listing — Disc 4

Song Title Time
1. Ain't It A Shame -
2. Crazy 'Bout My Baby -
3. Highway Blues -
4. I'm Wild About You Baby -
5. "Bad Things On My Mind" -
6. The War Is Over -
7. Policy Game -
8. Merry Christmas -
9. Happy New Year -
10. Cemetery Blues -
11. Shine On Moon -
12. Lightnin's Boogie -
13. Lonesome In Your Home -
14. Remember Me -
15. Sittin' Down Thinkin' -
16. Lightnin's Special -
17. Don't Think Cause Your Pretty -
18. Life I Used To Live -
19. My Baby's Gone -
20. Sick Feeling Blues -
21. Moving On Out -
22. Evil Hearted Woman -
23. Blues For My Cookie -
24. Had A Gal Called Sal -
25. Nothin' But The Blues -
26. My Little Kewpie Doll -
27. Moanin' Blues -