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Sings The Blues

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Sings The Blues
Sings The Blues


Legendary Houston bluesman, Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins was an icon of American music. This CD compiles the crème of his 1946-1948 recordings for the Los Angeles-based Aladdin Record company - remarkable solitary blues recorded in the fully formed individual style on which he would build a life-long career. Lightnin's guitar style was compelling - old, yet new. His ad-libbed chord changes and stop-time rhythms, produced the hit, "Katie May" right out of the gate. Hopkins scored national R&B hits for Aladdin with his "Shotgun Blues," "Short Haired Woman" - Essential, evocative Texas blues rooted in a tradition going back to Blind Lemon Jefferson and Blind Willie Johnson.


  1. Name
  2. Lightnin's (Sis') Boogie
  3. Come Back Baby
  4. Daddy Will Be Home One Day
  5. Baby You're Not Going To Make A Fool Out Of Me
  6. Morning Blues
  7. Have To Let You Go
  8. Let Me Play With Your Poodle
  9. Down Baby
  10. Fast Mail Rambler
  11. Thinkin' And Worryin'
  12. Picture On The Wall
  13. You're Not Going To Worry My Life Anymore
  14. Sugar On My Mind
  15. Shotgun
  16. Katie May
  17. Short Haired Woman
  18. Feel So Bad
  19. Can't Do Like You Used To
  20. West Coast Blues
  21. Drinkin' Woman
  22. See See Rider
  23. Unpredictable Woman
  24. Blues (that Mean Old Twister)
  25. I Can't Stay Here In Your Town
  26. You're Gonna Miss Me
  27. Someday Baby
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