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Lightnin' Blues


Download links and information about Lightnin' Blues by Lightnin' Hopkins. This album was released in 1961 and it belongs to Blues, Country, Acoustic genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 58:42 minutes.

Artist: Lightnin' Hopkins
Release date: 1961
Genre: Blues, Country, Acoustic
Tracks: 12
Duration: 58:42
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No. Title Length
1. Chain Gang Blues (aka Early In The Morning) (featuring Big Joe Williams) 5:14
2. Get Off My Toe 4:58
3. You Treat Po' Lightin' Wrong 6:28
4. You Gonna Need Somebody To Go Your Bond (aka I've Been 'Buked And Scorned) (featuring Sonny Terry) 5:12
5. Medley: IntroductionBig Car Blues 6:55
6. Coffee House Blues 2:13
7. I Heard My Children Crying 5:56
8. Lightnin' Don't Feel Well 3:18
9. I'm Gonna Meet My Baby Somewhere 5:04
10. Don't Treat That Man Way You Treat Me 4:25
11. Stool Pigeon Blues 2:58
12. There's Good Rockin' Tonight 6:01



Recorded for Prestige's Bluesville subsidiary in 1960 and reissued on CD for Fantasy's Original Blues Classics (OBC) series in 1990, Lightnin' is among the rewarding acoustic dates Lightnin' Hopkins delivered in the early '60s. The session has an informal, relaxed quality, and this approach serves a 48-year-old Hopkins impressively well on both originals like "Thinkin' 'Bout an Old Friend" and the familiar "Katie Mae" and enjoyable interpretations of Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee's "Back to New Orleans" and Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup's "Mean Old Frisco." Hopkins' only accompaniment consists of bassist Leonard Gaskin and drummer Belton Evans, both of whom play in an understated fashion and do their part to make this intimate setting successful. From the remorseful "Come Back Baby" to more lighthearted, fun numbers like "You Better Watch Yourself" and "Automobile Blues," Lightnin' is a lot like being in a small club with Hopkins as he shares his experiences, insights and humor with you.