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The Best Of Lightnin' Hopkins
Lightnin' Hopkins
The Best Of Lightnin' Hopkins
Genres: Blues, Pop
 
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The rediscovery of Sam 'Lightnin'' Hopkins (1912-1982) at the peak of the blues revival established this then-obscure singer and guitarist as one of the most compelling and idiosyncratic poets of the rural idiom. Whether c...  more »

      
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All Artists: Lightnin' Hopkins
Title: The Best Of Lightnin' Hopkins
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Prestige
Release Date: 9/28/2004
Genres: Blues, Pop
Styles: Traditional Blues, Regional Blues, Texas Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 025218351126

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The rediscovery of Sam 'Lightnin'' Hopkins (1912-1982) at the peak of the blues revival established this then-obscure singer and guitarist as one of the most compelling and idiosyncratic poets of the rural idiom. Whether covering standards or creating original narratives, playing electric or acoustic, fronting a band or by himself, in the studio or in person, Hopkins cast a spell that marked him as one of the blues immortals. His numerous Prestige/Bluesville recording sessions allowed Hopkins to display every facet of his art, and are surveyed here, highlighted by samples of his classic encounter with harmonica master Sonny Terry; several signature story lines; and his impromptu tribute to an American astronaut.

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