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The Complete Prestige/Bluesville Recordings
Lightnin Hopkins
The Complete Prestige/Bluesville Recordings
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (21) - Disc #2
  •  Track Listings (19) - Disc #3
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #4
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #5
  •  Track Listings (18) - Disc #6
  •  Track Listings (8) - Disc #7

Lightnin' Hopkins, the seminal Texas bluesman, was rediscovered in the 1960s when the folk revival made folk and country-blues musicians hot news. This seven-CD set includes much of Hopkins's work during that period, thoug...  more »

      
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All Artists: Lightnin Hopkins
Title: The Complete Prestige/Bluesville Recordings
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Prestige
Original Release Date: 10/17/1991
Re-Release Date: 11/5/1991
Album Type: Box set
Genres: Country, Blues, Folk, Pop
Styles: Classic Country, Traditional Blues, Regional Blues, Texas Blues, Electric Blues, Acoustic Blues, Traditional Folk
Number of Discs: 7
SwapaCD Credits: 7
UPCs: 025218440622, 0090204094752, 090204094752

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Lightnin' Hopkins, the seminal Texas bluesman, was rediscovered in the 1960s when the folk revival made folk and country-blues musicians hot news. This seven-CD set includes much of Hopkins's work during that period, though he recorded for so many different labels that getting everything is well-nigh impossible. This is a good start, though, including as it does some concert recordings in addition to studio reissues and interviews. Hopkins's mastery of mood and technique makes this a chronicle not only of historical interest, but musical as well; while Hopkins's musical style didn't change much over the course of his multidecade career, he was certainly among the best at what he did. --Genevieve Williams

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Blues in a box set
Chris Mathes | New Orleans | 08/10/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This seven disk, expensive box set is often a difficult pill to swallow, but I am glad that I did. On six disks twelve Lightnin' albums from the 60's are combined. If you are interested in Lightnin', do the math. The Complete Prestige/Bluesville Rocordings is a value. The seventh disk is full of interviews that may seem dull to some, but to a fan willing to spend $ to get the blues they are a welcome addition. A very interesting way to learn about the man is from his own voice in interviews like these. The liner notes are a simple histoy, a few pictures and a discography. Again, I am glad I bought it."
Rated Five Stars With A Footnote
Chris Mathes | 04/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is one fantastic collection of music! However, I was a little disappointed by the apparent lack of effort that went into the finished product. With such a comprehensive assortment of music, I expected to find at least liner notes or a booklet with some biographical material or reviews. Also, it should be noted that the final disk in this set is only spoken word. While the novelty of it is awesome, and you get to here Lightnin's stories first hand, at my first listening I was somewhat off set because I wasn't expecting it. However, those things aside, this set is worth every penny!"
A Must For Any Blues Fan
mark | Toronto,Canada | 02/28/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the finest blues collection by any blues artist that I have had the pleasure to hear. At my home it is mandatory listening at least once a week. Guests are totally in awe of Lightnin' as a story teller and guitarist. As the 'HITMAN' says, he's the best there is and the best there ever will be."