Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Blues, Pop
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Buy this and any other arhoolie record of lightnin's
cs | Dallas, TX USA | 05/31/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"if you looking for a great lightnin CD, this is a disc that can't be beat.first off, the arhoolie label was started in houston by a guy who wanted to capture good old texas blues, particularly that of lightnin. so any disc on arhoolie is alomst guarenteed excellent (especially 'po lightnin').i own about a dozen lightnin albums, and this one never ceases to delight, amuse, empathize, inspire, and reflect.on this disc, its so easy to see that lightnin was a genuine poet of the blues, not a commercial recorder. great stuff..."
Trust Lightnin' on Arhoolie
Tim Weber | Iowa | 07/11/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"As Lightnin' Hopkins' output for Arhoolie Records goes, this album is a lesser entry, but the fabulous Texas bluesman always seemed to be in good form for Chris Strachwitz's label, so all of it is worth having. These cuts are from a couple different sessions in the late '60s; the vast majority of tracks have Francis Clay on drums and one even has a full band. Again, fine, fine stuff, but there are a few too many remakes here. "Mojo Hand", "Rock Me Baby", "Hello Central", "Little and Low", "My Starter Won't Start This Morning", "Baby Please Don't Go", "Trouble in Mind": Lightnin's put all of these on record before, some of them many times. And he's not as inspired as on, say, the Arhoolie album "Texas Blues". Still, get this; it's still quite good and you could do a lot worse."