Lightnin' Hopkins

1948-1949

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The third installment in the Classics complete chronological recordings of Lightnin' Hopkins presents a series of predominately solo performances recorded in Houston during 1948 and 1949 for the Gold Star record label, a local enterprise owned and operated by one Bill Quinn. Once these sides began to circulate and were reissued on the Modern and Sittin' in With labels, Lightnin' Hopkins began to acquire modest fame from coast to coast as both "T-Model Blues" and "Tim Moore's Farm" sold well enough to make it onto the national charts as "hits." This is wonderfully honest music. It operates on a very personal level, usually proceeding at a gradual, relaxed pace. "Rollin' Woman Blues" pitches a bit of a woogie and "Mad with You" resurfaces as "Lightnin' Boogie" with tap dancing provided by Houston's own L.C. Williams.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:34
2 2:38 Spotify
3 2:45 Spotify
4 2:34 Spotify
5 2:49 Spotify
6 2:35 Spotify
7 2:48 Spotify
8 2:53 Spotify
9 2:41 Spotify
10 2:43 Spotify
11 2:39 Spotify
12 2:45 Spotify
13 2:53 Spotify
14 2:42
15 2:30 Spotify
16 2:40 Spotify
17 2:23 Spotify
18 2:47 Spotify
19 2:43 Spotify
20 2:38
21 3:05 Spotify
22 2:52 Spotify
23 3:02 Spotify
24 3:02 Spotify
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