Genre: Blues
Label: Third Man
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,


Lightnin' Hopkins Strums The Blues 180g LP

Lightnin' Hopkins

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180g Vinyl LP Pressed at Third Man in Detroit!
First Ever Reissue Of Rare Texas Blues Album!

Lightnin' Hopkins is a true folk singer. His songs are the heart of the South, the very essence of his people, their joys, their triumphs, their difficulties, their oppression. Lightnin's music, like that of any great artist, has a universal quality. When you hear it, it might be your sadness or your ecstasy that is being told - the feeling of all people, the qualities of all living, good and bad, lie in the easy cadences and pathos of Lightnin's expression. So long as folk music endures, so long will Lightnin' Hopkins be played.

Strums the Blues is a compilation that was originally released in 1958 on the Score label. It is a collection of his legendary early Aladdin 78'' sides. These songs have been carefully remastered for this release and cut by Warren Defever and Bill Skibbe. The cover art has been reimagined by modern-day folk artist Tim Kerr.

Lightnin' Hopkins is ranked 71 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time list.

• 180g Vinyl
• First ever reissue of very rare Texas blues album
• Remastered by Warren Defever and Bill Skibbe
• Pressed at Third Man Pressing (Detroit, MI)
• Stunning new album art by visual artist/musician Tim Kerr (Big Boys, Poison 13)
• Direct-to-board LP jacket

Side 1:

1. Katie May
2. My California
3. Honey Babe
4. Short Haired Woman
5. Little Mamma Blues
Side 2:
1. Shotgun
2. Rollin' And Rollin'
3. See See Rider
4. So Long
5. Mistreated

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