Lightnin Hopkins - Bring Me My Shotgun: The Essential Collection Colored Vinyl LP
Lightnin Hopkins Bring Me My Shotgun: The Essential Collection Colored Vinyl LP
Vintage cuts from 1960 and earlier! Digitally remastered, and packaged with extensive liner notes and photos!
Hopkins was born in Centerville, Texas, and as a child was immersed in the sounds of the blues. He developed a deep appreciation for this music at the age of 8, when he met Blind Lemon Jefferson at a church picnic in Buffalo, Texas. That day, Hopkins felt the blues was "in him". He went on to learn from his older (distant) cousin, the country blues singer Alger "Texas" Alexander. (Hopkins had another cousin, the Texas electric blues guitarist Frankie Lee Sims, with whom he later recorded.)
Hopkins began accompanying Jefferson on guitar at informal church gatherings. Jefferson reputedly never let anyone play with him except young Hopkins, and Hopkins learned much from Jefferson at these gatherings.
In the mid-1930s, Hopkins was sent to Houston County Prison Farm; the offense for which he was imprisoned is unknown. In the late 1930s, he moved to Houston with Alexander in an unsuccessful attempt to break into the music scene there. By the early 1940s, he was back in Centerville, working as a farm hand.
This Compilation by one of the most prestigious bluesmen in the history of the genre, Lightnin' Hopkins, featuring the legendary cuts "Mojo Hand," "Shake That Thing," and, of course, "Bring Me My Shotgun!"
Lightnin Hopkins Bring Me My Shotgun: The Essential Collection Track Listing:
1. Bring Me My Shotgun
2. Mojo Hand
3. Shake That Thing
4. Lonesome Dog Blues
5. Coffee for Mama
6. Shine on, Moon!
7. How Long Has the Train Been Gone?
8. Awful Dream
9. Last Night
10. Sometimes She Will
11. Have You Ever Loved a Woman?
12. Houston Bound
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