Short Haired Woman
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||Short Haired Woman||Lightnin' Hopkins||2:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Shotgun||Lightnin' Hopkins||3:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Someday Baby||Lightnin' Hopkins||2:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Sugar On My Mind (Sugar Mama)||Lightnin' Hopkins||2:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||That Mean Old Twister||Lightnin' Hopkins||3:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Till the Gin Runs Out||Lightnin' Hopkins||1:02||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Tom Moore's Farm||Lightnin' Hopkins||4:36||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Trouble In Mind||Lightnin' Hopkins||2:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||War News Blues||Lightnin' Hopkins||2:42||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Woke Up This Morning||Lightnin' Hopkins||4:27||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||You Are Not Going to Worry My Life Anymore||Lightnin' Hopkins||2:48||$0.99||View in iTunes|
There's no shortage of Lightnin' Hopkins compilations out there, and Short Haired Woman is only distinguished by its relatively good sound quality — not a surprise since everything here was professionally recorded in the years 1946-1949 — and decent if superficial annotation, giving a general overview of the man's career. There's no particular order, either, though the makers have placed Hopkins' solo sides ahead of his somewhat earlier sides with Thunder Smith. In a way, they've saved the best for last, in that those sides tend to feature flashier playing and a bolder, less subdued singing style and selection of material, while the later sides show a more studied, subtly sophisticated sound. Of course, all of it — but especially the later sides — represents precisely the kinds of playing that helped directly inspire any number of younger white guitarists to start playing, as the '50s rolled around, so the truly underground roots of rock & roll can be heard here. The price is right, given the limits on the packaging, though any longtime fan is almost certain to have the stuff represented here in some form.
Born: March 15, 1912 in Centerville, TX
Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s