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The Very Best Of Lighntin' Hopkins

An excellent collection of Lighnin's work. One problem. At the time of purchase the track titles were switched between the two "disks" Fixable with iTunes after download.

Great Value, poor quality.

I can't tell if this is how the songs were originally recorded or if the audio has been compressed for some reason. Still, gotta love Lightnin'.


Great collection and 50 songs for $11.99!!! What a bargain. At the rock and roll hall of fame in Clevland they wanted $69 for this collection.


Born: March 15, 1912 in Centerville, TX

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '30s, '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

Sam Hopkins was a Texas country bluesman of the highest caliber whose career began in the 1920s and stretched all the way into the 1980s. Along the way, Hopkins watched the genre change remarkably, but he never appreciably altered his mournful Lone Star sound, which translated onto both acoustic and electric guitar. Hopkins' nimble dexterity made intricate boogie riffs seem easy, and his fascinating penchant for improvising lyrics to fit whatever situation might arise made him a beloved blues troubadour....
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