Blues in My Bottle

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Blues in My Bottle
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Studio album by
RecordedJuly 26, 1961
StudioACA Studios (Gold Star Studios), Houston, TX
ProducerKenneth S. Goldstein, Mack McCormick
Lightnin' Hopkins chronology
Mojo Hand
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Blues in My Bottle is an album by Lightnin' Hopkins which was originally released in 1961 on Bluesville label.[1][2][3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic3/5 stars[4]
The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings3/4 stars[5]
Gaslight Records8/10 stars [6]

The AllMusic review noted: "He was at his best when unaccompanied, as on this Prestige date recorded in 1961. Though he usually played electric guitar, the Texas blues titan performed on this release with an acoustic, and the result is most rewardin".[4] The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings said "Lightnin' chanting the R&B hit "Wine Spode-o-dee" on Blues in My Bottle is no more than a couple of minutes of fun, but it neatly demonstrates his range of reference, coming straight after "Buddy Browns Blues", a reminiscence of Texas Alexander".[5] Gaslight Records gave it 8 of 10 stars in their review and stated "Though just a taste of Lightnin’ Hopkins’ provocative and prolific catalogue of songs (some one thousand across his career) if you like the blues, it’s a good taste..."[6]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Buddy Brown's Blues" (Alger "Texas" Alexander)
  2. "Wine Spodee-O-Dee" (Stick McGhee, J. Mayo Williams)
  3. "Sail On, Little Girl, Sail On" (Traditional)
  4. "DC-7" (Hopkins)
  5. "Death Bells" (Hopkins)
  6. "Goin' to Dallas to See My Pony Run" (Traditional)
  7. "Jailhouse Blues" (Traditional)
  8. "Blues in My Bottle" (Traditional)
  9. "Beans, Beans, Beans" (Traditional, Hopkins)
  10. "Catfish Blues" (Traditional)
  11. "My Grandpa Is Old Too!" (Hopkins)


  1. ^ Jazzdisco: Prestige Records Catalog: Bluesville 1000 series accessed November 6, 2018
  2. ^ Both Sides Now: Prestige/Bluesville Album Discography accessed November 6, 2018
  3. ^ Wirz' American Music: Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins discography accessed November 6, 2018
  4. ^ a b Newsletter, Roundup. Lightnin' Hopkins: Blues in My Bottle – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  5. ^ a b Russell, Tony; Smith, Chris (2006). The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings. London: Penguin. p. 279. ISBN 978-0-140-51384-4.
  6. ^ a b "Lightnin' Hopkins – Blues In My Bottle". Gaslight Records. Archived from the original on 2015-02-24. Retrieved 2013-08-02.