California Mudslide (and Earthquake)

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California Mudslide (and Earthquake)
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Studio album by
Released1969
Recorded1969
StudioVault Studios, Hollywood, CA
GenreBlues
Length35:55
LabelVault
SLP 129
ProducerBruce Bromberg
Lightnin' Hopkins chronology
The Great Electric Show and Dance
(1969)
California Mudslide (and Earthquake)
(1969)
Lightnin'!
(1969)

California Mudslide (and Earthquake), also reissued as Los Angeles Blues, is an album by blues musician Lightnin' Hopkins recorded in California in 1969 and released on the Vault label.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[3]
The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings3.5/4 stars[4]

AllMusic's Steve Legget reviewed a CD compilation of the tracks and stated: "the result is actually a pretty decent record ... Sometimes you can just grab a handful of stuff and throw it at the wall and it magically sticks there in a pleasing pattern. One suspects that's the case here".[3] The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings said: "In "California Mudslide" Lightnin' adapts an old Texas flood blues to apply to recent heavy rains in the Golden State, but several other pieces have been dredged from deep in his repertoire and hardly altered".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins

  1. "California Mudslide" – 4:02
  2. "Rosie Mae" – 2:59
  3. "Los Angeles Blues" – 4:46
  4. "Easy on Your Heels" – 2:40
  5. "New Santa Fe" – 3:09
  6. "Jesus, Will You Come by Here" – 2:14
  7. "No Education" – 3:25
  8. "Antoinette's Blues" – 3:27
  9. "Change My Way of Living" – 3:37
  10. "Los Angeles Boogie" – 2:11
  11. "Call on My Baby" – 3:25

Personnel[edit]

Performance[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wirz' American Music: Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins discography accessed November 13, 2018
  2. ^ Both Sides Now: Vault Album Discography accessed November 13, 2018
  3. ^ a b Leggett, Steve. Lightnin' Hopkins: King of the Texas Blues [Acrobat – Review] at AllMusic. Retrieved November 12, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Russell, Tony; Smith, Chris (2006). The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings. London: Penguin. p. 282. ISBN 978-0-140-51384-4.