Down Home Blues (Lightnin' Hopkins album)

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Down Home Blues
Down Home Blues (Lightnin' Hopkins album).jpg
Studio album by
Released1964
RecordedMay 4, 1964
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
GenreBlues
Length39:00
LabelBluesville
BVLP 1086
ProducerSamuel Charters
Lightnin' Hopkins chronology
The Swarthmore Concert
(1993)
Down Home Blues
(1964)
Soul Blues
(1965)

Down Home Blues is an album by blues musician Lightnin' Hopkins recorded in 1964 and released on the Bluesville label.[1][2][3][4]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings2.5/4 stars[5]

The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings said "Gaskin and Lovelle's parts were probably added at overdub sessions. On Down Home Blues only "I Was Standing on 75 Highway" is Lightnin' at full strength".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins

  1. "Lets Go Sit On the Lawn" – 4:10
  2. "I Woke Up This Morning" – 5:50
  3. "I Got Tired" – 4:30
  4. "I Like to Boogie" – 3:50
  5. "I Asked the Bossman" – 6:40
  6. "I'm Taking a Devil of a Chance" – 3:50
  7. "Just a Wristwatch on My Arm" – 3:30
  8. "I Was Standing on 75 Highway" – 5:10
  9. "Get It Straight" – 1:30

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Performance[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jazzdisco: Prestige Records Catalog: Bluesville 1000 series accessed November 8, 2018
  2. ^ Both Sides Now: Prestige/Bluesville Album Discography accessed November 8, 2018
  3. ^ Wirz' American Music: Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins discography accessed November 8, 2018
  4. ^ O'Brien, T. J. Lightnin' Album of the Week: Week 25 February 26, 2011 accessed November 8, 2018
  5. ^ a b Russell, Tony; Smith, Chris (2006). The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings. London: Penguin. p. 280. ISBN 978-0-140-51384-4.