Last Night Blues

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Last Night Blues
Last Night Blues.jpg
Studio album by
Released1961
RecordedOctober 26, 1960
StudioVan Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
GenreBlues
Length36:24
LabelBluesville
BVLP 1029
ProducerThe Sound of America
Lightnin' Hopkins chronology
Down South Summit Meetin'
(1960)
Last Night Blues
(1961)
Lightnin'
(1961)
Sonny Terry chronology
Sonny's Story
(1961)
Last Night Blues
(1961)
Sonny Is King
(1963)

Last Night Blues is an album by blues musician Lightnin' Hopkins with Sonny Terry recorded in 1960 and released on the Bluesville label the following year.[1][2][3]

Reception[edit]

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

AllMusic stated: "Lightnin' Hopkins may be Texas's most distinctive and influential blues export. His easy, fluid fingerpicking and witty, extemporaneous storytelling are always a delight, and his performances on Last Night Blues are no exception. The album is spare and acoustic, with Hopkins's voice and guitar accompanied by minimal percussion and Sonny Terry's harmonica ... this dynamite disc represents what the blues should be: stripped-down, soulful, and full of truth".[4] The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings awarded the album 3 stars noting "Sonny Terry's contributions to Last Night Blues is entirely and discreetly responsive".[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins except where noted

  1. "Rocky Mountain" – 4:57
  2. "Got to Move Your Baby" – 4:01
  3. "So Sorry to Leave You" – 4:21
  4. "Take a Trip With Me" – 5:04
  5. "Last Night Blues" – 5:16
  6. "Lightnin's Stroke" – 4:55
  7. "Hard to Love a Woman" – 4:00
  8. "Conversation Blues" (Lightnin' Hopkins, Sonny Terry) – 3:50

Personnel[edit]

Performance[edit]

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  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 Music, All. Lightnin' Hopkins: Last Night Blues – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved November 6, 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.