Lightnin' Hopkins Strums the Blues

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Lightnin' Hopkins Strums the Blues
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Studio album by
Released1958
RecordedNovember 9, 1946, August 15, 1947 and February 25, 1948
StudioRadio Recorders, Los Angeles, CA and Commercial Studios, Houston, TX
GenreBlues
LabelScore
SLP 4022
Lightnin' Hopkins chronology
Early Recordings Vol. 2
(1971)
Lightnin' Hopkins Strums the Blues
(1958)
Lightning Hopkins Sings the Blues
(1961)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Lightnin' Hopkins Strums the Blues is an album by blues musician Lightnin' Hopkins featuring tracks recorded between 1946 and 1948 which were originally released as 10 inch 78rpm records on the Aladdin label.[2][3][4] The album was one of the first 12 inch LP collections of Lightnin' Hopkins material to be released. In 1991 a double CD collection of The Complete Aladdin Recordings was released containing all of the recordings Hopkins made for the label.

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "Katie May" – 3:00
  2. "My California" – 2:30
  3. "Honey-Babe" (Max Steiner, Paul Francis Webster) – 2:30
  4. "Short Haired Woman" – 2:25
  5. "Little Mama Blues" aka "Big Mama Jump" – 2:40
  6. "Shotgun" aka "Shotgun Blues" – 2:36
  7. "Rollin' and Rollin'" aka "Rollin' Blues" – 2:40
  8. "See See Rider" (Ma Rainey) – 2:35
  9. "So Long" – 2:40
  10. "Mistreated" aka "Mistreated Blues" – 2:35
  • Recorded at Radio Recorders in Los Angeles on November 9, 1946 (track 1) and August 15, 1947 (tracks 4 & 5) and at Commercial Studios in Houston on February 25, 1948 (tracks 2, 3 & 6-10)

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Coda, Cub. Lightnin' Hopkins: Country Blues – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved November 22, 2018.
  2. ^ Both Sides Now: Score Album Discography accessed November 21, 2018
  3. ^ Wirz' American Music: Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins discography accessed November 21, 2018
  4. ^ O'Brien, T. J. Lightnin' Album of the Week: Week 1- August 28, 2010 accessed November 21, 2018