Lightnin' Strikes (Verve Folkways album)

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Lightnin' Strikes
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Studio album by
Released1966
RecordedOctober 4 & 5, 1965
StudioLos Angeles, CA
GenreBlues
Length38:42
LabelVerve Folkways
FVS 9022
ProducerDavid Hubert
Lightnin' Hopkins chronology
Live at Newport
(2002)
Lightnin' Strikes
(1966)
Something Blue
(1967)

Lightnin' Strikes (reissued as Nothin' But the Blues) is an album by blues musician Lightnin' Hopkins recorded in Los Angeles in 1965 and released on the Vee-Jay label.[1][2][3]

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Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[4]

AllMusic reviewer Cub Coda stated: "he's playing electric with a small band, even turning in chaotic instrumentals like "Guitar Lightnin,'" "Shake Yourself," ... and it all works! ... there's a lot of great Lightnin' on here".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins

  1. "Mojo Hand" – 3:13
  2. "Little Wail" – 2:50
  3. "Cotton" – 5:57
  4. "Take Me Back" – 2:55
  5. "Nothin' But the Blues" – 5:15
  6. "Hurricane Betsy" – 5:45
  7. "Guitar Lightnin'" – 4:12
  8. "Woke Up This Morning" – 4:20
  9. "Shake Yourself" – 4:15

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