Lightnin' in New York
|Lightnin' in New York|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||November 15, 1960|
|Studio||Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC|
|Lightnin' Hopkins chronology|
|The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings|||
AllMusic reviewer Scott Yanow stated: "This solo CD features the classic bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins on eight unaccompanied solos, not only singing and playing guitar but taking some rare solos on piano (including on "Lightnin's Piano Boogie"). Hopkins recorded a lot of albums in the 1960s and all are quite listenable even if most are not essential; he did tend to ramble at times! This Candid release is one of his better sets of the period". The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings said "Thanks to the engineer Bob d'Orleans, Lightnin' in New York sounds wonderful, and Lightnin' seems to feel specially at ease, essaying experiments that he seldom or never repeated".
All compositions by Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins
- "Take It Easy" – 6:21
- "Mighty Crazy" – 7:04
- "Your Own Fault, Baby, to Treat Me the Way You Do" – 4:44
- "I've Had My Fun If I Don't Get Well No More" – 3:55
- "The Trouble Blues" – 4:42
- "Lightnin's Piano Boogie" – 2:29
- "Wonder Why" – 6:12
- "Mister Charlie" – 7:26
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- Russell, Tony; Smith, Chris (2006). The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings. London: Penguin. p. 279. ISBN 978-0-140-51384-4.