Mojo Hand

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Mojo Hand
Mojo Hand.jpg
Studio album by
Released1962
RecordedNovember, 1960
StudioNew York City
GenreBlues
Length32:49
LabelFire
FLP 104
ProducerBobby Robinson
Lightnin' Hopkins chronology
Lightnin' in New York
(1961)
Mojo Hand
(1962)
Blues in My Bottle
(1961)

Mojo Hand is an album by blues musician Lightnin' Hopkins recorded in 1960 and released on the Fire label in 1962.[1][2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[3]
The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings3/4 stars[4]

AllMusic reviewer Tim Sheridan stated: "This album, recorded for Fire Records, is especially interesting because it casts Hopkins in a more R&B-flavored environment. This obvious effort to get a hit makes for some excellent blues; moody and powerful performances play throughout. There's even a charming novelty Christmas blues".[3] The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings said "Lightnin' is focussed and businesslike and delivers a strong and varied sequence of songs; the bassist and drummer unobtrusive but very much there".[4]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions credited to Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins, M. Robinson and C. Lewis

  1. "Mojo Hand" – 2:55
  2. "Coffee for Mama" – 3:25
  3. "Awful Dream" – 4:50
  4. "Black Mare Trot" – 3:55
  5. "Have You Ever Loved a Woman" – 2:38
  6. "Glory Bee" – 4:25
  7. "Sometimes She Will" – 2:30
  8. "Shine On, Moon!" – 4:17
  9. "Santa" – 3:44

Personnel[edit]

Performance[edit]

  • Lightnin' Hopkins – guitar, vocals, piano
  • Unknown musician – bass
  • Delmar Donnell – drums

Production[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Both Sides Now: Bobby Robinson's Labels - Album Discographies accessed November 8, 2018
  2. ^ O'Brien, T. J. Lightnin' Album of the Week: Week 11 – November 13, 2010 accessed November 8, 2018
  3. ^ a b Sheridan, Tim. Lightnin' Hopkins: Mojo Hand – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  4. ^ a b Russell, Tony; Smith, Chris (2006). The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings. London: Penguin. p. 279. ISBN 978-0-140-51384-4.