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Lightnin' Hopkins

Lightnin' Hopkins
Born: Mar 15, 1912 in Centerville, TX
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Died: Jan 30, 1982 in Houston, TX
Genre: Blues
Biography: Sam Hopkins was a Texas country bluesman of the highest caliber whose career began in the 1920s and stretched all the way into the 1980s. Along the way, Hopkins watched the genre change remarkably, but he never appreciably altered his mournful Lone Star sound, which translated onto both acoustic and ...Read full biography
Lightnin' Hopkins [Jazz Man]
Released: 1959
Label: Smithsonian - Folkways
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Originally released as The Roots of Lightnin' Hopkins, Smithsonian/Folkways' Lightnin' Hopkins was recorded in 1959. Upon its initial release, it was a pivotal part of the blues revival and helped re-spark ...Read full review
Low Down Dirty Blues
Released: 1975
Label: Mainstream
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