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Lightin Hopkins Playlist

1 Gamblers Blues
2 Rock Me Baby
3 Big Black Cadillac Blues
4 Coffee Blues
5 Shake The Thing

Sam Hopkins

He was helping Blind Lemon Jefferson around when he was just 8 years old... played with his cousin, Texas Alexander, in his teens... recorded more Blues of any man alive, except for maybe John Lee Hooker... and had a Blues career that spanned 60 years.

Lightnin's voice and guitar helped define Texas Blues.

Trouble In Mind, Katie Mae, Can't Do You Like I Used To Do, See See Rider, and Lightnin's Boogie might not exactly ring a bell to the average listener, but to Blues fans, these songs have become revered "lowdown" standards.

He first became nationwide after WW II but fizzled in the '50's with the advent of Rock and Roll. He came back during the '60's Folk Movement with his ultra-real Country Blues sound.

He recorded for at least 22 record labels. An insistent "one-take-wonder" in the studio, he could crank out recordings at a blistering pace.