Montag, 29. Mai 2017

Lightnin´ Hopkins - Same (Smithsonian / Folkways 1959)


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 interest in Hopkins. Before it was recorded, the bluesman had disappeared from sight; after a great deal of searching, Sam Charters found Hopkins in a rented one-room apartment in Houston. 

Persuading Lightnin' with a bottle of gin, Charters convinced Hopkins to record ten songs in that room, using only one microphone. The resulting record was one of the greatest albums in Hopkins' catalog, a skeletal record that is absolutely naked in its loneliness and haunting in its despair. These unvarnished performances arguably capture the essence of Lightnin' Hopkins better than any of his other recordings, and it is certainly one of the landmarks of the late-'50s/early-'60s blues revival.                 

Tracklist:

01. Penitentiary Blues       
02. Bad Luck and Trouble       
03. Come Go Home With Me       
04. Trouble Stay 'Way from My Door    
05. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean      
06. Going Back to Florida      
07. Reminiscenses of Blind Lemon      
08. Fan It      
09. Tell Me, Baby      
10. She's Mine 

(320 kbps, cover art included)

2 Kommentare:

muddyw123 hat gesagt…

Great upload TX!!!

zero hat gesagt…

You are welcome!

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