Montag, 18. Juni 2018

Lightnin´ Hopkins - Goin´ Away (1963)

Sam “Lightnin’” Hopkins was a true poet who invented most of his lyrics on the spot and never seemed to run out of new ideas. He was a blues giant of post-war blues whose style was rooted in pre-war Texas traditions. While he cranked up his amp to fierce proportions when performing for his friends at Houston juke joints, producers who recorded him for the so-called folk-blues market usually insisted that he use an acoustic guitar for more “authentic” results.

Either way, Lightnin’ seldom made a bad record, and this June 4, 1963, session on which he played acoustic was among his finest, thanks much to the sensitive support of bassist Leonard Gaskin and drummer Herbie Lovelle, who did a remarkable job of following his irregular bar patterns and abrupt song endings.  They managed to follow his ramshackle, instinctual sense of rhythm quite dexterously, giving Hopkins' skeletal guitar playing some muscle. Still, the spotlight remains Hopkins, who is in fine form here. There are no real classics here, but everything is solid, particularly "Stranger Here" and "You Better Stop Her," making it worth investigation by serious fans of Hopkins' classic material.   

Tracklist:

A1 Wake Up Old Lady 4:24
A2 Don't Embarrass Me, Baby 3:20
A3 Stranger Here 5:49
A4 Little Sister's Boogie 3:30
B1 Goin' Away 5:45
B2 You Better Stop Her 4:39
B3 Business You're Doin' 3:18
B4 I'm Wit' It 3:58

Lightnin´ Hopkins - Goin´ Away (1963)
(320 kbps, cover art included)

4 Kommentare:

muddyw123 hat gesagt…

Never ever enough Lightnin' Hopkins. Thank you.

muddyw123 hat gesagt…

Nice scans too!!!

zero hat gesagt…

Same to me: can´t get enough Lightnin´... Best wishes!

Godfather of Comrade Wu Ming hat gesagt…

I've found a lot of good stuff here, today I want to give something back

Lightnin' Hopkins ‎– The Complete Prestige / Bluesville Recordings

unfortunately have only four of the seven, so sorry

2 & 3
https://www23.zippyshare.com/v/ypVu7Oi9/file.html
4 & 5
https://www23.zippyshare.com/v/SQdNK8Fu/file.html

Best wishes! Never do what you are told.

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