Montag, 22. April 2019

Lightnin´ Hopkins - Nothin´ But The Blues (From The Vaults Of Everest Records Vol. 4)

An interesting collection of stray Lightnin' sides from 1959 and 1960. On some, he's playing alone and acoustic, on others he's playing electric with a small band, even turning in chaotic instrumentals like "Guitar Lightnin,'" "Shake Yourself," and "Talk of the Town."

Most of these are studio tracks, but there's some live stuff on here as well, most notably "Big Car Blues," the by-now-familiar version which shows up on a lot of other Hopkins anthologies. The most interesting track here is "Shaggy Dog," featuring a rhythm section that follow him every step of the way with a trombone player playing right along - and it all works! For a hodgepodge of leftovers, there's a lot of great Lightnin' on here.

1So Long Baby
2Santa Fe Blues
3Mojo Hand
4Little Wail
6Take Me Back
7Nothin' But The Blues
8Hurricane Betsy
9Guitar Lightnin'
10Woke Up This Morning
11Shake Yourself
12Big Car Blues
13Shaggy Dog
14I'll Be Gone
15Talk Of The Town

Lightnin Hopkins - Notin´ But The Blues
(192 kbps, small front cover included)

2 Kommentare:

Slackjack hat gesagt…

Wonderful blog. Thank you so much for all the great posts. Link is dead for this post, could it be reastored please

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks for your feedback. Now there´s a fresh link.

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