On The Essential Recordings of Lightnin' Hopkins , Purple Pyramid Records seems to have pulled together some of the roughest, poorly mastered tracks from this legendary bluesman's career. While surface noise and acetate clicks and pops are expected and even relished on old blues LPs, several of the recordings on this CD seem to have been recorded underwater and have bizarre stereo shifts from left to right.
The term "essential" is also a misnomer, since "Mojo Hand" is the only real Lightnin' Hopkins classic included. Oddly enough, "Big Mama Jump" and "Shotgun Blues" are the only songs referenced in the liner notes but do not appear on the album. While there are points of brilliance the Ray Charles -styled "Have You Ever Loved a Woman" and the forgotten Texas blues Christmas classic "Santa" , even hardcore country blues fans will be disappointed with this release.
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Location: Maryland, U. Chris Schoen , Jul 27, You must log in or sign up to reply here. Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version. Folkways FS Lightnin' and the Blues Shipping Info All orders are processed and shipped within 2 business days of receipt. M Mint I don't use this grade. M- Mint Minus A near perfect, probably unplayed record. Will satisfy all but the most demanding collector.
VG Very Good A used, reasonable copy.Jan 12, · aka The Roots of Lightin' Hopkins Folkways Records – FS A1 Penitentiary Blues (traditional) A2 Bad Luck And Trouble (Lightnin' Hopkins - Mack McCormick) A3 Come And Go With Me (Lightnin.