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All the Classics: 1946-1951
     

All the Classics: 1946-1951

by Lightnin' Hopkins
 
This five-disc collection from London's JSP Records brings together 126 sides that Lightnin' Hopkins tracked for the Aladdin, Modern/RPM, and Gold Star labels at the very start of his recording career. Included are the Texas bluesman's first hit, "Katie May" from 1946, "T-Model Blues" from 1949, and arguably the most startling Hopkins composition, the powerful "Tim

Overview

This five-disc collection from London's JSP Records brings together 126 sides that Lightnin' Hopkins tracked for the Aladdin, Modern/RPM, and Gold Star labels at the very start of his recording career. Included are the Texas bluesman's first hit, "Katie May" from 1946, "T-Model Blues" from 1949, and arguably the most startling Hopkins composition, the powerful "Tim Moore's Farm," also from 1949. Most of the tracks are Hopkins solo, playing either acoustic or electric guitar, but he takes a turn at the organ for "Organ Boogie," a track that shows the same adventuresome liberties with tempo and time that mark all of his work, whatever the instrument. Since his approach and style to the blues never altered throughout his life, a case could be made that these first recordings are the ones to get, but at an astounding 126 tracks, this set is mind-numbing overkill for all but the most devoted fan. Rhino's two-disc Mojo Hand anthology is the place to start for novice listeners drawn to this Texas legend.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/04/2003
Label:
Jsp Records
UPC:
0788065770525
catalogNumber:
7705

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Katie Mae Blues
  2. Feel So Bad
  3. That Mean Old Twister
  4. Rocky Mountain Blues
  5. Short Haired Woman
  6. Big Mama Jump
  7. Down Baby
  8. Let Me Play With Your Poodle
  9. Fast Mail Rambler
  10. Thinkin' and Worryin'
  11. Short Haired Woman
  12. Big Mama Jump
  13. Can't Get That Woman Off My Mind
  14. Woman Woman
  15. Picture on the Wall
  16. Worried Life Blues
  17. Miss Me Blues
  18. Sugar Mama
  19. Nightmare Blues
  20. Someday Baby
  21. Come Back Baby
  22. Lightnin's Boogie
  23. Baby, You're Not Going to Make a Fool Out of Me
  24. Daddy Will Be Home One Day
  25. Moonrise Blues
  26. Howling Wolf Blues

Disc 2

  1. Morning Blues
  2. Have to Let You Go
  3. Baby Child
  4. Mistreater Blues
  5. My California
  6. Honey Honey Blues
  7. So Long
  8. See See Rider
  9. Changing Weather Blues
  10. I Just Don't Care
  11. Whiskey Headed Woman
  12. Abilene
  13. Shotgun
  14. Rollin' Blues
  15. Tell It Like It Is
  16. Miss Loretta
  17. Shining Moon
  18. Ida Mae
  19. Mercy
  20. What Can It Be
  21. Lonesome Home
  22. Appetite Blues
  23. Walking Blues
  24. Lightning Blues
  25. No Mail Blues

Disc 3

  1. Ain't It a Shame
  2. Tim Moore's Farm
  3. You Don't Know
  4. Treat Me Kind
  5. Somebody's Got to Go
  6. Baby Please Don't Go
  7. Death Bells
  8. Mad With You
  9. Airplane Blues
  10. Unsuccessful Blues
  11. Rollin' Woman Blues
  12. Jail House Blues
  13. T-Model Blues
  14. Traveler's Blues
  15. Lightnin's Boogie
  16. Unkind Blues
  17. Trying to Find a Friend
  18. Fast Life
  19. European Blues
  20. Automobile
  21. Zologo
  22. Organ Boogie
  23. Automobile Blues
  24. Old Woman Blues
  25. Untrue Blues

Disc 4

  1. Henny Penny Blues
  2. Loretta Blues
  3. Jackstropper Blues
  4. Grievance Blues
  5. Grosebeck Blues
  6. Whiskey Blues
  7. Racetrack Blues
  8. Good-Bye Blues
  9. Bluebird Blues
  10. Seems Funny Baby
  11. Coolin' Board Blues
  12. Goin' Back and Talk to Mama
  13. All I Got Is Gone
  14. Beggin' You to Stay (Someday Baby)
  15. Bad Luck and Trouble
  16. Black Cat Bone
  17. Disagreeable
  18. Dark and Cloudy
  19. Coffee Blues
  20. Praying Ground Blues
  21. Gotta Move
  22. Give Me Central 209 (Hello Central)
  23. Long Way from Texas
  24. Tell Me Boogie
  25. New Short Haired Woman

Disc 5

  1. New York Boogie
  2. You Caused My Heart to Weep
  3. I Wonder Why
  4. Papa Bones Boogie
  5. No Good Woman
  6. Lightnin's Gone Again
  7. Dirty House
  8. Bald Headed Woman
  9. Everything Happens to Me
  10. Freight Train Blues
  11. I've Been a Bad Man (Mad Blues)
  12. New Worried Life Blues
  13. One Kind of Favor
  14. Broken Hearted Blues
  15. Worried Blues
  16. Don't Think I'm Crazy
  17. Down to the River
  18. Contrary Mary
  19. I'm Begging You
  20. Why Did You Get Mad at Me
  21. Everybody's Down on Me
  22. Sad News from Korea
  23. Let Me Fly Your Kite
  24. Gone With the Wind
  25. She's Almost Dead

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lightnin' Hopkins   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Donald Cooks   Bass
Joel Hopkins   Guitar
Frankie Lee Sims   Guitar
Thunder Smith   Piano
L.C. Williams   Tap Dance

Technical Credits

Billy Bizor   Composer
Big Bill Broonzy   Composer
Sleepy John Estes   Composer
Lowell Fulson   Composer
Hammie Nixon   Composer
Bessie Smith   Composer
Big Joe Williams   Composer
Tampa Red   Composer
Sam Hopkins   Composer
Ma Rainey   Composer
Lightnin' Hopkins   Composer
Stan Lewis   Composer
Neil Slaven   Liner Notes
Hudson Whittaker   Composer
Clarence Williams   Composer
Sam Hawkins   Composer
Robert Ellen   Composer
Marty Rubenstein   Composer
Traditional   Composer
R.M. Jones   Composer
Hopkins   Composer

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