Texas bluesman Samuel “Lightnin’” Hopkins’ musical
career was reignited by this 1959 release. With the
aid of a little gin and a borrowed acoustic guitar,
musicologist Sam Charters recorded Hopkins in his
tiny apartment in Houston, Texas. The result is nine
tracks of pure country blues and Hopkins’ reminiscences
of his time performing with Blind Lemon Jefferson.
This vinyl reissue is part of Folkways Records’ 70th anniversary
celebration series, revisiting some of the most iconic and
in_uential albums released on the record label, starting with
Lightnin’ Hopkins (FS-LP-03822), Woody Guthrie (FW-LP-02485),
and Jospeh Spence (FW-LP-03844).
Remastered from original LP Master Tapes in 1959
in Classic Folkways style tip-on jackets featuring
original liner notes.