Lightnin' Hopkins

Sam Hopkins

Also known as "Lightnin'" Hopkins, Дж. Хоокинс, Hopkins, Hopkins, Lightnin, Hopkins, Sam, L Hopkins, L. Hopkins, Lightening Hopkins, Lightnin Hopkins, Lightnin' Sam Hopkins, Lightning, Lightning Hopkins, Mr. Lightnin', S Hopkins, S. (Lightnin') Hopkins, S. Hopkins, S. L. Hopkins, S.L. Hopkins, Sam "Lightin" Hopkins, Sam "Lightnin" Hopkins, Sam "Lightnin' Hopkins" Maghett, Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins, Sam "Lightning" Hopkins, Sam 'Lightnin' Hopkins, Sam 'Lightnin'' Hopkins, Sam Hopkins, Sam John "Lightnin'" Hopkins, Sam Lighnin' Hopkins, Sam Lightnin Hopkins, Sam Lightnin' Hopkins, Sam Lightning Hopkins

Discography of Lightnin' Hopkins:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Lightin' Blue 8 Audio 1980 Vogue
2 Kings Of The Blues: Lightnin' Hopkins 21 Audio 2004 Castle Pulse
3 Goin' Away 8 Audio 2008-07-07
4 Lightnin' And The Blues: The Herald Sessions 16 Audio 2001-04-17 Buddha Records
5 King Of Texas 1946 - 1952 36 Audio 2004 Frémeaux & Associés
6 Lightnin' Strikes 9 Audio Tradition
7 Lightnin' Blues 9 Audio UpFront Records (3)
8 Soul Blues 10 Audio Prestige
9 Fishing Clothes - The Jewel Recordings 1965-69 43 Audio 2001 Westside
10 Trip On Blues 9 Audio 2003 Get Back
11 Blues Masters: The Very Best Of Lightnin' Hopkins 16 Audio 2000 Rhino Records (2)
12 Lightnin' Hopkins 8 Audio 1971 Boulevard
13 Southern Meetin' 6 Audio 1963 Kimberly
14 Blues In My Bottle 11 Audio 1993 Ace
15 Lightnin' Strikes 10 Audio Vee Jay Records
16 Original Folk Blues 10 Audio United Superior Records
17 Early Recordings 16 Audio 1975 Arhoolie Records
18 Goin' Away 8 Audio 1963 Prestige Bluesville
19 Live At The Bird Lounge 6 Audio 1984 Astan
20 The Blues 9 Audio 1971 Joker (2)
21 Jazz & Blues Collection Vol. 19 18 Audio 1995 Editions Atlas
22 The Complete Aladdin Recordings 43 Audio EMI Records USA
23 Blues In My Bottle 11 Audio 1961 Prestige Bluesville
24 Greatest Hits! 10 Audio 1968 Prestige
25 Original Folk Blues 10 Audio 1967
26 The Chronological Lightnin' Hopkins: 1950-1951 25 Audio 2005 Classics Records
27 Texas Blues 10 Audio
28 Lightnin' Strikes 10 Audio Vee Jay Records
29 Free Form Pattern 10 Audio 1968 International Artists
30 Lightnin' Hopkins 8 Audio 1966
31 Lightnin' Hopkins 4 Audio Jazzville (2)
32 The Blues Legend 45 Audio Time Wind
33 The Herald Recordings Vol. 2 - 1954 14 Audio 1992 Collectables
34 Goin' Away 8 Audio 1990
35 Blues In My Bottle 11 Audio 1990
36 Straight Blues 12 Audio 1999
37 The Blues 12 Audio 1965 Mainstream Records
38 Lightnin' Strikes 10 Audio 2002 Get Back
39 The Best Of Lightnin' Hopkins 12 Audio 1973 Tradition
40 The Collection 10 Audio 1996 The Revue Collection
41 Picture On The Wall 16 Audio 2003 Our World Entertainment, Inc.
42 Texas Blues 16 Audio 1994 Arhoolie Records
43 Hear Me Talkin' 18 Audio 2004 Universe (3)
44 The Texas Bluesman 10 Audio 1968 Arhoolie Records
45 Found My Baby Crying / Uncle Stan, The Hip Hit Record Man 2 Audio 1972 Jewel Records (3)
46 Lightning Hopkins Sings The Blues 10 Audio Crown Records (2)
47 Dirty Blues 12 Audio 1973 Mainstream Records
48 Sings The Blues 10 Audio 1970 United Superior Records
49 Goin' Away 8 Audio JVC
50 Lightnin' Strikes 10 Audio Vee Jay Records


American country blues singer, songwriter and guitarist.

Born: 15 March 1912, Centerville, Leon County, Texas, USA.

Died: 30 January 1982, Houston, Texas, USA.

In 1920, Hopkins met the legendary [a=Blind Lemon Jefferson] at a social function and got a chance to play with him.

His cousin was [a=Texas Alexander]. While they were playing together in Houston in 1946, he was discovered by Lola Anne Cullum of Los Angeles' [l=Aladdin Records]. Hopkins first recorded with pianist Wilson Smith and the pair were dubbed 'Lightning' & 'Thunder' to add some dynamic to their marketing.

Strong recordings followed from Hopkins, such as his song "Mojo Hand" (1960). He later inspired many artists such as [a=Jimmie Vaughan], [a=Townes Van Zandt] and [a=Ron "Pigpen" McKernan].


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