The Complete Prestige / Bluesville Recordings

Lightnin' Hopkins

The Complete Prestige Bluesville Recordings
  • CAT # 7PRCD-4406-25

    DISC ONE  
    1. Rocky Mountain 4:55
    2. Got To Move Your Baby 2:30
    3. So Sorry To Leave You 4:10
    4. Take A Trip With Me 4:58
    5. Last Night Blues 2:50
    6. Lightnin's Stroke 4:47
    7. Hard To Love A Woman 4:04
    8. Conversation Blues 4:00
    9. Automobile Blues 4:33
    10. You Better Watch Yourself 4:50
    11. Mean Old Frisco Blues 3:58
    12. Shinin' Moon 4:00
    13. Come Back, Baby 3:20
    14. Thinkin' 'Bout An Old Friend 4:57
    15. The Walkin' Blues 3:15
    16. Back To New Orleans 3:24
    17. Katie Mae 4:02
    18. Down There Baby 4:00
    DISC TWO  
    1. Black Gal 4:05
    2. Baby, Don't You Tear My Clothes 3:42
    3. Good Morning Little School Girl 3:08
    4. Coffee Blues 3:37
    5. Buddy Brown's Blues (98 Degree Blues) 4:03
    6. Wine Spodee-O-Dee 3:00
    7. Sail On, Little Girl, Sail On 2:44
    8. DC-7 4:28
    9. Death Bells 3:51
    10. Goin' To Dallas To See My Pony Run 3:47
    11. Jailhouse Blues 3:42
    12. Blues In The Bottle 3:11
    13. Beans, Beans, Beans 2:23
    14. Catfish Blues 4:14
    15. My Grandpa Is Old Too! 3:00
    16. T Model Blues 2:46
    17. Jackstropper Blues 3:22
    18. You Cook All Right 4:15
    19. You Never Miss Your Water 2:36
    20. Let's Do The Suzie Q 3:39
    21. Smokes Like Lightning 5:11
    DISC THREE  
    1. How Many More Years I Got To Let You Dog Me Around 2:58
    2. Black Cadillac 3:40
    3. Walkin' This Road By Myself 4:48
    4. The Devil Jumped The Black Man 4:09
    5. My Baby Don't Stand No Cheating 2:05
    6. You Is One Black Rat 2:29
    7. The Fox Chase 3:18
    8. Mojo Hand 3:02
    9. Mama Blues 5:16
    10. My Black Name 3:59
    11. Ida Mae 4:35
    12. Prison Farm Blues 4:35
    13. Worried Life Blues 2:53
    14. Happy Blues For John Glenn 5:18
    15. Sinner's Prayer 3:45
    16. Angel Child 3:30
    17. I Got A Leak In This Old Building 5:19
    18. Pneumonia Blues 3:30
    19. Have You Ever Been Mistreated 4:04
    DISC FOUR  
    1. Blues Is A Feeling 7:45
    2. Me And Ray Charles 3:25
    3. In The Evening 2:44
    4. Ain't It Crazy 2:25
    5. Last Night I Lost The Best Friend I Ever Had 4:30
    6. Everything 2:55
    7. I Work Down On The Chain Gang 5:00
    8. Meet Me In The Bottom 2:25
    9. Business You're Doin' 3:00
    10. Wake Up Old Lady 2:20
    11. Stranger Here 5:45
    12. Don't Embarrass Me, Baby 3:17
    13. Little Sister's Boogie 3:27
    14. Goin' Away 5:40
    15. You Better Stop Her 4:37
    16. I Woke Up This Morning 3:56
    17. Let's Go Sit On The Lawn 4:10
    18. I Woke Up This Morning 5:50
    DISC FIVE  
    1. Baby, Please Don't Go 4:49
    2. My Black Cadillac 3:39
    3. It's Crazy 2:32
    4. Mojo Hand 3:40
    5. My Babe 5:38
    6. Short Haired Woman 3:52
    7. Mean Old Frisco 3:58
    8. Trouble In Mind 3:13
    9. The Twister 3:04
    10. Green Onion 1:31
    11. Sun Goin' Down 3:20
    12. Come Go Home With Me 2:28
    13. I'm A Stranger 3:07
    14. I Got Tired 4:30
    15. I Like To Boogie 3:52
    16. I Asked The Bossman 6:40
    17. I'm Taking A Devil Of A Chance 3:50
    18. Just A Wristwatch On My Arm 3:30
    DISC SIX  
    1. I Was Standing On 75 Highway 5:10
    2. Get It Straight 1:27
    3. I'm Going To Build Me A Heaven Of My Own 5:40
    4. My Babe 5:38
    5. Too Many Drivers 3:30
    6. I'm A Crawling Black Snake 4:50
    7. Rocky Mountain Blues 3:50
    8. I Mean Goodbye 3:00
    9. The Howling Wolf 3:50
    10. Black Ghost Blues 3:30
    11. Darling, Do You Remember Me? 3:40
    12. Lonesome Graveyard 5:30
    13. I Don't Want To Do Nothing To You 2:32
    14. You Is One Black Rat 2:29
    15. Got Nowhere To Lay My Head 6:27
    16. Just Boogyin' 2:22
    17. Take Me Back 2:09
    18. I Was Down On Dowling Street 5:10
    DISC SEVEN  
    1. I Growed Up With The Blues
    2. My Family
    3. I Learn About The Blues
    4. I First Come Into Houston
    5. I Meet Texas Alexander
    6. They Was Hard Times
    7. I Do My First Record And Get My Name
    8. My Thoughts On The Blues
Lightnin’ Hopkins was a giant of post-war blues whose innovative style was rooted in pre-war Texas traditions. A substantial portion of his body of work is available in this boxed set: 112 songs representing his complete output for the Prestige and Bluesville labels in the period between 1960 and 1964, including 13 tracks from a previously unreleased 1963 Swarthmore College concert. On about half of the material, Lightnin’ is backed by musicians such as Herbie Lovelle, Leonard Gaskin, Sonny Terry, and Belton Evans.

Also contained in the set are the interview segments of a rare Bluesville album (made in ’64) in which Lightnin’ talks freely about his childhood, his first exposure to the blues, and the like.

An illustrated 32-page booklet contains an insightful essay by Samuel Charters and complete discographical details.

Produced by Bill Belmont

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