Prestige Profiles, Vol. 8
contains previously released tracks taken from Texas bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins' short stint with the label. These 16 cuts feature both solo and small-combo sessions recorded between 1960 and 1964, and include tasteful versions of such Lightnin' favorites as "Mojo Hand," "Katie Mae," "I'm a Crawling Black Snake," and "Good Morning Little Schoolgirl." Much like the discography of fellow bluesman John Lee Hooker
, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the plethora of Hopkins material available, which is why both Prestige Profiles, Vol. 8
and Rhino's excellent Blues Masters: The Very Best of Lightnin' Hopkins
are highly recommended collections by the legendary bluesman. For a limited time, the first ten volumes in the Prestige Profiles
series include a free bonus compilation CD of Prestige artists.