The Acoustic Years 1959-1960

The Acoustic Years 1959-1960

by Lightnin' HopkinsLightnin' Hopkins


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Although he had cut sides with the Aladdin, Modern, RPM, Gold Star, Jax, Mercury, and Decca labels in the 1940s and early '50s, Lightnin' Hopkins was back in his home base of Houston, Texas by 1959, all but forgotten. There he was rediscovered by folklorist Mack McCormick, who shifted Hopkins' image to that of an acoustic folk-blues performer, essentially igniting the flame for the rest of Hopkins' career. This four-disc set collects the acoustic sides the bluesman cut in his new incarnation (really just the same old Lightnin' with a slightly different marketing plan) in 1959 and 1960.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/16/2013
Label: Jsp Records
UPC: 0788065717223
catalogNumber: 77172
Rank: 67858


Disc 1

  1. Penitentiary Blues
  2. Bad Luck and Trouble
  3. Come Go Home With Me
  4. Trouble Stay 'Way From My Door
  5. See That My Grave is Kept Clean
  6. Goin' Back To Florida
  7. Reminiscences of Blind Lemon
  8. Fan It
  9. Tell Me, Baby
  10. She's Mine
  11. Til the Gin Gets Here
  12. So Long Baby
  13. Bunion Stew
  14. You Got To Work To Get Your Pay
  15. Go Down Ol' Hannah
  16. Santa Fe Blues
  17. Hear My Black Dog Bark
  18. Long Time
  19. Rainy Day Blues
  20. Worryin' My Mind
  21. Baby!
  22. Long Gone Like a Turkey Through the Corn
  23. See See Rider
  24. Prison Blues Come Down On Me

Disc 2

  1. That Mean Old Twister (Backwater Blues)
  2. Gonna Pull a Party
  3. Bluebird Bluebird
  4. Get Off My Toe
  5. Short Haired Woman
  6. Mama and Papa Hopkins
  7. When the Saints Go Marching In
  8. In the Evening When the Sun Goes Down
  9. The Foot Race is On
  10. Bottle Up and Go
  11. That Gambling Life
  12. 75 Highway
  13. Trouble In Mind
  14. First Meeting
  15. How Long Have It Been Since You Been Home
  16. Big Black Cadillac Blues
  17. Coffee House Blues
  18. Stool Pigeon Blues
  19. Ball of Twine

Disc 3

  1. Rocky Mountain
  2. Got To Move Your Baby
  3. So Sorry To Leave You
  4. Take a Trip With Me
  5. Last Night Blues
  6. Lightnin's Stroke
  7. Hard To Love a Woman
  8. Conversation Blues
  9. Automoblie Blues
  10. You Better Watch Yourself
  11. Mean Old Frisco
  12. Shinin' Moon
  13. Come Back Baby
  14. Thinkin' 'Bout an Old Friend
  15. The Walkin' Blues
  16. Back To New Orleans
  17. Katie Mae

Disc 4

  1. Down There Baby
  2. Rainy Highway
  3. When My First Wife Quit Me
  4. Walk On
  5. Lightnin's Guitar Boogie
  6. I've Had My Fun If I Don't Get Well No More
  7. Mister Charlie
  8. Mighty Crazy
  9. Wonder Why
  10. Black Cat
  11. The Trouble Blues
  12. Your Own Fault, Baby, To Treat Me the Way You Do
  13. Lightnin's Piano Boogie
  14. Take It Easy
  15. Come Go Home With Me

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