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Lightnin' Hopkins


Sam Hopkins was born on March 15, 1912 in Centerville, Texas. In 1920, at the age of eight, Hopkins met and played with the legendary Blind Lemon Jefferson, even becoming Jefferson's guide for a short time. Hopkins' cousin, the great bluesman, Texas Alexander, was another influence. Their musical partnership was broken up by Hopkins' time in Houston's County Prison Farm during the 1930s. When Hopkins made his way to Houston's Third Ward in 1946 he was introduced to Lola Anne Cullum, a talent scout who had pieced together deals with companies such as Aladdin Records out of Los Angeles.

Albums Lightnin' Hopkins

34 played on Radionomy

  • Blues Kingpins

  • Mojo Hand

  • The Complete Prestige/Bluesville Recordings

  • Lightnin' Hopkins

  • Double Blues

  • Blues In My Bottle

  • Soul Blues

  • Goin' Away

  • Hootin' The Blues

  • The Very Best Of

  • The Texas Bluesman

  • Cadillac Blues

  • Last Night Blues

  • Smokes Like Lightnin'

  • Lightnin'

  • The Best Of Lightnin' Hopkins

  • How Many More Years I Got

  • Lightnin' Strikes

  • The Blues Anthology

  • The Essential Recordings

  • In The Key Of Lightnin'

  • Lightnin'!

  • Po' Lightnin'

  • Coffee House Blues

  • Morning Blues

  • The Very Best of Lightnin' Hopkins

  • Country Blues

  • Autobiography in Blues

  • Blue Lightnin'

  • Texas Blues

  • Mojo Hand (disc 2)

  • The Complete Aladdin Recordings (disc 2)

  • The Complete Aladdin Recordings (disc 1)

  • Flash Lightnin'