CD Hopkins Brothers: Lightnin', Joel, & John Henry (CD 687469),
back to browsing

Hopkins Brothers: Lightnin', Joel, & John Henry

  • 1. See About My Brother John Henry
    2. Hot Blooded Woman
    3. Black Hannah
    4. I Want to Go Fishing
    5. Doin' Little Heiffer
    6. Hey Baby Hey
    7. Saddle Up My Grey Mare
    8. Tell Me, Tell Me
    9. Little Girl
    10. I Got a Brother in Waxahachie
    11. Match Box Blues
    12. Home With Mama
    13. Come Down to My House
    14. Grosebeck Blues
    15. Dice Game, The - (told by Lightnin' Hopkins)
    16. I Walked from Dallas
    17. Two Brothers Playing (Going Back to Baden-Baden)
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CD-340

  • Credits
    ProducerChris Strachwitz
    EngineerChris Strachwitz

    Personnel: Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins (vocals, guitar), Joel Hopkins (vocals, guitar), John Henry Hopkins (vocals, guitar).
    Recorded in Waxahachie, Texas on February 16, 1964 and in Houston, Texas on March 17, 1965.
    Includes liner notes by Chris Strachwitz.
    This session was an improvised country blues get-together between "Lightnin'" Hopkins and his brothers Joel and John Henry, featuring a number of solo and duo performances.
    Personnel: Lightnin' Hopkins (vocals, guitar); Joel Hopkins (vocals, guitar).
    Recording information: Waxahachie, TX (1964).
    Photographers: Chris Strachwitz; Wayne Pope.
    A once-in-a-lifetime meeting of the three Hopkins brothers in Waxahatchie, TX in 1964 produced this marvelous brace of field recordings. The oldest brother was considered the best songster in the family, and certainly his performances here are throwbacks to a more archaic style, although he's an amazingly energetic performer. Middle brother Joel is the crudest of the three, surprising since he's the one of the three who spent the most time around mentor Blind Lemon Jefferson. These are loose, conversational recordings made with a single microphone. They capture three brothers enjoying each other's company immensely. ~ Cub Koda

0 Stars 0 average rating
In Stock -- Item Ships for FREE
Our price $16.69
Add to wishlist

What viewers like you said...

Have you listened to this album? Be the first to write a review

Also suggested for you...

  • buy now for


  • buy now for


  • buy now for


  • buy now for