CD Texas Blues [Lightnin' Hopkins] [CD] [1 disc] (CD 682842),
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Texas Blues [Lightnin' Hopkins] [CD] [1 disc]

  • 1. Once Was a Gambler
    2. Meet You at the Chicken Shack
    3. Bald Headed Woman
    4. Tom Moore Blues
    5. Watch My Fingers
    6. Love Like a Hydrant
    7. Slavery Time
    8. I Would If I Could
    9. Bud Russell Blues
    10. Come On Baby
    11. Money Taker
    12. Mama's Fight
    13. My Woman
    14. Send My Child Home to Me
    15. Have You Ever Loved a Woman
    16. Black and Evil
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): CD-302

  • Credits
    ProducerChris Strachwitz; James Austin; Philippe Rault
    EngineerChris Strachwitz

    Personnel: Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins (vocals, guitar); Geno Landry, Geno Scaggs (bass); Victor Leonard, Spider Kilpatrick, Harold "Frenchy" Joseph, Francis Clay (drums).
    Recorded in Berkeley, California in 1961 & 1969 and Houston, Texas in 1962, 1965, 1967 and 1969.
    Personnel: Lightnin' Hopkins (vocals, guitar); Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Frankie Lee Sims, Mance Lipscomb, Stevie Ray Vaughan, T-Bone Walker, Zuzu Bollin, Blind Lemon Jefferson (vocals, guitar); Kim Wilson, Sam Myers (vocals, harmonica); Charles Brown (vocals, piano); Cornell Dupree, Freddie King, Charlie Eldridge "Chuck" Norris, Jimmie Vaughan, Joel Hopkins, Johnny Copeland, Albert Collins, Pee Wee Crayton, Pete "Guitar" Lewis, Anson Funderburgh (guitar); David "Fathead" Newman , Henry Hayes, Marshall Royal (alto saxophone); Willie Bridges (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Frank Wess, John Manning , Hubert Myers, Big Tiny, James Von Streeter, King Curtis, Maxwell Davis, Trevor Lawrence, Gary Coleman, Bill Harvey, Buddy Floyd (tenor saxophone); Fred Ford, Cosby, Leroy Cooper (baritone saxophone); Ernie Royal, Frank Mitchell, Curtis Mitchell, Donald Johnson, Bobby Simmons, John Buckner, Martin Banks (trumpet); George Washington , Pluma Davis (trombone); Devonia Williams, Charlie Morgan , David Lee Johnson , Paul Monday, Lionel Hampton, Lloyd Glenn, Matt McCabe, George Stubbs (piano); Ron Leavy (organ); Johnny Otis (vibraphone, drums); Chris Layton, Kenneth "Spider Webb" Rice , Victor Leonard, Hubert Washington, Francis Clay, Duke Barker, Leard Bell, Leonidas Raymond "Lee" Young, Herbert Henderson, Sylvester Morton, Mark Wilson, Mike Buck, Spider Kilpatrick, Oscar Lee Bradley, Candy Johnson (drums).
    Liner Note Author: Chris Strachwitz.
    Photographer: Chris Strachwitz.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: Johnny Morre; Lillian Glinn.
    Recorded between 1961 and 1969, Texas Blues gets to the essence of Lightnin' Hopkins' music, delivering a fine sampling of his guitar work as well as the superior sense of humor which sends cuts like "Bald Headed Woman" and "Meet You at the Chicken Shack" over the top. ~ Jason Ankeny

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