Lightnin' Hopkins ‎– Legacy Of The Blues Vol.12

GNP Crescendo ‎– GNPS-10022, GNP Crescendo ‎– GNPS 1000022
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A1 Please Help Poor Me 3:54
A2 Way Out In Abilene 4:04
A3 Don't You Call That Boogie 3:33
A4 Swing In The Backyard 3:44
A5 The Hearse Is Backed Up To The Door 5:22
B1 That Meat's A Little Too High 5:21
B2 Let Them Little Things Be True 4:59
B3 I Been Burning Bad Gasoline 4:13
B4 Don't You Mess With My Woman 3:24
B5 Water Fallin' Boogie 3:04

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Recorded at Doggett Sound Studios, Houston, Texas

With special thanks to Rolf Aim.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): B - 13552 GNPS - 10022 - A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): B - 13553 GNPS - 10022 B
  • Rights Society: BMI

Other Versions (5 of 6) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SNTF 672 Lightnin' Hopkins The Legacy Of The Blues Vol. 12(LP, Album) Sonet SNTF 672 UK 1974 Sell This Version
0602498692585, 986 925-8 Lightnin' Hopkins The Sonet Blues Story(CD, Album) Sonet, Sonet 0602498692585, 986 925-8 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
SNTF 672, 2222620 Lightnin' Hopkins The Legacy Of The Blues Vol. 12(LP, Album, RE) Sonet, PGP RTB SNTF 672, 2222620 Yugoslavia 1985 Sell This Version
GNP-5-0022 Lightnin' Hopkins The Legacy Of The Blues Vol. 12(Cass, Album) GNP Crescendo GNP-5-0022 USA & Canada 1974 Sell This Version
SNTCD 672 Lightnin' Hopkins The Legacy Of The Blues Vol. 12(CD, Album, RE) Sonet SNTCD 672 UK 1988 Sell This Version


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November 21, 2011

This Lightnin' release is really only for completists. Sounds as if a bit of "imbibing" may have preceded these sessions. The recording quality is dynamic and quite good. The whole band as a unit is out of control and time. However on close listening Hopkins is occasionally pulling off some amazing riffs during a few tunes. Those few riffs are why I've rated this 3 when it's really about a 1-1/2.


November 21, 2011

This was the last release in a 12 Volume Series. The release volumes are:

1. Bukka White
2. Snooks Eaglin
3. Champion Jack Dupree
4. Mighty Joe Young
5. Juke Boy Bonner
6. Big Joe Williams
7. Memphis Slim
8. J. D. Short
9. Robert Pete Williams
10. Eddie Boyd
11. Sunnyland Slim
12. Lightnin' Hopkins

These were also licensed to "Sonet Records" of Sweden in the 70's, and have since been re-issued in the (EU) on CD by "Universal Music AB".