Lightnin' Hopkins ‎– "Live" At The Bird Lounge

Guest Star ‎– GS-1459, Guest Star ‎– GS 1459, Guest Star ‎– 1459
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A1 I Heard My Children Crying
A2 Leave Jike Mary Alone
A3 You Treat Po' Lightnin' Wrong
B1 I'm Gonna Meet My Baby Somewhere
B2 Don't Treat That Man, Way You Treat Me
B3 There's Good Rockin' Tonight

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Original Guest Star Pressing. Live at Bird Lounge, 2305 S. Shepard, Houston TX.

Front cover: GS-1459
Rear Cover: 1459
Labels: GS 1459

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): GS-1459-A LW
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): GS-1459-B LW

Other Versions (5 of 13) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GS 1459 Lightnin' Hopkins Live At The Bird Lounge(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, 180) Guest Star GS 1459 US 2014 Sell This Version
40053 Lightnin' Hopkins Live At The Bird Lounge(Cass, Album, RE) Astan 40053 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
A-603 Lightnin Hopkins* The Blues – Live!(LP) ALA A-603 US Unknown Sell This Version
25-S-5616 Lightnin' Hopkins "Live" At The Bird Lounge(LP, Album) Ember Records 25-S-5616 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
BDL 1010 Lightnin' Hopkins "Live" From The Bird Lounge(LP, Album) Bulldog Records BDL 1010 UK Unknown Sell This Version



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May 25, 2017
"Back in Houston, visiting the folks while on break from college, Townes went down to the Bird Lounge to witness his hero, Lightnin' Hopkins, live, in the flesh. Van Zandt sat mesmerized as he watched Hopkins's long, black, snakelike fingers chase each other up and down the neck of his old Gibson guitar while he sang about the real people and events that directly shaped his life. There were plenty of cruel boss men, corrupt cops, and no-good lyin' women, always giving "Po' Lightnin'" more than his fair share of trouble. But in the retelling of the daily injustices he witnessed and experienced as a black man in his hometown of Houston, Hopkins would unintentionally become something of a spokesman for the civil rights movement." - John Kruth - To Live's to Fly: The Ballad of the Late, Great Townes Van Zandt