Lightnin' Hopkins ‎– Original Folk Blues

United (9) ‎– US-7744, United (9) ‎– US 7744
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Originally released as Lightning Hopkins* - Sings The Blues on Crown Records (2) in 1961 with different track spellings and track order as well as different sleeve artwork, then as Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' Hopkins on Crown Records (2) in 1963.

This Version has purple/white United (9) labels.
Lightning Hopkins* - Original Folk Blues has yellow/orange United (9) spirograph labels.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A): KLP-5023-1 KST-523-1 US-7744-1-
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B): KLP-5023-2 KST-523-2 US-7744-2

Other Versions (5 of 23) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CLP-5224 Lightning Hopkins* Sings The Blues(LP, Mono) Crown Records (2) CLP-5224 US 1961 Sell This Version
CS a051 Lightning Hopkins* Sings The Blues(LP) Custom Records (2) CS a051 US Unknown Sell This Version
KLP 5023, 523/5023 Lightning Hopkins* Original Folk Blues(LP, Mono, RE) Kent, Kent KLP 5023, 523/5023 US 1967 Sell This Version
US-8-7713 Lightning Hopkins* Sings The Blues(8-Trk, Album) United (9) US-8-7713 US Unknown Sell This Version
UM 713 Lightning Hopkins* Sings The Blues(LP, Mono, RE) United Records (11), United/Superior UM 713 US Unknown Sell This Version



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May 31, 2015
The record covers show two different marketing ideas, use the title of a song “Lonesome Dog Blues” as the cover theme, of just call it Sings the Blues and put a beautiful woman on the cover. These are sides that Modern Records purchased from Gold Star. Modern originally released them on 78s their RPM label. United Superior was a cheapie label owned by Modern. They would often sell LPs for 99 cents or $1.99. Kent and Crown labels were also imprints of Modern Records. All good stuff on here, especially “Jake Head” or “Jake Head Boogie” as it’s called on Sings the Blues.