Lightnin' Hopkins

Real Name:
Sam Hopkins
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American country blues singer, songwriter and guitarist.

Born: 15 March 1912, Centerville, Leon County, Texas, USA.
Died: 30 January 1982, Houston, Texas, USA.

In 1920, Hopkins met the legendary Blind Lemon Jefferson at a social function and got a chance to play with him.

His cousin was Texas Alexander. While they were playing together in Houston in 1946, he was discovered by Lola Anne Cullum of Los Angeles' Aladdin Records. Hopkins first recorded with pianist Wilson Smith and the pair were dubbed 'Lightning' & 'Thunder' to add some dynamic to their marketing.

Strong recordings followed from Hopkins, such as his song "Mojo Hand" (1960). He later inspired many artists such as Jimmie Vaughan, Townes Van Zandt and Ron "Pigpen" McKernan.
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Lightnin' Hopkins Discography Tracks

Albums

Lightnin' Hopkins - The Rooster Crowed In England album art Lightnin' Hopkins The Rooster Crowed In England (Album) 77 Records, 77 Records UK 1959 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - Country Blues album art Lightnin' Hopkins Country Blues (Album) Tradition Records (3) US 1959 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' Hopkins album art Lightnin' Hopkins Lightnin' Hopkins (Album) Folkways Records US 1959 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - Autobiography In Blues album art Lightnin' Hopkins Autobiography In Blues (Album) Tradition Records (3), Tradition Records (3) US 1960 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - Down South Summit Meetin' album art Brownie McGhee - Lightnin' Hopkins - Big Joe Williams - Sonny Terry Brownie McGhee - Lightnin' Hopkins - Big Joe Williams - Sonny Terry - Down South Summit Meetin' (Album) World Pacific Records France 1960 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' (The Blues Of Lightnin' Hopkins) album art Lightnin' Hopkins Lightnin' (The Blues Of Lightnin' Hopkins) (Album) Prestige Bluesville France 1960 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - Sings The Blues album art Lightning Hopkins* Sings The Blues (Album) Crown Records (2) US 1961 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - Last Night Blues album art Lightnin' Hopkins & Sonny Terry Lightnin' Hopkins & Sonny Terry - Last Night Blues (Album) Prestige Bluesville US 1961 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' In New York album art Sam Lightnin' Hopkins* Lightnin' In New York (Album, Comp) Candid US 1961 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - Blues In My Bottle album art Lightnin' Hopkins Blues In My Bottle (Album) Prestige Bluesville US 1961 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - Last Of The Great Blues Singers album art Lightning Hopkins* Last Of The Great Blues Singers (Comp, Album) Time Records (3) US 1962 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' and Co. album art Lightnin' Hopkins Lightnin' and Co. (Album) Prestige Bluesville US 1962 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - Mojo Hand album art Lightnin' Hopkins Mojo Hand (Album, Comp) Fire Records (2) US 1962 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - On Stage album art Lightnin' Hopkins On Stage (Album) Imperial US 1962 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - Walkin' This Road By Myself album art Lightnin' Hopkins Walkin' This Road By Myself (Album) Prestige Bluesville US 1962 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' Sam Hopkins album art Lightnin' Sam Hopkins* Lightnin' Sam Hopkins (Album) Arhoolie Records US 1962 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - And The Blues album art Lightnin' Hopkins And The Blues (Comp) Imperial US 1962 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - Sings The Blues album art Lightnin' Hopkins Sings The Blues (Comp) Imperial US 1962 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' Strikes album art Lightnin' Hopkins Lightnin' Strikes (Album) Vee Jay Records US 1962 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - Smokes Like Lightning album art Lightnin' Hopkins Smokes Like Lightning (Album) Prestige Bluesville US 1963 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - Goin' Away album art Lightnin' Hopkins Goin' Away (Album) Prestige Bluesville Australia 1963 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - Blues Festival album art Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry, Big Joe Williams Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry, Big Joe Williams - Blues Festival (Album) Disques Vogue France 1963 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - Blues Hoot Live Recording At The Ash Grove album art Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry Lightnin' Hopkins, Brownie McGhee, Sonny Terry - Blues Hoot Live Recording At The Ash Grove (Album) Horizon Records (8) UK 1963 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - Hootin' The Blues album art Lightning Hopkins* Hootin' The Blues (Album) Prestige UK 1964 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins - "Live" At The Bird Lounge album art Lightnin' Hopkins "Live" At The Bird Lounge (Album) Guest Star, Guest Star, Guest Star US 1964 Sell This Version