Lightnin' Hopkins

Lightnin' Hopkins

Real Name:
Sam Hopkins
Profile:
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

Albums

Lightnin' Hopkins Lightnin' And The Blues (Album, Comp) Herald US 1955 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins Strums The Blues (Album) Score (3), Score (3) US 1958 Sell This Version
Sam 'Lightnin' Hopkins* The Rooster Crowed In England (Album) 77 Records, 77 Records UK 1959 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins Country Blues (Album) Tradition US 1959 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins Lightnin' Hopkins (Album) Folkways Records US 1959 Sell This Version
77-LA-12-1 Lightnin' Hopkins The Rooster Crowed In England (LP, Mono) 77 Records 77-LA-12-1 UK 1959 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins Autobiography In Blues (Album) Tradition US 1960 Sell This Version
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 Australia 1960 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins Lightning Strikes Again (Comp, Album) Dart Records US 1960 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins Lightnin' (The Blues Of Lightnin' Hopkins) (Album) Prestige Bluesville France 1960 Sell This Version
Lightning Hopkins* Sings The Blues Crown Records (2) US 1961 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins & Sonny Terry Lightnin' Hopkins & Sonny Terry - Last Night Blues (Album) Prestige Bluesville US 1961 Sell This Version
Sam Lightnin' Hopkins* Lightnin' In New York (Album, Comp) Candid US 1961 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins Blues In My Bottle (Album) Prestige Bluesville US 1961 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins Mojo Hand (Album, Comp) Fire Records (2) US 1962 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins On Stage (Album) Imperial US 1962 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins Walkin' This Road By Myself (Album) Prestige Bluesville US 1962 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Sam Hopkins* Lightnin' Sam Hopkins (Album) Arhoolie Records US 1962 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins And The Blues (Comp) Imperial US 1962 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins Sings The Blues (Comp) Imperial US 1962 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins Lightnin' Strikes (Album, Comp) Stateside UK 1962 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins Smokes Like Lightning (Album) Prestige Bluesville US 1963 Sell This Version
Lightnin' Hopkins Goin' Away (Album) Prestige Bluesville Australia 1963 Sell This Version
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 Lightnin' Hopkins (Album) Crown Records (2) US 1963 Sell This Version