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Lightin Strikes Twice CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 63964850
UPC: 684038985029
UPC 14: 00684038985029
Release Date: 4/26/2005
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. From Man To Man ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
2. I Wish I Was A Baby ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
3. Little Boy Blue ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
4. Crazy Song, The ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
5. Lightnin's Love ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
6. That Man From New York City ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
7. Take It If You Want It ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
8. I Got A Letter ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
9. Gonna Move Off This Street ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
10. Help Yourself ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
11. This Time We're Gonna Try ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
12. Let's Work Awhile ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
13. Jet, The ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
14. How Can You Love Me And Another Man To ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
15. I Heard My Baby Crying ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
16. Chicken Mary ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
17. My Baby Laid Out All Night ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
18. Sam's Blues ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
19. Goin' To Heaven When I Die ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
Disc 2
Song Title
1. You and Your Man Don't Get Along ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
2. Rock Me Late At Night ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
3. With You On My Mind ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
4. Sam Talking To The Group ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
5. Little Rose ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
6. Sam And Curley Talking ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
7. Possum Hunt ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
8. Sam Talking And Strumming ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
9. Love Me Or Leave Me ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
10. Load the Train ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
11. Baby Don't Tear My Clothes ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
12. Back In Mother's Arms ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
13. John Hardy ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
14. Goodnight Irene ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
15. Chicka Choca Shalali ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
16. One Meatball ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
17. Sorrow To My Heart ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
18. Blow Out The Candle ~ Lightnin' Hopkins
19. Chicken Minnie ~ Lightnin' Hopkins

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Aubrey Mayhew.
Muze PNote Recording information: 1967-1968.
Muze PNote Arranger: Sam Hopkins .
Muze PNote Aubrey Mayhew, founder of the maverick country label Little Darlin' Records, sought out taciturn bluesman Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins in Houston in 1967 and persuaded him to make some casual field recordings for him at nearby Gold Star Studio and, as it turned out, at two small local bars. The results of these extremely loose and casual sessions were issued as a series of five short albums under the blanket title of The Lost Texas Tapes, and it is those five releases that are collected here into one double-disc set. Intimacy is the operative word for these tracks, as Hopkins (playing solo electric guitar) sounds relaxed and at ease, and while these recordings are hardly the place to start with Lightnin', die-hard fans will find them indispensable for the insight they give into his creative process. Hopkins didn't sing songs so much as spontaneously make them up on the spot, pulling events from his daily life and matching them to one of his set blues riffs, and when the process worked, as it does here on cuts like "I Heard My Baby Crying" and "You and Your Man Don't Get Along," the results can be a stunning example of the blues as personal catharsis, and when it failed to click, well, it sounded like any of a dozen other Hopkins songs. Mayhew, who produced these sessions (meaning he paid for them), could never convince Hopkins that he wasn't from New York (he was actually from Nashville), leading to a brief history of their relationship from Hopkins' perspective on the completely improvised "That Man From New York City," one of the highlights on disc one. Nearly half of what is here was recorded at two local bars, and several cuts feature the distinct sound of ringing cash register bells in the background. The end of the second disc is a bit of a shock, as Hopkins invites a couple of his friends up to play, the harmonica player Curley Lee and an Irish folk singer named Irish O'Malley. Lee plays some fine harmonica, and even does a wonderful job singing on "Sorrow to My Heart" (a version of "Careless Love"), but O'Malley's Celtic medley of "Chicka Choca Shalali" and "Blow Out the Candle" is jarringly strange, at least in the context of a Lightnin' Hopkins gig. In spite of the musical intrusions (or maybe because of them), Lightnin' Strikes Twice is a remarkably intimate glimpse of an utterly unique bluesman, catching him close to home in familiar surroundings. ~ Steve Leggett

Producer: Aubrey Mayhew; Tom Kittypaw (Compilation)

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Associated Artists and Works

Bizer, Billy
Live! At the 1966 Berkeley Blues Festival ~ Chenier, Clifton
Collins, Albert
Sometimes I Believe She Loves Me ~ Dane, Barbara
Hooker, John Lee
King, B.B.
Louisiana Red
McGhee, Brownie
Thornton, Big Mama

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/26/2005
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : KOCCD 9850
Music Label Name Label : Koch (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00684038985029

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Hopkins,Lightnin'
Product attributeLabel:   Koch Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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