Happy Birthday Lightnin' Hopkins

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Re: Happy Birthday Lightnin' Hopkins

Postby Ben Covington » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:48 pm

To quote a couplet from his Goin' Back And To Talk To Mama:

I was born March the fifteenth, the year was nineteen hundred and twelve
Ever since that day Po Lightnin' aint been doin' so well
:lol:

Originally an unissued Gold Star recording eventually released in 1965 on Arhoolie LP 2007.
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Re: Happy Birthday Lightnin' Hopkins

Postby Ben Covington » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:55 pm

Reading matter anybody?

http://inabluemood.blogspot.com/2010/08 ... ed-by.html

There's also an excellent Ace double CD that was released to coincide with this.
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Re: Happy Birthday Lightnin' Hopkins

Postby The Saint » Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:50 pm

I thought some of you might like to see how Houston honored the memory of Lighting' Hopkins on his birthday. This was done in by the very active Houston Blues Society and Houston Blues Museum and a lot of effort.

http://www.houstonbluessociety.org/committees.php


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