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...back around th'late fifties sam charters(bloozologist/rec.producer for c.j&fish amongst others)called sam lightnin hopkins th'last true original bluesman'n that was a fair assumption at th'time before th'great blues 're-discovery' o' long forgotten cats like mississippi john hurt/rev.gary davis/son house...th'recordins on this nice comp come from th'late 40s taped in houston/L.A'n show lightnin groovin with th'country blues/boogie shuffle with fun'n fine lyrics all washed down with a fifth o'whiskey'n a toke or two...real on th'spot first takescos lightnin didn't like to spend too long on any toon cos spontaneity would be lost'n blandness would be th'only result...spend an hour with one o' th'true greats,a corner stone o'th'60s folk/R&B/rockroll explosion that would happen in hep european centres...

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Anonymous Mrs Blast said...

Ahhh...the Lightnin' Man. When I see you posting stuff like this Spaced I know yr heart's in the R P. I got that box set (on the Proper label I think it is)which contains all that Gold Star and Aladdin good stuff.

If you ever want an amusing read on Da Blues, check out Charles Shaar Murray's guide. I think he says of Po' Lightnin' that he was one of the few old-time bluesmen who suffered from over-exposure and over-recording. He'd lose all his cash in a card game and go and record for the first person who invited him to.

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