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Lightnin’ Hopkins - Shining Moon

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by EllroyJames, Jan 23, 2021.

  1. EllroyJames

    EllroyJames Friend of Leo's

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    Lord have mercy..

     
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    I lived near Hopkins in the late '60s and was lucky enough to see him play quite a few times.
    He is a mesmerizing entertainer.
    He would usually step outside for musician's lubricant and we would chat with him.

    Mark
     
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    One of the very greatest of the Texas Bluesmen. 'Mesmerizing' sounds about perfect. :cool:
     
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    saleake Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    In 1968 went to see him at the “Love Street Light Circus and Feel-Good Machine” in Houston. I’m a country boy and I was expecting a psychedelic band.

    Boy, was I surprised! It was just Lightin’ and a drummer. The drummer used his floor Tom to hold his ashtray, drink, and a ham sandwich. I was too dumb to understand what he was doing, so I split after the first set.

    Now his photo is in my music room. Go figure!
     
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  5. kingofdogs1950

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    I have a picture of Hopkins in my living room.
    He is shown walking down the street by a bunch of row houses that are on Alabama St. in Houston's Third Ward.

    Mark
     
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    Sweet groove, really takes its time.
     
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    Nice cut Ellroy...gonna pick it up a little now...

     
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    My very favourite Lightnin' Hopkins recording. In fact my favourite blues recording and definitely one for my Desert Island Discs. Yep...mesmerizing indeed.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce6vvfwNvpY
     
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    dougstrum Friend of Leo's

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    Lightning Hopkins, definitely one of my favorites. When I went off to school a guy down the hall got me listening to old blues. When I heard Lightning it really caught my ear.
     
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