“They Wonder Who I Am” is a song that makes blues and Rock ‘N Roll fans really enthusiastic. Built on a fast blues rhythm this song strikes as hard as lightning. Add the great Hopkins trademark low voice from Texas to the whole package and Y’all have music to love. This is a true classic blues song! Listen here below:
Most recorded songs: Baby Please Don’t Go
Baby Please Don’t Go was originally recorded by Big Joe Williams in 1935 on Bluebird records. Big Joe could never for see the influence the song would have on music history. This song is recorded, performed and sang in so many versions by so many musicians. For that, I put some of my favourite versions in line. Continue reading Most recorded songs: Baby Please Don’t Go
Baby take me Back – Lightnin’Hopkins
Of course, there are a lot of ways you can treat the blues, but it will still be the blues.
– Count Basie –
Favorite Blues Songs: Take me Back
One of my favorite blues songs is Take Me Back by Lightnin’ Hopkins. And while there are a lot of legendary blues musicians, Lightnin’ Hopkins is one of my favorite. The ease he plays his songs, the groovynes of his sound, enjoy the song. For now the Black Bull Blues Blog Song of the week.
Rollingstone named Lightnin’ Hopkins one of the best guitarist that ever lived. And I wonder, How does this man play with that kind of relaxation. How do you get that kind of groove. And how does that voice reaches so deep.
As new bands reach the top of the charts. Win Grammy’s and play for David Letterman, musicians like Lightnin’, Muddy and Howlin’ Wolf will always stay influential. That is the thing of the blues. Without the roots there are no fruits, Willie Dixon once said. I heard the Alabama Shakes play and sing, and most definately they where inspired bij Lightnin’ and the gang, like Willie Dixon said.