Black Bull Blues Blog Bio: Lightnin’ Hopkins

Lightnin’Hopkins is one of the best Blues guitar man of all time. Because of that this first Black Bull Blues Bio is all about the Texas bluesman Lightnin’ Hopkins. Sam Hopkins born in March 15, 1912 Centerville, Texas  started his carreer in the 1920s when he met Blind Lemon Jefferson. 

His career stretched from the 1920s till his death in 1982. Some cool old recording of Lightnin´ Hopkins are collected on the album Early Recordings, released in 1975. Songs like ´Blue Bird Blues´,  ´Mad With You´, ´Automobile blues´ and ´Seems Funny Baby´, give you a good impression of his style.

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The thing about Texas blues, for what I´ve read is that is lyrically more direct, harder than other more commercially bluessongs, subscribing the hard life better than other blues musicians.

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