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Audio CD, Audiobook, CD, 31 May 2010
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 14.4 x 12.5 x 1.09 cm; 134.09 Grams
- Manufacturer : ACE RECORDS
- Manufacturer reference : 029667041225
- Original Release Date : 2010
- Label : ACE RECORDS
- ASIN : B003GE69MA
- Number of discs : 2
- Best Sellers Rank: 16,923 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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2010 two CD collection from the Blues great. Almost universally referred to as the post-war King of Texas Blues, Lightnin' Hopkins enjoyed a virtually continuous recording career from his first visit to a recording studio in 1946 until his death in 1982. With hundreds of recordings made for dozens of record labels, Lightnin' remains one of the most prolific (and popular) of all blues artists, 45 tracks. Ace.
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The Soundtrack To Alan Govenar's Definitive "Lightnin' Hopkins - His Life And Blues"
There are 2CDs in this classic release, and not 1 as indicated on Amazon's product page.
The music on CD1 was recorded 1947-1959 and 1960-1969 on CD2.
What a crackin' 44 track compilation this 2CD set is! It is presented in super sound sound quality and includes an excellent 24 booklet.
The crucial hand picked selections are various singles and LP tracks recorded for numerous labels like - Score, RPM, Aladdin, Gold Star, Imperial, Sittin' In With, Decca, Specialty (one track previously unissued), Herald, Tradition, Fire, Vee-Jay, Bluesville, Arhoolie, Vanguard, Guest Star, Fontana, Prestige, Jewel & Vault.
Talk about variety of sources! This is a real treat for Blues lovers and without any doubt the best across the board Lightnin' Hopkins collection EVER assembled. Don't miss it!