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Lightnin' In New York

Lightnin' Hopkins

REMASTERED by Bernie Grundman

From Original Master Tapes

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Recorded November 15, 1960 at the Nola Penthouse Sound Studios in New York, Lightnin’ In New York captures the legendary bluesman in classic form, including some rare solos on the piano.

Produced by Candid Records label co-founder, famed music critic and social activist, Nat Hentoff, and recorded at a time when Hopkins was being “rediscovered” by white audiences, the bluesman was reluctant in accepting his new role as an “artist” before predominantly white audiences.  

It was only a month earlier in October of 1960 that Hopkins had made his Carnegie Hall debut alongside folk luminaries Joan Baez and Pete Seeger.  Before that, he had rarely ventured outside of his native Texas.

“In this album,” writes Hentoff in the extraordinary liner notes that accompany the LP, “Lightnin’ has continued to illustrate how fresh, personal and surprising the blues still can be when they are molded by so strong and confident a source as this man from Houston.”  

Recorded November 15, 1960 at the Nola Penthouse Sound Studios in New York, Lightnin’ In New York captures the legendary bluesman in classic form, including some rare solos on the piano.

Produced by Candid Records label co-founder, famed music critic and social activist, Nat Hentoff, and recorded at a time when Hopkins was being “rediscovered” by white audiences, the bluesman was reluctant in accepting his new role as an “artist” before predominantly white audiences.  

It was only a month earlier in October of 1960 that Hopkins had made his Carnegie Hall debut alongside folk luminaries Joan Baez and Pete Seeger.  Before that, he had rarely ventured outside of his native Texas.

“In this album,” writes Hentoff in the extraordinary liner notes that accompany the LP, “Lightnin’ has continued to illustrate how fresh, personal and surprising the blues still can be when they are molded by so strong and confident a source as this man from Houston.”  

Recorded November 15, 1960 at the Nola Penthouse Sound Studios in New York, Lightnin’ In New York captures the legendary bluesman in classic form, including some rare solos on the piano.

Produced by Candid Records label co-founder, famed music critic and social activist, Nat Hentoff, and recorded at a time when Hopkins was being “rediscovered” by white audiences, the bluesman was reluctant in accepting his new role as an “artist” before predominantly white audiences.  

It was only a month earlier in October of 1960 that Hopkins had made his Carnegie Hall debut alongside folk luminaries Joan Baez and Pete Seeger.  Before that, he had rarely ventured outside of his native Texas.

“In this album,” writes Hentoff in the extraordinary liner notes that accompany the LP, “Lightnin’ has continued to illustrate how fresh, personal and surprising the blues still can be when they are molded by so strong and confident a source as this man from Houston.”  

Lightnin' Hopkins

Tracklisting

SIDE A

  1. Take It Easy 
  2. Mighty Crazy 
  3. Your Own Fault, Baby, To Treat Me The Way You Do 
  4. I’ve Had My Fun If I Don’t Get Well No More 


SIDE  B

  1. The Trouble Blues 
  2. Lightnin’s Piano Boogie 
  3. Wonder Wy 
  4. Mister Charlie 


PRESSED ON 180 GRAM VINYL

CUT DIRECTLY FROM MASTER TAPES

AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 23

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Tracklisting

  1. Take It Easy 
  2. Mighty Crazy
  3. Your Own Fault, Baby, To Treat Me The Way You Do
  4. I’ve Had My Fun If I Don’t Get Well No More
  5. The Trouble Blues
  6. Lightnin’s Piano Boogie
  7. Wonder Why
  8. Mister Charlie


REMASTERED DIRECTLY FROM MASTER TAPES


Tracklisting

  1. Take It Easy 
  2. Mighty Crazy
  3. Your Own Fault, Baby, To Treat Me The Way You Do
  4. I’ve Had My Fun If I Don’t Get Well No More
  5. The Trouble Blues
  6. Lightnin’s Piano Boogie
  7. Wonder Why
  8. Mister Charlie


REMASTERED DIRECTLY FROM MASTER TAPES


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