Lightnin Hopkins: Blue Lightnin 12"

Jewel Records


After a slew of albums aimed primarily at the folk-blues audience that resuscitated his flagging career during the early '60s, Lightnin' Hopkins attempted to regain his original fan base with these unpretentious 1965 sessions for Stan Lewis' Jewel logo. Pretty convincingly, too, with the two-part "Move on Out" and a down-in-the-alley "Back Door Friend" among the standouts. Elmore Nixon, another Houston mainstay, plays piano on several cuts.
Tags: blues reissues