Lightnin' Hopkins is a true folk singer. His songs are the heart of the South, the very essence of his people, their joys, their triumphs, their difficulties, their oppression. Lightnin's music, like that of any great artist, has a universal quality. When you hear it, it might be your sadness or your ecstasy that is being told - the feeling of all people, the qualities of all living, good and bad, lie in the easy cadences and pathos of Lightnin's expression. So long as folk music endures, so long will Lightnin' Hopkins be played.
Strums the Blues is a compilation that was originally released in 1958 on the Score label. It is a collection of his legendary early Aladdin 78'' sides. These songs have been carefully remastered for this release and cut by Warren Defever and Bill Skibbe. The cover art has been reimagined by modern-day folk artist Tim Kerr.
* Features stunning new album art by visual artist/musician Tim Kerr (Big Boys, Poison 13)
* Direct-to-board LP jacket, 180g vinyl pressed at Third Man Pressing (Detroit, MI)
* First ever reissue of very rare Texas blues album - any Hopkins collector's dream!
A1. Katie May
A2. My California
A3. Honey Babe
A4. Short Haired Woman
A5. Little Mamma Blues
B2. Rollin' and Rollin'
B3. See See Rider
B4. So Long