365 Days of Album Recommendations – July 12

Lightnin’ Hopkins – The Complete Aladdin Recordings

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Sam “Lightnin'” Hopkins may be the most misunderstood country blues musician of them all.

For that, he himself is largely to blame. Endless self-mythologizing, a irrepressibly irresponsible approach to recording, and a life lived long enough for him to become globally famous, all contribute to a vast blurring over of what, if any, his real accomplishments are.

That’s why this collection is so valuable. When you need to remind yourself all over again who and what Lightnin’ Hopkins really is, and is capable of, these are the recordings you return to.

 


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