MOJO HAND - LIGHTNIN HOPKINS - LP Vinyl

19.50
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Artist: LIGHTNIN HOPKINS
Format: LP Vinyl
Status: Διαθέσιμο Κατόπιν Παραγγελίας
Label: WAX TIME
Release Date: 22/02/2018
Number of Discs: 1
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MOJO HAND - LIGHTNIN HOPKINS

This essential LP edition presents one of Hopkins’ finest albums, Mojo Hand, which was originally issued in 1962

on Bobby Robinson’s label, Fire Records. (The LP would be retitled Lightnin’ Hopkins just two years later for the

Sphere Sounds imprint re-release, featuring a different cover-sleeve.) Mojo Hand is widely regarded as one of the

true masterpieces from Hopkins’ catalog. The material ranges from classic blues to R&B-flavored numbers. There’s

even a charming novelty Christmas blues, titled “Santa.” These are moody and powerful performances. Despite the

variety, the album is remarkably cohesive because Hopkins’ amalgamation of styles can be heard within each song.

The LP’s title track, originally released as a single, has become one of the artist’s signature tunes. “Have You Ever

Loved a Woman” features Hopkins on piano, while “Glory Bee” is characterized by Hopkins’ trademark guitar playing.

“Sometimes She Will” also showcases his instantly recognizable guitar and pronounced vocals. “Awful Dreams” is

notable for its apocalyptic text. The album is an excellent example of the Texas-blues idiom at its finest. In addition

to the original long play, this Vinyl Lovers collector’s edition includes 2 bonus tracks from the same period: “Black

Cadillac” and “Good Morning Little School Girl.” All of these songs give a solid and revealing portrait of Lightnin’

Hopkins’ genius as well as his rightful place in the blues pantheon.

Side 1

1 Mojo Hand

2 Coffee For Mama

3 Awful Dream

4 Black Mare Trot

5 Have You Ever Loved A Woman

6 Black Cadillac *

Side 2

1 Glory Bee

2 Sometimes She Will

3 Shine On, Moon!

4 Santa 5 Good Morning Little School Girl *

(* Bonus Tracks)


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