Diddy Wah's on Fire pt.2

Lightnin' Hopkins - Mojo Hand Lightnin' Hopkins - Glory Be

Lightnin' Hopkins - Mojo Hand
Lightnin' Hopkins - Glory Be

Lightnin' Hopkins was another of Fire's big stars. Hopkins learned to play guitar as a child from fellow Texan blues giant, Blind Lemon Jefferson. He was a prolific artist on a variety of labels, but 1960's Mojo Hand is probably his best known recording. It showcases his virtuosity on the guitar, which influenced countless others. Glory Be is a slower blues, but no less hard hitting. Hopkins stated early on that he felt the blues was "in him". Listening to today's fundamental selections, you could hardly argue with that. If these offerings have only just wet your appetite, take a gander at this excellent documentary from 1967, Blues according to Lightnin' Hopkins.

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