Sam Lightnin' Hopkins in New York

Sam Lightnin' Hopkins in New York


Sam "Lightnin' Hopkins (vocals, guitar, piano)

Candid 9010

Pure Pleasure Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

Discontinued : last copy available!...

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A1 - Take It Easy
A2 - Mighty Crazy
A3 - Your Own Fault, Baby, To Treat Me The Way You Do
A4 - I've Had My Fun If I Don't Get Well No More
B1 - The Trouble Blues
B2 - Lightnin's Piano Boogie
B3 - Wonder Why
B4 - Mister Charlie
B5 - Black Cat

Recorded on November 15, 1960, at Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City.

Lightnin’ Hopkins was one of the most over-recorded artists in the blues genre. The recordings here were made at a pivotal moment in his career. In 1960, at 48 years old, he was no longer a star in the black community, but was becoming a folk legend. His deeply personal music not only reflected the experiences of his community but touched a universal nerve. 

Chris Strachwitz, who often recorded Hopkins, has called his records “brief audio snapshots of one of the great folk poets to emerge from the African-American experience in Texas.” When he died in 1982 he had recorded well over 600 “audio snapshots”. From his prolific output this Candid session ranks amongst his finest and most intimate work.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.

This Pure Pleasure LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the original analogue studio tapes through to the cutting head and was pressed with virgin vinyl at Pallas.