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VOL № C058 — March 2022

Lightnin' Strikes

Lightnin' Hopkins
Why you'll love it...

Lightnin’ Strikes was the only LP Hopkins made for Vee-Jay, as he never stayed with one label long anyway, and he’d spend his final 20 years, before succumbing to esophageal cancer in 1982, ripping and recording around the country and building a mammoth body of work. Lightnin’ Strikes is but a single cloud in the atmosphere of his work, but it provides an entry point, a single portrait of the artist as a blues iconoclast. Lightnin’ could be anything you wanted him to be — the acoustic blues trouba-dour, the hardened city slicker playing electric riffs, the old bluesman down on his luck — but take him as he is on Lightnin’ Strikes: just a bluesman being himself, in his entirety.”

Label
Vee-Jay
Original Release Year
1962
Release Type
Reissue
Format
1 lp
Speed
33 1/3 rpm
Vinyl Size
12 inch
Weight
180 gram
Foil Stamped
Yes
Jacket
Tip-On; Single
Mastering Studio
Sterling Sound
Mastering Engineer
Ryan Smith
Pressing Location
GZ Vinyl
Remastering Details
(AAA) Lacquers Cut From the Original Master Tapes by Ryan Smith, Sterling Sound
Extras
Listening Notes Booklet by Andrew Winistorfer
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