Thursday, August 11, 2011

Flash Lightning

Lightning Hopkins made hundreds of recordings beginning in the late ’40s, solo, with small bands, and as an accompanist. Here are a few of my favorites. And as much as I’m knocked out by his amazing guitar playing, I seem to be a big fan of his simple, loping keyboard style as well.

Lots of good Lightnin’ here

Images of Lightnin’ Hopkins (at top of post and in center of album montage) in concert at the Bifrost Bridge, La Mesa, California, 1967. Copyright © 2011 by Brad Barrett

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