LIMITED EDITION CLASSIC LPs
HIGH-DEFINITION PREMIUM VINYL PRESSING FOR SUPER FIDELITY
INCLUDES 2 BONUS TRACKS
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. PERSONNEL:
SAM “LIGHTNIN’” HOPKINS: vocals and guitar, plus:
Delmar Donnell (drums), and unknown (bass).
Recorded in New York, November 1960.
(*) BONUS TRACKS:
SIDE 1 : Lightnin’ Hopkins (voc & g), Spider Kilpatrick (d).
Probably recorded at Gold Star Studio, Houston, Texas, February 17, 1962.
SIDE 2 : Lightnin’ Hopkins (voC & g).
Recorded in Houston, Texas, July 13, 1961.
01 MOJO HAND
02 COFFEE FOR MAMA
03 AWFUL DREAM
04 BLACK MARE TROT
05 HAVE YOU EVER LOVED A WOMAN
06 BLACK CADILLAC (*)
01 GLORY BEE
02 SOMETIMES SHE WILL
03 SHINE ON, MOON!
05 GOOD MORNING LITTLE SCHOOL GIRL (*)