Lightnin' Hopkins ‎– Strums The Blues - 1948-51 Aladdin Label Chicago Blues - Black Vinyl 180 Grm LP

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Lightnin' Hopkins ‎– Strums The Blues

Third Man Records ‎– TMR554
Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered

"Strums the Blues" is the first album release of 78 RPM records by Lightnin' Hopkins on the Aladdin label

These songs have been carefully remastered for this release and cut by Warren Defever and Bill Skibbe.

The cover art has been reimagined by modern-day folk artist Tim Kerr

13 Apr 2019
Blues, Folk, World, & Country
Country Blues, Chicago Blues


A1 Katie May 2:58
A2 My California 2:33
A3 Honey Babe 2:33
A4 Short Haired Woman 2:24
A5 Little Momma Blues 2:40


B1 Shotgun 2:40
B2 Rollin' and Rollin' 2:42
B3 See See Rider 2:34
B4 So Long 2:45
B5 Mistreated 2:39



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Pressed By – Third Man Pressing – TMR554
Manufactured By – Universal Music Enterprises
Cover – Tim Kerr
Layout – Roe Peterhans
Remastered By – Bill Skibbe, Warren Defever
Originally released in 1958 on the Score label. Reissued on black vinyl and green vinyl for Record Store Day 2019.
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"Lightnin’ Hopkins is a true folk singer. His songs are the heart of the South, the very essence of his people, their joys, their triumphs, their difficulties, their oppression. Lightnin’s music, like that of any great artist, has a universal quality. When you hear it, it might be your sadness or your ecstasy that is being told — the feeling of all people, the qualities of all living, good and bad, lie in the easy cadences and pathos of Lightnin’s expression. So long as folk music endures, so long will Lightnin’ Hopkins be played.

Strums the Blues is a compilation that was originally released in 1958 on the Score label. It is a collection of his legendary early Aladdin 78” sides. 

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Condition New
Format LP
Label Third Man Records
Color Black