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Mojo Hand: The Complete Fire Sessions
Artist: Lightnin' Hopkins
Format: CD

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Label: Sunset BLVD Records
Rel. Date: 11/11/2022
UPC: 708535702825

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DISC: 1

1. Mojo Hand
2. Coffee For Mama
3. Awful Dreams
4. Black Mare Trot
5. Have You Ever Loved A Woman
6. Glory Be
7. Sometimes She Will
8. Shine On, Moon!
9. Santa
10. How Long Has The Train Been Gone
11. Bring Me My Shotgun
12. Shake That Thing
13. Last Night
14. Walk A Long Time
15. I'm Leaving With You Now
16. Houston Bound
17. Just Pickin'
18. Baby I Don't Care

More Info:

Newly Remastered From The Analog Tapes; Limited Edition with Bonus Tracks. Lightnin' Hopkins is widely considered one of the great popular architects of the blues style that came be known as "country blues" and which proved to be huge influence on the future development of Rock 'n' Roll. "Mojo Hand" was one of Hopkins' signature tunes. Mixing his own style with Louisiana Creole and voodoo culture, the song ripples with an occult energy. This album, recorded for Fire Records, is especially interesting because it casts Hopkins in a more R&B-flavored environment. This obvious effort to get a hit takes for some excellent blues; moody and powerful performances play throughout. The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings wrote that "Lightnin' is focussed and businesslike and delivers a strong and varied sequence of songs; the bassist and drummer unobtrusive but very much there".