Essential Texas Blues [180g Vinyl LP]

Format: LP
Bar-code: 5060397601698
Cat No: CATLP169


The Lone Star state of Texas rivals Chicago and the Mississippi Delta as a cradle of the blues. Blind Lemon Jefferson was the earliest name to make an impression in the Twenties – Bob Dylan and Carl Perkins later appropriating elements of his work – while fellow singer-guitarist Lightnin’ Hopkins, featured here, was a key link between the country and urban blues traditions. He was equally at home playing acoustic blues of amplifying his guitar Chicago-style. Enjoy this 2 disc compilation of American music – Texas style!

Side One

1. The Okie Dokie Stomp – Clarence ‘Gatermouth’ Brown
2. Coffee Blues – Lightnin’ Hopkins
3. Hide Away – Freddie King
4. Playboy Blues – Elmore Nixon
5. Nightmare – Big Mama Thornton
6. Rainin’ In My Heart – Peppermint Harris
7. When It Rains It Pours – Pee Wee Crayton
8. Little School Girl – Smokey Hogg
9. Just Got To Know – Jimmy McCracklin

Side Two

1. Strollin’ With Bones – T-Bone Walker
2. Fishing Blues – Henry Thomas
3. Motherless Children – Blind Willie Johnson
4. Wrong Doing Woman – Earl Gilliam
5. Chicken Hearted Woman – Clarence Samuels
6. Quinsella – Sonny Boy Johnson
7. Freeze – Albert Collins
8. Sittin’ Here Wonderin’ – Luther Stoneham
9. Crossroads – Texas Alexander