Lightnin' Hopkins

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Blues Train (1951)Edit

Blues Train
Blues Train
  1. Blues Train
  2. Hello Central
  3. Coffee Blues
  4. Long Way from Texas
  5. Mad as I Can Be
  6. New Short-Haired Woman
  7. Gotta Move
  8. Everybody's Down on Me
  9. Freight Train
  10. Prayin' Ground Blues
  11. Dirty House Blues

Lightnin' and the Blues (1955)Edit

Lightnin' And The Blues
Lightnin' And The Blues
  1. Nothin' But The Blues
  2. Don't Think Cause You're Pretty
  3. Lightnin's Boogie
  4. Life I Used To Live
  5. Sick Feelin' Blues
  6. Evil Hearted Woman
  7. Blues For My Cookie
  8. Sittin' Down Thinkin'
  9. My Baby's Gone
  10. Lonesome In Your Home
  11. Lightnin's Special
  12. My Little Kewpie Doll

Strums the Blues (1958)Edit

Strums The Blues
Strums The Blues
  1. Katie May
  2. My California
  3. Honey Babe
  4. Short Haired Woman
  5. Little Mamma Blues
  6. Shotgun
  7. Rollin' And Rollin'
  8. See See Rider
  9. So Long
  10. Mistreated Blues

Lightnin' Hopkins (1959)Edit

Lightnin' Hopkins
Lightnin' Hopkins
  1. Penetentiary Blues
  2. Bad Luck And Trouble
  3. Come And Go With Me
  4. Trouble Stay 'Way From My Door
  5. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
  6. Goin' Back To Florida
  7. Reminiscences Of Blind Lemon
  8. Fan It
  9. Tell Me Baby
  10. She's Mine

Lightning Strikes Again (1960)Edit

Lightning Strikes Again
Lightning Strikes Again
  1. Travelers Blues
  2. Penitentiary Blues
  3. Race Track Blues
  4. Jackstropper Blues
  5. Fast Life Woman
  6. Short Haired Woman
  7. Unsuccessful Blues
  8. Jailhouse Blues
  9. Tim Moore;s Farm
  10. Lightnin' Boogie

Country Blues (1960)Edit

Country Blues
Country Blues
  1. Long Time
  2. Rainy Day Blues
  3. Baby!
  4. Long Gone Like A Turkey Thru The Corn (Long John)
  5. Prison Blues Come Down On Me
  6. Backwater Blues (That Mean Old Twister)
  7. Gonna Pull A Party
  8. Bluebird, Bluebird
  9. See See Rider
  10. Worrying My Mind
  11. Till The Gin Gets Here
  12. Bunion Stew
  13. You Got To Work To Get You Pay
  14. Go Down Old Hannah
  15. Hear My Black Dog Bark

Mojo Hand (1962)Edit

Mojo Hand
Mojo Hand
  1. Mojo Hand
  2. Coffee For Mama
  3. Awful Dream
  4. Black Mare Trot
  5. Have You Ever Loved A Woman
  6. Glory Bee
  7. Sometimes She Will
  8. Shine On, Moon!
  9. Santa

Sings the Blues (1962)Edit

Sings The Blues
Sings The Blues
  1. Sis' Boogie
  2. Come Back, Baby
  3. Daddy Will Be Home One Day
  4. Baby You're Not Going To Make A Fool Out Of Me
  5. Morning Blues
  6. Have To Let You Go
  7. Let Me Play With Your Poodle
  8. Down Baby
  9. Fast Mail Rambler
  10. Thinkin' And Worryin'
  11. Picture On The Wall
  12. You're Not Goin' To Worry My Life Anymore

Walkin' this Road by Myself (1962)Edit

Walkin' This Road By Myself
Walkin' This Road By Myself
  1. Walkin' This Road by Myself
  2. Black Gal
  3. How Many More Years I Got to Let You Dog Me Around
  4. Baby Don't You Tear My Clothes
  5. Worried Life Blues
  6. Happy Blues for John Glenn
  7. Good Morning Little School Girl
  8. The Devil Jumped the Black Man
  9. Coffee Blues
  10. Black Cadillac

Smokes Like Lightning (1963)Edit

Smokes Like Lightning
Smokes Like Lightning
  1. T Model Blues
  2. Jackstropper Blues
  3. You Cook All Right
  4. My Black Name
  5. You Never Miss Your Water
  6. Let's Do The Susie-Q
  7. Ida Mae
  8. Smokes Like Lightning
  9. Prison Farm Blues

Lightnin' and Company (1963)Edit

Lightnin' And Company
Lightnin' And Company
  1. Sinner's Prayer
  2. Angel Child
  3. The Fox Chase
  4. I Got A Leak In This Old Building
  5. You Is One Black Rat
  6. My Baby Don't Stand No Cheating
  7. Pneumonia Blues
  8. Mama Blues
  9. Mojo Hand
  10. Have You Ever Been Mistreated

Bad Luck Blues (1964)Edit

Bad Luck Blues
Bad Luck Blues
  1. Katie May
  2. My California
  3. Honey Babe
  4. Short Haired Woman
  5. Little Mama Blues
  6. So Long
  7. Feel So Bad
  8. Shotgun
  9. Rollin' And Rollin'
  10. See See Rider
  11. Mistreated Blues
  12. Abilene

Swarthmore Concert (1964)Edit

Swarthmore Concert
Swarthmore Concert
  1. Baby Please Don't Go
  2. My Black Cadillac
  3. It's Crazy
  4. Mojo Hand
  5. My Babe
  6. Short Haired Woman
  7. Mean Old Frisco
  8. Trouble in Mind
  9. The Twister
  10. Green Onion
  11. Sun Goin' Down
  12. Come Go Home With Me
  13. I'm a Stranger

Hootin' the Blues (1965)Edit

Hootin' The Blues
Hootin' The Blues
  1. Blues Is A Feeling
  2. Me And Ray Charles
  3. In The Evenin'
  4. Ain't It Crazy
  5. Last Night I Lost The Best Friend I Ever Had
  6. Everything
  7. I Work Down At The Chain Gang
  8. Meet Me In The Bottom

Soul Blues (1965)Edit

Soul Blues
Soul Blues
  1. I'm Going To Build Me A Heaven Of My Own
  2. My Babe
  3. Too Many Drivers
  4. I'm A Crawlin' Black Snake
  5. Rocky Mountain Blues
  6. I Mean Goodbye
  7. Howling Wolf
  8. Black Ghost Blues
  9. Darling, Do You Remember Me?
  10. Lonesome Graveyard

Talkin' Some Sense (1965)Edit

Talkin' Some Sense
Talkin' Some Sense
  1. Long Way From Home
  2. Lightnin' Strikes One More Time
  3. Uncle Stan, The Hip, Hit Record Man
  4. You're Gonna Miss Me
  5. The Purple Puppy
  6. Walkin' Blues
  7. Viet Nam War
  8. I'm Tired Of Trouble
  9. Talkin' Some Sense
  10. My Suggestion
  11. Lonesome Lightnin'

Blue Lightnin' (1965)Edit

Lightnin' Hopkins - Blue Lightnin'
Blue Lightnin'
  1. Found My Baby Crying
  2. Move On Out, Pt. 1
  3. Back Door Friend
  4. Fishing Clothes
  5. Morning Blues
  6. Gambler's Blues
  7. Wig Wearing Woman
  8. Lonesome Dog Blues
  9. Last Affair
  10. Move On Out, Pt. 2

Lightnin'! (1967)Edit

  1. Mojo Hand
  2. Rock Me Baby
  3. Hello Central
  4. Ain't It Crazy
  5. Little and Low
  6. Hold Up Your Head
  7. Good Times Here, Better Down the Road
  8. Annie's Boogie
  9. My Starter Won't Start This Morning
  10. One Kind Favor I Ask of You
  11. Little Girl
  12. Baby Please Don't Go
  13. What'd I Say?
  14. I Hear You Calling Me
  15. Trouble in Mind
  16. Come on Baby
  17. At Home Blues
  18. Take a Walk
  19. Little Antoinette
  20. Cut Me Out Baby

California Mudslide (and Earthquake) (1969)Edit

California Mudslide (And Earthquake)
California Mudslide (And Earthquake)
  1. California Mudslide
  2. Rosie Mae
  3. Los Angeles Blues
  4. Easy On Your Heels
  5. New Santa Fe
  6. Jesus, Would You Come By Here
  7. No Education
  8. Antoinette's Blues
  9. Change My Way Of Living
  10. Los Angeles Boogie
  11. Call On My Baby

Dirty Blues (1972)Edit

Dirty Blues
Dirty Blues
  1. Home in the Woods
  2. Tap Dance Boogie
  3. Worried Life Blues
  4. One Kind of Favor
  5. Untrue Blues
  6. Fast Life Woman
  7. My Heart to Weep
  8. I'll Never Forget the Day
  9. Broken Hearted Blues
  10. Lightning's Gone Again
  11. European Blues
  12. Lightning's Blues

Low Down Dirty Blues (1975)Edit

Low Down Dirty Blues
Low Down Dirty Blues
  1. Cairo Blues
  2. Bad Whiskey
  3. Ground Hog Blues
  4. Automobile
  5. Got to Go
  6. Unsuccessful Blues
  7. Rollin' Woman Blues
  8. Big Mama Jump
  9. Ida Mae
  10. Shining Moon

Mad Blues (1989)Edit

Mad Blues
Mad Blues
  1. Moonrise Blues
  2. Have To Let You Go
  3. Shining Moon
  4. Mercy
  5. Lightnin' Blues
  6. No Mail Blues
  7. Baby Please Don't Go
  8. Another Fool In Town
  9. Bald-Headed Blues
  10. Mad Blues
  11. Crazy 'Bout My Baby
  12. Long Way From Texas
  13. Whiskey Whiskey
  14. Getting Out Of The Bushes Tap Dance
  15. Suicide Blues
  16. Look Out, Settegast, Here Me And My Partner Come

Morning Blues (1992)Edit

Morning Blues
Morning Blues
  1. Found My Baby Crying
  2. Letter To My (Back Door Friend)
  3. Fishing Clothes
  4. Morning Blues
  5. Gambler's Blues
  6. Wig Wearing Woman
  7. Lonesome Dog Blues
  8. Last Affair
  9. Lovin' Arms
  10. Rock Me Mama
  11. Mr. Charlie (Part 1)
  12. Mr. Charlie (Part 2)
  13. Play With Your Poodle
  14. You're Too Fast
  15. Love Me This Morning
  16. I'm Comin' Home
  17. Ride In Your New Automobile
  18. Breakfast Time

It's a Sin to Be Rich (1993)Edit

It's A Sin to Be Rich
It's A Sin to Be Rich
  1. Roberta
  2. Katie May
  3. Howling Wolf
  4. The Rehearsal
  5. It's a Sin to Be Rich, It's a Low-Down Shame to Be Poor
  6. Y'all Escuse Me
  7. Just Out of Louisiana
  8. Get Out Your Pencil
  9. I Forgot to Pull My Shoes Off
  10. Turn Me On
  11. Candy Kitchen

Mojo Hand: The Anthology (1993)Edit

Mojo Hand: The Anthology
Mojo Hand: The Anthology
Disc One
  1. Blues Is a Feeling
  2. Katie Mae Blues
  3. Play With Your Poodle
  4. Baby Please Don't Go
  5. Needed Time
  6. Short Haired Woman
  7. Mad With You
  8. Automobile
  9. "T" Model Blues
  10. Lightnin' Boogie
  11. Black Cat Bone
  12. Give Me Central 209
  13. Coffee Blues
  14. What's the Matter Now
  15. I'm Wild About You Baby
  16. Policy Game
  17. Late in the Evening
  18. Lightnin' Jump
  19. Lightnin' Don't Feel Well
  20. Movin' on Out Boogie
Disc Two
  1. My Little Kewpie Doll
  2. Blues for My Cookie
  3. Had a Gal Named Sal
  4. They Wonder Who I Am
  5. Wimmin From Coast to Coast
  6. Fan It
  7. War Is Starting Again
  8. Rolling and Rolling
  9. Death Bells
  10. I'll Be Gone
  11. I Asked the Bossman
  12. Shaggy Dad
  13. Black Ghost Blues
  14. No Education
  15. Antoinette's Blues
  16. Los Angeles Boogie
  17. Let Them Little Things Be True
  18. Mojo Hand (Part 1)
  19. Mr. Charlie (Part 1)
  20. Mr. Charlie (Part 2)
  21. Fishing Clothes

Chicken Minnie (1999)Edit

Chicken Minnie
Chicken Minnie
  1. Drinkin' In The Blues
  2. Ball Of Twine
  3. Everybody's Blues
  4. Right On The Shore
  5. Chain Gang Blues
  6. Blowin' The Fuses
  7. Back In My Mother's Arms
  8. Chicken Minnie
  9. Bottle It Up And Go
  10. Long Time Ago
  11. Prison Blues Come Down On Me
  12. Bunion Blue
  13. Mama And Papa Hopkins
  14. Trouble In Mind
  15. Till The Gin Runs Get Here
  16. When The Saints Go Marchin' In

Jake Head Boogie (1999)Edit

Jake Head Boogie
Jake Head Boogie
  1. Jake Head Boogie
  2. Lonesome Dog Blues
  3. House Upon the Hill
  4. Santa Fe
  5. Ticket Agent
  6. War News Blues
  7. Another Fool in Town
  8. Candy Kitchen
  9. Tell Me Pretty Mama
  10. Give Me Back That Wig I Bought You
  11. Everyday I Have the Blues (short take)
  12. Everyday I Have the Blues
  13. Needed Time
  14. One Kind Favor
  15. Drifting Blues
  16. Someday Baby (Worried Life)
  17. Last Affair (Short take)
  18. Last Affair
  19. Bad Luck and Trouble (short take)
  20. Bad Luck and Trouble
  21. Beggin' You to Stay
  22. Black Cat
  23. Mistreater Blues
  24. Jake Head Boogie
  25. Lonesome Dog Blues
  26. Ticket Agent
  27. Candy Kitchen
  28. Give Me Back That Wig
  29. Needed Time
  30. Don't Keep My Baby Long
  31. Mistreater Blues

In the Key of Lightnin' (2002)Edit

In the Key of Lightnin'
In the Key of Lightnin'
  1. Lightnin' Declares
  2. Cryin' Shame
  3. Last Night I Lost the Best Friend I Ever Had
  4. Baby, Please Lend Me Your Love
  5. Short Haired Woman' Discourse
  6. Short Haired Woman
  7. 'Cigar' Chatter
  8. Pneumonia Blues
  9. What'd I Say
  10. Katie May
  11. Big Black Cadillac Blues
  12. One for the Gamblin'
  13. 'I Gave Up Card Playin' Pronouncement
  14. I Once Was a Gambler
  15. Where Did You Stay Last Night
  16. Careless Love
  17. "Black Lightnin'" Rap
  18. Lightnin' Slow Blues

Hello Central: The Best of Lightnin' Hopkins (2004)Edit

Lightnin' Hopkins - Hello Central- The Best of Lightnin' Hopkins
Hello Central- The Best of Lightnin' Hopkins
  1. Home In The Woods (No Good Woman)
  2. Hello Central (Give Me Central)
  3. Gotta Move
  4. Broken Hearted Blues
  5. Bald Headed Woman
  6. Buck Dance Boogie (Papa Bones Boogie)
  7. Freight Train
  8. Everybody's Down On Me
  9. Coffee Blues
  10. I'm Begging You
  11. Why Did You Get Mad At Me
  12. Long Way From Texas
  13. Worried Life Blues
  14. Happy New Year
  15. Down To The River
  16. You Do Too (I'll Never Forget The Day)
  17. Tap Dance Boogie
  18. New Short Haired Woman
  19. Tell Me Boogie (Mad As I Can Be)
  20. My Heart To Weep

Cadillac Blues (2005)Edit

Lightnin' Hopkins - Cadillac Blues
Cadillac Blues
  1. Big Black Cadillac Blues
  2. Early In The Morning Blues
  3. Coffee House Blues
  4. I've Been 'Buked And Scorned
  5. Stoll Pigeon Blues
  6. Brand New Car
  7. Drinking In The Blues
  8. Shinin' Blues
  9. Ball Of Twine
  10. Fugitive Blues
  11. G String Blues
  12. Grandma Told Grandpa
  13. Rain
  14. Goin' To Dallas
  15. Last Night
  16. Shake It Baby

The Blues Archives: Lightnin' Hopkins (2008)Edit

The Blues Archives: Lightnin' Hopkins
The Blues Archives: Lightnin' Hopkins
  1. Sante Fe Blues
  2. Goin' Back Home
  3. Good Times
  4. Shake It Baby
  5. I'll Be Gone
  6. Shaggy Dog
  7. Shining Moon
  8. What'd I Say
  9. California Landslide
  10. Talk Of The Town
  11. Don't Wake Me
  12. I'm Gonna Meet My Baby Somewhere
  13. Jake Head
  14. Don't Treat That Man, Way You Treat Me
  15. Big Car Blues
  16. Sittin' Down Thinkin'
  17. Lonesome Dog
  18. Rosie Mae
  19. Leave Jike Mary Alone
  20. Easy On Your Heels
  21. You Treat Poor Lightnin' Wrong

Lightnin' Blues (2011)Edit

Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' Blues
Lightnin' Blues
  1. Chain Gang Blues (Aka Early In The Morning)
  2. Get Off My Toe
  3. You Treat Po' Lightin' Wrong
  4. You Gonna Need Somebody To Go Your Bond (Aka I've Been 'Buked And Scorned)
  5. Medley: Introduction/Big Car Blues
  6. Coffee House Blues
  7. I Heard My Children Crying
  8. Lightnin' Don't Feel Well
  9. I'm Gonna Meet My Baby Somewhere
  10. Don't Treat That Man Way You Treat Me
  11. Stool Pigeon Blues
  12. There's Good Rockin' Tonight

Other SongsEdit

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  1. Born In The Bottoms
  2. Bring Me My Shotgun
  3. Burnin' In L.A.
  4. California Showers
  5. Catfish Blues
  6. Cemetery Blues
  7. Contrary Mary
  8. Conversation Blues
  9. Don't Keep My Baby Long
  10. Don't You Call That Boogie
  11. Give Me Back That Wig
  12. Grandma's Boogie
  13. Grievance Blues
  14. Grosebeck Blues
  15. Hard To Love A Woman
  16. How Long Have It Been Since You Been Home
  17. I Wonder Why
  18. I'm Coming Home
  19. I'm Tired Of Trouble
  20. Last Night Blues
  21. Lonesome Home
  22. Mama's Baby Child
  23. Miss Loretta
  24. My Grandpa Is Too Old
  25. Once A Gambler
  26. Po' Boy
  27. Sail On, Little Girl, Sail On
  28. Santa Fe Blues
  29. Shake That Thing
  30. She's Mine
  31. Take Me Back, Baby
  32. The Foot Race Is On
  33. The Trouble Blues
  34. Tim Moore's Farm
  35. Wonder Why
  36. You Better Watch Yourself
  37. Your Own Fault Baby, To Treat Me The Way You Do

Additional information

Artist information:

b.1912, d.1982

  • Occupation: guitarist, singer-songwriter
  • Instruments: vocals, guitar, piano, organ
Real name:

Lightnin' Hopkins is a performance name for Sam John Hopkins.

Years active:

1946 - 1981

Lightnin' Hopkins was a member of:
Related artists:
  • Joel Hopkins - brother
  • John Henry Hopkins - brother
Record labels:

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