Sam enquired of many people Lightnin's where abouts who were all carefully vague but word was passing and the next morning a car pulled up beside his at a red light when a thin man in dark glasses said "you looking for me" Lightnin' had found him.
After convincing Lightnin' that he was serious about recording him Sam got him a guitar and a bottle of gin, they went back to Lightnin's room and recorded the album there with Sam holding the microphone in his hand moving it up to Lightnin's head when he was singing and down to the guitar when he was playing a solo. The album was first released at around the time the book The Country Blues came out and was an instant success and gave Lightnin's career a well deserved lease of new life.
The resulting record was one of the greatest albums in Hopkins' catalog, a skeletal record that is absolutely naked in its loneliness and haunting in its despair. It remains an estimable record". Charters was used. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lightnin' Hopkins. Retrieved November 7, The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings.
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