Strums The Blues
This is a Record Store Day 2019 item. It will be available to purchase in store only April 13th, 2019. Remaining stock will be available to purchase from this page at 12:00 PM on April 14th.
RSD 2019. 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. 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.
Record Store Day 2019 Release. 180 Gram Vinyl.