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The American Folk-Blues Festival: All About The Croaker!

Report and Interview by David Griffiths, Record Mirror, 10 October 1964

Long John Baldry talks to RM's David Griffiths about the Folk-Blues Festival ...

Howlin' Wolf, Sleepy John Estes, Lightnin' Hopkins, Sonny Boy Williamson et al: American Blues Festival, Fairfield Halls, Croydon

Live Review by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 24 October 1964


Albums from Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly and more

Review by Robert Shelton, The New York Times, 27 February 1966

An Old Folk Line On a New Label ...

Lightnin' Hopkins: Bluebird Blues (Fontana 688803 ZL)

Review by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 8 October 1966

Lightnin' strikes again ...

Albums from Howlin' Wolf, Dr. Ross and Lightnin' Hopkins

Review by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 15 October 1966


Tempo: R&B and Jazz Album Reviews

Review by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, November 1966

FOR SOME reason, recordings of live rock and roll shows are selling very well. You can hardly hear the music above the enthusiastic audience response ...

Lightnin' Hopkins: Earth Blues (Minit MLL40006E.)

Review by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 28 September 1968

SAM HOPKINS, one of the great Texas bluesmen, is well represented on records but this new release of some of his early titles is an ...

Payin' Some Dues — Blues at Ann Arbor

Live Review by Miller Francis jr., The Great Speckled Bird, 18 August 1969

"I'd like for them to hear the real things. I don't think yet that most of the white people like my music because it's blues. I ...

Doors' Soft Parade leads US underground LP releases

Review by uncredited writer, Record Mirror, 13 September 1969

THE DOORS: The Soft Parade — 'Tell All The People'; 'Touch Me'; 'Shaman's Blues'; 'Do It'; 'Easy Ride'; 'Wild Child'; 'Runnin' Blue'; 'Wishful Sinful'; 'The ...

Albums from Lighthouse, Delaney & Bonnie, Karen Dalton, Lightnin' Hopkins, The Modern Jazz Quartet

Review by Wayne Robins, The Berkeley Barb, 5 December 1969

FROM THIS week's flood of albums come a few disappointing second LP's by some promising performers, a pleasant surprise from a talented newcomer, an outstanding ...

Rocking Chair

Column by Michael Lydon, Fusion, September 1972

JUNE TODAY, not busting out in Boston where the sky is as grey as the pigeons, but here. My trip has continued from Bloomington across ...

Lightnin' Hopkins: Lightnin' Strikes

Retrospective by Tony Russell, The History of Rock, 1983

When the great bluesman Big Bill Broonzy died in 1958 there were some who obituarised him as the last of the blues singers. ...

Arhoolie Records: Do-It-Yourself Library Of Congress

Interview by Gene Santoro, Pulse!, February 1987

Arhoolie Records' Chris Strachwitz is Still Finding Great Music in Out-of-the-Way Places ...

The Dirty Dozen: Twelve gritty new blues CDs

Review by Ted Drozdowski, The Boston Phoenix, 7 June 1999

HERE'S MUD IN your ear: a dozen new or reissued blues albums that capture the gritty spirit of the music in a passel of different ...

Various Artists: Blues albums

Review by Ben Edmonds, Rolling Stone, 24 May 2001

A BOUNTY OF classic blues albums has recently become available on CD, fortified with bonus tracks and unissued material. ...

When Lightnin' Strikes: Billy Gibbons and Dan Auerbach talk Lightnin' Hopkins

Interview by Ted Drozdowski, Guitar World, October 2012

BILLY GIBBONS AND Dan Auerbach are standing shoulder to shoulder on Easy Eye Studio's checkerboard floor, trading lazy blues licks through a battered old Gibson ...

John Sebastian & Lightnin' Hopkins: The Odd Couple

Retrospective and Interview by Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 25 September 2014

"HOUSTON HAD A special message for me as a young musician, and it came directly through Lightnin' Hopkins," John Sebastian says from his home in ...


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