Brixton Wednesdays On Wax: Albert King & Lightnin’ Hopkins
This week we’re excited to share some electric-blues from some of the best of all time: Albert “The Velvet Bulldozer” King and Sam “Lightnin’” Hopkins.
Albert King – Sensational, Communication Together
Albert King, one of the “Three Kings” of Blues along with Freddie & B.B., is personally one of my favorite Blues musicians ever without a doubt. I especially love his live-for-TV album In Session he recorded with Stevie Ray Vaughan, it still gets played on PBS from time to time so if you see it make sure you watch it. Here’s a couple from his 1976 release Truckload Of Lovin’.
“Sensation, Communication Together”
“Gonna Make It Somehow”
Lightnin’ Hopkins – War is Started/Louisiana Woman
Lightnin’ Hopkins is as about as raw as you can get when it comes to Blues. These two songs are featured on the 1981 LP Lightnin Strikes Back under different names (“War Is Starting Again” & “I’ve Got Me A Louisiana Woman’) and I don’t quite know why… If someone out there does please feel free to tell us in the “comments” below.
“War Is Started”