The Complete Aladdin Recordings
Released: Jan 1991
Label: EMI/EMI Records (USA)
Lightnin' Hopkins' reputation rests on these incredible sides, recorded for Aladdin in the 1940s. This is lonesome, haunted country-blues, played Texas-style (with a touch of boogie-woogie shuffle thrown in for good measure). Tracks like "Shotgun" and "Howling Wolf" will work their way into your bones.