lightnin hopkins

lightnin hopkins

TBTB Lightnin Hopkins _Celebrating Birthday

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Today we celebrate the Birthday of Sam 'Lightnin' Hopkins, Texas Blues Legend! Sam John Hopkins (March 15, 1912 – January 30, 1982, better known as Lightnin’ Hopkins, was an American country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist, and occasional pianist, from Centerville, Texas. Rolling Stone magazine ranked Hopkins number 71 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Musicologist Robert "Mack" McCormick opined that Hopkins is "the embodiment of the jazz-and-poetry spirit, representing its ancient form in the single creator whose words and music are one act".