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The Hopkins Brothers: Joel, Lightning & John Henry

The Hopkins Brothers: Joel, Lightning & John Henry

In 1964, Chris Strachwitz recorded a reunion of the three Hopkins brothers (John Henry, Joel, and Samuel “Lightin’” Hopkins) in Waxahachie, Texas. Joel and “Lightin’” had lost track of their older brother John Henry over the years before reuniting with him in a one room shack on the day of this recording. The brothers improvise each track as they sing songs and tell stories of family and women. The result is an album full of authentic, unaltered Texas country Blues. The liner notes tells of the reunion and subsequent recordings.

Track Listing

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See About My Brother John Henry The Hopkins Brothers 4:22
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102
Hot Blooded Woman The Hopkins Brothers 2:05
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103
Black Hannah The Hopkins Brothers 6:05
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104
I Want To Go Fishing The Hopkins Brothers 4:52
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105
Doin' Little Heiffer The Hopkins Brothers 4:30
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106
Hey, Baby Hey The Hopkins Brothers 4:58
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107
Saddle Up My Grey Mare The Hopkins Brothers 3:08
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108
Tell Me, Tell Me The Hopkins Brothers 3:34
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109
Little Girl The Hopkins Brothers 4:05
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110
I Got A Brother In Waxahachie The Hopkins Brothers 3:48
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111
Matchbox Blues The Hopkins Brothers 2:24
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112
Home With Mama The Hopkins Brothers 3:19
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113
Come Down To My House The Hopkins Brothers 4:14
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114
Grosebeck Blues The Hopkins Brothers 4:27
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115
The Dice Game The Hopkins Brothers 1:19
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116
I Walked From Dallas The Hopkins Brothers 3:50
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117
Two Brothers Playing (Going Back To Baden-Baden) The Hopkins Brothers 4:16
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