• lightnin' hopkins Shootin' Fire (CD, £14.75)

    label: Cicadelic Records

    Lightnin' Hopkins recorded over a dozen songs for the Clarity Music Company at the "ACA" Recording Studio in Houston in April of 1969. Since the 1970s some of these songs got released on haphazard compilations with the bass and drums mixed too high, the guitar leads mixed too low, and excessive "reverb" in an attempt to make Lightnin' sound more contemporary. Now, for the first time ever, the original 4-track masters have been remixed without any of the extraneous studio misjudgments that marred the previous releases. As an added bonus you get previously unreleased recordings such as 'Movin' On Out When The Saints March In', 'Old House Torn Down', 'Mistrust My Baby And She Mistrust Me', and 'Baby Please Don't Do Me Wrong'. A large selection of never before seen photos, contracts, and documents rounds out this collection of rarities. TRACKS: 01. Born In The Bottom 02. Rainy Day In Houston 03. A Man Like Me Is Hard To Find 04. Got A Letter This Morning 05. Moving On Out 06. Shinin' Moon 07. Feel Like Ballin' The Jack 08. Stinking Foot 09. December 7, 1941 10. My Baby Ain't Got No Shoes 11. My Baby Was Crying For Bread 12. My Little Darling 13. Go Ahead - Battle Hymn Of The Republic 14. Shake That Thing 15. Mistrust My Baby And She Mistrusts Me 16. Moving On Out When The Saints March In 17. Old House Torn Down 18. Baby Please Don't Do Me Wrong 19. Good As Old Time Religion 20. I'm Shootin' Fire


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