SONG OF THE DAY Lightnin’ Hopkins – Awful Dream


If ever an awful dream could be a bearable prospect, it would have to  include today’s track!  Play me this song and dreams can throw whatever horrors they please at me…

Known as one of the best guitarists of all time and ranking at 71 of the Rolling Stone magazine’s greatest guitarists of all time, Lightnin’ Hopkins played country blues with a distinct fingerstyle technique.  Often incorporating the parts of bass, rhythm, lead and percussion all at the same time, he often used the body of his guitar to add rhythm.

The musicologist Robert ‘Mack’ McCormick once described Hopkins as “the embodiment of the jazz-and-poetry spirit, representing its ancient form in the single creator whose words and music are one act” …you can’t really put it better than that now can you!

Awful Dreams appears on Hopkins’ 1962 record, Mojo Hand….Check it out above.

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