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Audio: “Santa” by Lightnin’ Hopkins

Sam John Hopkins (1912 – 1982), better known as Lightnin’ Hopkins, was an American country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist, and occasional pianist from Houston, Texas. 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…”

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3 comments on “Audio: “Santa” by Lightnin’ Hopkins

  1. Wow you are realy cool and happynes, i like your post

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  2. Daniel Burston
    December 24, 2015

    Thanks for this little gem, Michael. Lightnin’ has always been one of my favorite blues artists. Little known fact – his 1st cousin was Clifton Chenier of Zydaco fame.

    Merry Christmas to you, Eva and your family!

    Dan Burston

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    • Vox Populi
      December 24, 2015

      Happy holidays to you and yours, Dan. I ran into Adam and Gabby at the coop the other day and didn’t recognize them at first. They are both so mature and impressive….

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