Lightning Hopkins youTube Blues Guitar

2008 June 27

Todays video youtube post is Lighning Hopkins, the classic acoustic blues guitar player, he has influenced thousands of players across the world.  He was a Texas Blues player and was inspired by Blind Lemon Jefferson. His music holds an important part in Blues Guitar history. There are two songs here, they speak for themself, in it you’ll hear where many of the riffs and guitar lines that are played across the world have come from. Hopkins often included the talking style of vocals. It’s a music lesson in itself.

Enjoy!

It was about 35 years ago when I first purchased a Stefan Grossman guitar book on blues, in those days, very few music books had guitar TAB. That may sound odd to a lot of people now. The books back then were generally arranged for Piano/ Vocal, that means they had little to do with the guitar and were really just a piano arrangement of the tune. Here’s a few Acoustic Blues Guitar Books worth exploring to help you be a better blues player.

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Stefan Grossman's Early Masters of American Blues Guitar: Mississippi John Hurt - sheet music at www.sheetmusicplus.com
Stefan Grossman’s Early Masters of American Blues Guitar: Mississippi John Hurt Music by Mississippi John Hurt, transcribed by Stefan Grossman. Guitar tablature songbook and examples CD for acoustic guitar. Series: Stefan Grossman’s Early Masters of American Blues Guitar. 96 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AP.F3176GTA)
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Complete Acoustic Blues Method: Beginning Acoustic Blues Guitar - sheet music at www.sheetmusicplus.com Complete Acoustic Blues Method: Beginning Acoustic Blues Guitar By Lou Manzi. For Guitar. Guitar Method or Supplement. Acoustic; Blues. Book & CD. Published by Alfred Publishing. (22866)
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Stefan Grossman's Early Masters of American Blues Guitar: Blind Blake - sheet music at www.sheetmusicplus.com
Stefan Grossman’s Early Masters of American Blues Guitar: Blind Blake Music by Blind Blake, transcribed by Stefan Grossman. Guitar tablature songbook and examples CD for acoustic guitar. Series: Stefan Grossman’s Early Masters of American Blues Guitar. 96 pages. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AP.F3432GTA)
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6 Responses leave one →
  1. 2009 April 16
    Juanjo Vega permalink

    Hi dude,

    I’m looking for a Lightnin’ Hopkins songbook, but even looking at amazon I can only find books which may contain one or two songs.

    I want an only Hopkins’ songbook!

    Do you know something?

    Greetings!

  2. 2009 August 21
    romeo permalink

    Is he playing a Gibson J-160e in this video?

  3. 2009 December 28
    HippyHawk permalink

    I like this also. Though it seemed a little out of tune compared to the other blues player of that day. I liked the talk along voice and I couldn’t help but noticed he droned the low E note through all the chord changes. It almost looks like an open tuning.
    Thanks

  4. 2009 December 31
    AJCBlackstone permalink

    —I NEVER COMMENT ON ANYTHING but just had to here. Lightning Hopkins is got to be one of the best and he never gets credit

    THANK YOU 4 giving it to him and please mention in some way “Black Caddilac”

    Thank you thankyou thakyou

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