Please note: new street date is August 17. Remastered from original 1959 Master Tapes, Classic Folkways style tip-on jackets featuring original liner notes. Texas bluesman Samuel “Lightnin’” Hopkins’ musical career was reignited by this 1959 release. With the aid of a little gin and a borrowed acoustic guitar, musicologist Sam Charters recorded Hopkins in his tiny apartment in Houston, Texas. The result is nine tracks of pure country blues and Hopkins’ reminiscences of his time performing with Blind Lemon Jeerson.This vinyl reissue is part of Folkways Records’ 70th anniversary celebration series, revisiting some of the most iconic and inuential albums released on the record label, starting with Lightnin’ Hopkins (FSLP03822), Woody Guthrie (FWLP02485), and Jospeh Spence (FWLP03844).