Check out these new and used Lightnin’ Hopkins vinyl records LPs for sale. Lightning Hopkins was born in Texas in 1912. He was raised under the influence of the blues. After a stint in prison in the 1930s, he moved to Houston and attempted to break into the music business. This was not successful, and he was back to working as a farm hand in the 1940s. Hopkins try to music again in Houston in the mid-1940s. Lola Ann Cullum of Aladdin Records discovered Hopkins performing on Dowling Street and convinced him to travel to LA and record 12 songs with pianist Wilson Smith. He returned to Houston and started recording for Gold Star Records while continuing to perform constantly. The musicologist Robert McCormick said Lightnin’ Hopkins was “the embodiment of the jazz-and-poetry spirit, representing its ancient form in the single creator whose words and music are one act.” We recommend starting your Lightnin’ Hopkins vinyl collection with the essential Double Blues and Earth Blues. Our inventory is constantly changing, so check back often, or browse our list of vinyl from blues musicians.