Lightnin' went Electric in the late 60's, and it was relatively shortlived. ... more
Lightnin' went Electric in the late 60's, and it was relatively shortlived. The Success he had as an acoustic player didn't cross over to the Electric axe, with his tone higher up the fretboard sound thin and annoying most of the time.
I'm not sure it's the J45, or a different model, but it's a Gibson dread for ... more
I'm not sure it's the J45, or a different model, but it's a Gibson dread for sure.
Visible on the cover of *The Texas Bluesman*. more
Visible on the cover of The Texas Bluesman.
"Known for finessing a handful of chords on his Gibson J-50 into a career’s w... more
"Known for finessing a handful of chords on his Gibson J-50 into a career’s worth of gritty, powerful blues tunes, Lightnin’ Hopkins occupies a unique space within the context of 20th century blues, thanks to his economical guitar style and gift for haunting storytelling."
Producer Steve Hoffman has stated his use of the LA-2A for Hopkins. > My T... more
Producer Steve Hoffman has stated his use of the LA-2A for Hopkins.
My Teletronix LA-2A, ganged for stereo or mono reproduction via the handy toggle switch in the center of the two units. (...) I've used it on countless projects, Nat "King" Cole, Frank Sinatra, Beach Boys, Doors, Eagles, Ringo, McCartney, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, Ray Charles, Peggy Lee, Jethro Tull, Chuck Berry, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Van Morrison, White Stripes, Tom Petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ella Fitzgerald, Yes, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Steely Dan, Steppenwolf, Bad Company, Jim Croce, Elvis Presley, Billie Holiday, Judy Garland, Dave Mason, Paul Simon, America, The Band, Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Cars, ZZ Top, James Taylor, Art Pepper, Steve Miller Band, Queen, Rod Stewart, Duke Ellington, John Lee Hooker, Al Jolson, Roy Orbison, Bing Crosby, Sammy Davis, Jr., The Who, Lightnin' Hopkins, Bill Haley & his Comets, Miles Davis, Mamas and Papas, Blue Öyster Cult, The Byrds, Eric Clapton, Bill Evans Trio, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Phil Collins, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Jeff Beck, Doobie Bros., Faces, Grand Funk, Heart, Billy Joel, Linda Ronstadt, Ten Years After, Grant Green, Wes Montgomery, Pat Benetar [sic], Elton John, Leon Russell, Metallica. etc.