Lightnin’ Hopkins …my favorite pic of Lightnin'. You can tell this guy loved to laugh as much as he like to play.

Lightin Hopkins one of the best blues players that ever lived R. Mr Hopkins you did your part.

Lightnin Hopkins:Sam John Hopkins (March 15, 1912 – January 30, 1982), better known as Lightnin’ Hopkins, was an American country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist and occasional pianist, from Houston, Texas. Rolling Stone magazine included Hopkins at number 71 on their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time.

Captivating Black-And-White Photos Chronicle The Early Days Of R&B

Black-And-White Photos Chronicle The Early Days Of Rhythm And Blues - Benny Joseph, Sam “Lightnin’” Hopkins, Houston, © Benny Joseph. Courtesy International Center of Photography.

The great Lightnin' Hopkins from Houston what a great giant of the Blues.   All original faust muri....

Lightnin Hopkins Ash Grove Here's a photo of Texas bluesman Sam "Lightnin'"…

Lightnin' Hopkins Painting - Lightnin Hopkins by Debra Hurd

Lightnin' Hopkins Painting - Lightnin Hopkins by Debra Hurd

Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins learned the blues from Blind Lemon Jefferson in the Twenties. He was a ferocious electric stylist in the Fifties, though he's perhaps best known for his nimble acoustic fingerpicking during the Sixties folk-blues revival.

100 Greatest Guitarists: David Fricke's Picks

Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins learned the blues from Blind Lemon Jefferson in the Twenties. He was a ferocious electric stylist in the Fifties, though he's perhaps best known for his nimble acoustic fingerpicking during the Sixties folk-blues revival.

Blues legend Texan Lightnin’ Hopkins made a cigar-box guitar with chicken-wire strings when he was eight. During the course of his lifetime, he recorded more than eighty-five albums and toured the world. Photograph by James Fraher, Copyright James Fraher, 1970

Blues legend Texan Lightnin’ Hopkins made a cigar-box guitar with chicken-wire strings when he was eight. Recorded more than 85 albums touring the world -::- James Fraher pic Copyright James Fraher, 1970

Masters of the Country Blues: Lightnin Hopkins and Roosevelt Sykes [DVD] [1993]

Masters of the Country Blues: Lightnin Hopkins and Roosevelt Sykes [DVD] [1993]

Lightnin' Hopkins - Smokes Like Lightning (Vinyl)

Lightnin' Hopkins - Smokes Like Lightning (Vinyl)

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