Houston Music

Lightnin' Hopkins' Six Best Songs, By Mr. Blues In Hi-Fi

Tomorrow, Rocks Off - and, we hope, a lot of our readers - will drag our raggedy asses out of bed and over to Project Row Houses in Third Ward at 10 a.m. to witness something incredible: The dedication of a Texas State Historical Marker to the greatest bluesman to ever hang his hat in Houston, Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins.

Rocks Off has been following this story since the beginning, and we have to say, we never thought something like this would happen at all. Then we never thought it would happen so soon. But R. Eric Davis has pulled it off, with a lot of help from the Houston Blues Society, House of Blues and a lot of generous private donors who also recognize what a big deal this is even if the City of Houston itself could care less.

Rocks Off asked Clint Broussard, host of KTRU's Blues In Hi-Fi, to tell us a few of his favorite Lightnin' songs. Take it away, Clint...

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Chris Gray has been Music Editor for the Houston Press since 2008. He is the proud father of a Beatles-loving toddler named Oliver.
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