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Walkin' This Road by Myself is an album by blues musician Lightnin' Hopkins recorded in Texas and released on the Bluesville label.[1][2][3][4]

Walkin' This Road by Myself
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Studio album by
Released1962
RecordedJuly 7, 1961 and February 17 & 20, 1962
Studio ACA Studios (Gold Star Studios), Houston, TX
GenreBlues
Length38:31
LabelBluesville
BVLP 1057
ProducerMack McCormick, Kenneth S. Goldstein
Lightnin' Hopkins chronology
Lightnin' Sam Hopkins
(1962)
Walkin' This Road by Myself
(1962)
Lightnin' and Co.
(1962)

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ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [5]
The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings    [6]

The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings said "This album is notable for "Happy Blues for John Glenn", inspired by media reports of the astronauts successful return to earth from his orbital flight in Friendship 7. The song is not outstanding by Lightnin's standards but it reminds us of one of the reasons why he was an outstanding bluesman".[6]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins except where noted

  1. "Walkin' This Road by Myself" – 4:50
  2. "Black Gal" – 4:08
  3. "How Many More Years I Got to Let You Dog Me Around" – 2:59
  4. "Baby Don't You Tear My Clothes" – 2:53
  5. "Worried Life Blues" – 3:46
  6. "Happy Blues for John Glenn" – 5:21
  7. "Good Morning Little School Girl" (Traditional) – 3:06
  8. "The Devil Jumped the Black Man" – 4:11
  9. "Coffee Blues" – 3:39
  10. "Black Cadillac" – 3:38
  • Recorded at ACA Studios (Gold Star Studios), Houston, TX on July 7, 1961 (tracks 2, 4, 7 & 9) and February 17, 1962 (tracks 1, 3, 8 & 10) and February 20, 1962 (tracks 5 & 6)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Jazzdisco: Prestige Records Catalog: Bluesville 1000 series accessed November 8, 2018
  2. ^ Both Sides Now: Prestige/Bluesville Album Discography accessed November 8, 2018
  3. ^ Wirz' American Music: Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins discography accessed November 8, 2018
  4. ^ O'Brien, T. J. Lightnin' Album of the Week: Week 27 March 12, 2011 accessed November 7, 2018
  5. ^ Walkin' This Road by Myself at AllMusic. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Russell, Tony; Smith, Chris (2006). The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings. London: Penguin. p. 279. ISBN 978-0-140-51384-4.