180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl! Pressed at Pallas in Germany!
Another incredible Lightnin’ Hopkins performance, this one with the man on vocal, guitar and piano. Recorded at Nola Penthouse Studios in New York City in November of 1960. Reissue mastered from the original analog master tapes by Ray Staff at Alchemy. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl by Pallas.
This is another in Pure Pleasure’s Candid Series, featuring reissues from an incredible label that met its demise some 40 years ago. The American Candid label has achieved a near legendary status among the critics and the International jazz and blues public. The series was born in 1960 when Archie Bleyer, owner of the Cadence label decided to indulge his love of jazz and blues and create his own line – called Candid. Archie approached Nat Hentoff – a likeable and knowledgeable critic, author and journalist active in New York at the time. Hentoff accepted the challenge of producing the albums and history was made. These Candid titles were very well recorded and the performances generally are stunning. Great sound and music.