Samuel John Lightning Hopkins
"I had the one thing you need to be a blues singer. I was born with the blues ."
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My father was a fan of Mr. Hopkins. As am I. When I was a kid working in the fields, one of my fellow workers had grown up with him. Said he was always always playing a guitar. Samuel John Lightning Hopkins is, I believe one of the foundational song writers not just of Texas but of America.