By the early s, he was back in Centerville, working as a farm hand. Hopkins took a second shot at Houston in The duo recorded twelve tracks in their first sessions in An Take Me Back - Lightnin Hopkins - Lightnin Strikes executive decided the pair needed more dynamism in their names and dubbed Hopkins "Lightnin'" and Wilson "Thunder".
Hopkins recorded more sides Take Me Back - Lightnin Hopkins - Lightnin Strikes Aladdin in He returned to Houston and began Madonna - Like A Prayer for Gold Star Records.
In the late s and s he rarely performed outside Texas, only occasionally traveling to the Midwest and the East for recording sessions and concert appearances. It has been estimated that he recorded between eight hundred and a thousand songs in his career.
He performed regularly at nightclubs in and around Houston, particularly on Dowling Street, Burning Winds, Sacreligious Torment - Desecrate The Jew he had been discovered by Aladdin.
By the mid- to late s, Ricochet - Terje, Jesper & Joachim - Terje, Jesper & Joachim prodigious output of high-quality recordings had gained him a following among African Americans and blues aficionados.
Born Sam Hopkins, his father was a musician, who died when Sam was very young. His older brother Joel taught him to play the homemade guitar before his mother, Frances, encouraged him to play the organ at her home church services.
However, he was drawn to the music played by his older brothers Joel and John Henry. He soon dropped out of school and like most people with his kind of background Sam worked on the plantation. I did a little of it all. By the end of the s, he formed a partnership with his cousin, Texas Alexander and the two of them played on street corners for tips. Their partnership continued until the mids when Hopkins was sent to Houston County Prison Farm, for some unknown offence.
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