Houston Ghetto Blues

by Hop Wilson

(1988) Bullseye Blues #CD BB 9538

Personnel Hop Wilson: Guitar, Vocals; Pete Douglas: Guitar; Elmore Nixon: Piano; Slim Parker: Bass; Lee Ivory Semien: Drums, Vocals
Description A compilation of some of the best songs of one of the fathers of Texas blues. Most of this stuff was recorded in the early 60s.
Posted By Jim Burger (4613)
Directory Recordings: Blues
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On 12/6/1999, Jim Burger (4613) posted:
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Hop Wilson was clearly a very influential Texas bluesman, and he was given his deserved deference by Albert Collins and Johnny Copeland in their album "Showdown!" He's definitely got a little Elmore James in him, while he also punctuates his vocal verses with nice little bluesy fills. Nonetheless, I find Wilson's guitar only average and his playing not very varied.

This album includes two recordings of Hop Wilson's signature song "My Woman has a Black Cat Bone."