Nicky Hopkins

July 10, 2020 6:30 am Published by

Can’t believe I’ve never heard of him before. This dude was on a lot of amazing music. This post is a pretty great narrowing down of 15 songs he stands out in.

That last linked post starts out with this: Hopkins was but a teenager when he began working as a professional musician in 1960, joining Screaming Lord Sutch and the Savages, a gig that would soon lead to his role in English blues harpist Cyril Davies’ R&B All-Stars. While many of the forthcoming British Invasion bands were still figuring out what they were doing, Davies and the All-Stars were performing and recording high-energy rhythm & blues like “Country Line Special” a 1963 single that featured the young Hopkins’ locomotive piano.

I was debating which song to post from that collection, but Country Line Special is pretty damn good:

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