Joel Hopkins

Vocals, Guitar

Date of Birth:  January 3, 1904    Centerville, TX

Date of Death:  February 15, 1975    Galveston, TX

Place of Burial:  Centerville Cemetery

                          North Polk at E. Carrington Street

                          Centerville, TX 75833

Has Marker:  Not Located (unmarked?)

Grave Location:  Unknown


The Hopkins Brothers, Arhoolie (CD-340)

Rural Blues, Volume 2: 1951-1962, Document Records (DOCD-5619).



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Cohn, Lawrence. Nothing But the Blues. New York: Abbeville Press, 1993.

Govenar, Alan. Texas Blues: The Rise of a Contemporary Sound. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2008.

______. Lightnin’ Hopkins – His Life and Blues. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2010.

Groom, Bob. The Blues Revival. London: Studio Vista Limited, 1971.

Harris, Sheldon. Blues Who’s Who. New York: Da Capo Press, 1979.

Leadbitter, Michael (Ed.). Nothin’ But the Blues. London: Hanover Books Ltd., 1971.

O’Brien, Timothy J. and David Ensminger. Mojo Hand – The Life and Music of Lightnin’ Hopkins. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2013.

Oliver, Paul. The Story of The Blues. Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1997.

Santelli, Robert. The Big Book Of Blues. New York: Penguin Books, 2001 (revised).

The Hopkins Brothers (Arhoolie CD-340)

L-R: Joel, Sam, John Henry Hopkins

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