Lightnin' Hopkins - Rare Performances 1960-1979 download album
Those 1960 clips (the first known film of Hopkins, taken by German filmmaker Dietrich Wawzyn) are especially interesting in that they find the bluesman in a Houston bar, playing to the casual approval of patrons from the neighborhood
Sam Hopkins was a Texas country bluesman of the highest caliber whose career began in the 1920s and stretched all the way into the 1980s. Along the way, Hopkins watched the genre change remarkably, but he never appreciably altered his mournful Lone Star sound, which translated onto both acoustic and electric guitar. Hopkins' nimble dexterity made intricate boogie riffs seem easy, and his fascinating penchant for improvising lyrics to fit whatever situation might arise made him a beloved blues troubadour . Katie May," cut on November 9, 1946, in . with Smith lending a hand on the 88s, was Lightnin' Hopkins' first regional seller of note. He recorded prolifically for Aladdin in both . and Houston into 1948, scoring a national R&B hit for the firm with his "Shotgun Blues.
In 1960 German filmmaker Dietrich Wawzyn captured Lightnin' on his Houston home turf, and the clips here of him performing on the street and in a Houston bar are rare glimpses into his milieu (and the earliest known footage of Hopkins). Seven years later, a relaxed Lightnin' delivered engaging folk-blues performances for Seattle folklorists, five of which appear here. In 1970 he painted a masterful and entertaining musical self-portrait in eight songs from the Los Angeles PBS show Boboquivari . Lightnin' Hopkins Rare Performances 1960-1979. How do you rate this item?
Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins (1912-1982) was the embodiment of Texas country blues and inspired novelists, filmmakers, and of course, countless blues singer-guitarists. The stunning impact of his charismatic performances comes fully to life in this video tracing Lightnin's career subsequent to his rediscovery in 1959. In 1960, German filmmaker Dietrich Wavzyn captured Lightnin' on his Houston home turf, and the clips here of him perfoming on the street and in a Houston bar are rare glimpses into his milieu (and the earliest known footage of Hopkins)
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|3||Baby, Please Don't Go|
|5||Take Me Back|
|7||Baby, Scratch My Back|
|8||Couldn't Be Satisfied|
|10||Ain't It Crazy|
|12||Black And Evil|
|14||What'd I Say|
|15||How Long Has It Been|
|17||Ain't No Cadillac|
|18||Black And Evil|
|19||Rock Me Baby|
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- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop, Inc.
- Copyright (c) – Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop, Inc.
- Liner Notes – Mark Humphrey*
- Photography By [Front cover] – Michael P. Smith
NotesRunning Time: 58 minutes
B/W and color
Includes booklet of Vestapol 13022 / Rounder version.