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Thursday, February 24, 2011

The Blues According To Lightnin' Hopkins

Thanks to pal Jody for bringing this incredible video to our attention.  Click here to watch the 1967 film of Lightnin's visit to his hometown in Centerville, Texas.

Update!  More Lightnin' from SShark here.


sshark said...

Les Blank also did a short, The Sun's Gonna Shine, using additional footage from Texas. Look for a full color cameo from the Rock Island Railroad! DIG IT here:

TB Turpentine said...

Do you know Lee Blanks movie about Mance Lipscomb? The title is ´A Well Spent Life´ Recommended!

Timmy said...

This is just great stuff. Lightin' was lit up!

hazmania said...

Check out the new book Lightnin' Hopkins: His Life and Blues by Alan Govenar just out. The first comprehenesive bio. BTW, you can buy this video on dvd from Les Blank's website.