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Lightnin' Hopkins - Rare Performances 1960-1979 flac album

Lightnin' Hopkins - Rare Performances 1960-1979 flac album
  • Performer Lightnin' Hopkins
  • Title Rare Performances 1960-1979
  • Date of release 1995
  • Style Texas Blues, Country Blues
  • Other formats ASF AIFF VQF MPC DTS AHX FLAC
  • Genre Blues
  • Size MP3 1444 mb
  • Size FLAC 1909 mb
  • Rating: 4.8
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Running 58 minutes, this shows Lightnin' Hopkins in a variety of settings: public television spots, 1967 d footage with no-frills camerawork, and at a Texas bar in 1960. 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. This compilation isn't, to be frank, the most mesmerizing of blues videos, due to the pretty homogenous quality of Hopkins' tunes, which include both originals.

Samuel John "Lightnin'" Hopkins (March 15, 1912 – January 30, 1982) was an American country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist and occasional pianist, from Centerville, Texas. Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 71 on its list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. The musicologist Robert "Mack" McCormick opined that Hopkins is "the embodiment of the jazz-and-poetry spirit, representing its ancient form in the single creator whose words and music are one act".

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 ear. Texas has given the world generations of extraordinary blues singer-guitarists, of whom none made a deeper impression than Sam "Lightnin'" Hopkins (1912-1982). The stunning impact of his charismatic performances comes fully to lie in this DVD tracing Lightnin's career subsequent to his rediscovery in 1959. 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)

Great Texas bluesman Lightnin' Hopkins, under the watchful eye of a very young Joan Baez, performs "Let's Pull a Party. From the DVD "Texas Blues Guitar  . Ain’t no Cadillac by Sam Lightnin’ Hopkins. That’s just one little gem from Lightnin’ Hopkins - ‘Rare Performances 1960-1979’. Ain't No Cadillac (Live) Sam Lightnin' Hopkins. Julianna's Music Goodies. On my way to the dentist I listened to the album called This Was by Jethro Tull. It was left in the car by my other half.

Guitar Sheet Music Blues Lightnin' Hopkins. Lightnin' Hopkins Rare Performances 1960-1979. Format : Performance DVD. By Lightnin' Hopkins. For Guitar (Electric). DVD. Duration 58 minutes. Published by Grossman's Guitar Workshop. Composer/Artist : Lightnin' Hopkins Instrumentation

Tracklist

1 Lonesome Road
2 Lightnin's Blues
3 Baby, Please Don't Go
4 Mojo Hand
5 Take Me Back
6 Hurricane Beulah
7 Baby, Scratch My Back
8 Couldn't Be Satisfied
9 Questionnaire Blues
10 Ain't It Crazy
11 Shining Moon
12 Black And Evil
13 Lightnin's Boogie
14 What'd I Say
15 How Long Has It Been
16 Mojo Hand
17 Ain't No Cadillac
18 Black And Evil
19 Rock Me Baby

Companies, etc.

  • Distributed By – Music Sales Limited
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Stefan Grossman's Guitar Workshop, Inc.

Credits

  • Liner Notes – Mark Humphrey*
  • Photography By [Front cover] – Michael P. Smith

Notes

Running Time: 58 minutes
B/W and color

Includes booklet of Vestapol 13022 / Rounder version.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
13022 Lightnin' Hopkins Rare Performances 1960-1979 ‎(DVD, Comp, Mono) Vestapol Productions 13022 Unknown