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
|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|
|13022||Lightnin' Hopkins||Rare Performances 1960-1979 (DVD, Comp, Mono)||Vestapol Productions||13022||Unknown|