The Blues Accordin’ to Lightnin’ Hopkins (1968)

The great Texas bluesman Lightnin’ Hopkins is captured brilliantly in this deeply moving film. Blank reveals Lightnin’s inspiration, and features a generous helping of classic blues. The film includes performances at an outdoor barbeque and a black rodeo, and a visit to his boyhood town of Centerville, Texas. This powerful portrait is among Blank’s special masterworks.

By Les Blank with Skip Gerson
31 minutes
ISBN: 0-933621-04-3

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