Archive of films The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins / The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins

USA
1969, 31 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Tribute to Les Blank
Year: 2008

A lively portrait of great Texas bluesman Sam “Lightnin’” Hopkins (1912–1982), a key figure in the transition from country to city blues, and one of the most prolific blues artists of the 20th century. Includes performances of classic blues at an outdoor barbeque and black rodeo.


Synopsis

The great Texas bluesman Sam “Lightnin’” Hopkins (1912–1982) is captured brilliantly in this deeply moving film. A key figure in the transition from country to city blues, Hopkins recorded for a host of labels and was one of the most prolific blues artists of the 20th century. Blank reveals Hopkins’ inspiration, visits his boyhood town, and films performances of classic blues at an outdoor barbeque and black rodeo.

Contacts

Flower Films
10341 San Pablo Avenue, 94530, El Cerrito
United States of America
Tel: +1 510 525 0942
Fax: +1 510 525 1204
E-mail: [email protected]
www: www.lesblank.com

About the film

Color, 16 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Tribute to Les Blank
   
Director: Les Blank
Dir. of Photography: Les Blank
Music: Lightnin’ Hopkins
Editor: Les Blank
Producer: Les Blank
Production: Flower Films
Cast: Lightnin’ Hopkins, Billy Bizor
Contact: Flower Films

Guests

Les Blank

Film Director

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