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THE BLUES ACCORDING TO LIGHTNIN’ HOPKINS

 

To me, it seems self-evident that all good music comes from the blues. In “The Blues According to Lightnin’ Hopkins,” documentary filmmaker Les Blank captures a moment with one of the finest bluesmen that ever was.  Shot in 1960’s rural Texas, where cowboys ride free and bootleg whiskey flows, Lightnin’ is in top form here and it’s well worth watching for the party scene alone.

Watch the full version here: http://www.hulu.com/watch/498885