The Blues Accordin’ to Lightnin’ Hopkins

(1968 Documentary)

March 15, 1912 – January 30, 1982

Director Les Blank’s 1968 documentary “The Blues Accordin’ to Lightnin’ Hopkins.”

Lightnin’ Hopkins is captured brilliantly in this deeply moving documentary. The film reveals Lightnin’s inspiration, and features a generous helping of classic blues. Including performances at an outdoor barbeque, a black rodeo, and a visit to Centerville, Texas; Lightnin’s home town.

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