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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lightnin' Hopkins Never Did Do Nothing at Lightning Speed

Posted by on Thu, Jul 26, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Here is Mr. Lightnin' Hopkins, lazy...as po' Lightnin' was. Lordy. His showmanship was never less than, "Take it easy baby, ain't no reason to run."

I've sat here all day tryna figure out exactly what to WRITE about this song...but then, I just kept this on repeat listening to each note and watching his hands.

 

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PassMeMyCane 1
Well, I saw him from a few feet away in an Austin bar back in the '70s, and I can testify that he could play licks as fast as Hendrix could. His effortless technique just makes it seem like he's playing slow.
Posted by PassMeMyCane on July 26, 2012 at 4:31 PM · Report this
Keekee 2
Ho hey now!
Posted by Keekee on July 26, 2012 at 11:38 PM · Report this

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