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Mojo hand : the life and music of Lightnin' Hopkins

Author: Timothy J O'Brien; David A Ensminger
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2013.
Series: Brad and Michele Moore roots music series.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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'Mojo Hand' follows Lightin' Hopkins's life and music from the acoustic country blues that he began performing in childhood, through the rise of 1950s rock 'n' roll, which nearly derailed his career, to his reinvention and international success as a pioneer of electric folk blues from the 1960s to the 1980s.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Lightnin' Hopkins; Lightnin' Hopkins
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy J O'Brien; David A Ensminger
ISBN: 9780292745155 029274515X
OCLC Number: 805892396
Description: xii, 272 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: East Texas cotton picking blues --
Can't leave home blues --
Bad luck and trouble blues --
The war is over --
Folksinger blues --
Too many drivers --
Vietnam War blues --
Heaven, Hell, or Houston --
Po' lightnin' --
Epilogue : remember me.
Series Title: Brad and Michele Moore roots music series.
Responsibility: by Timothy J. O'Brien and David Ensminger.

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Tells the story of one of America's greatest bluesmen, whose deeply authentic songs and unique style of guitar playing indelibly shaped modern roots, blues, rock 'n' roll, singer-songwriter, and folk  Read more...

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