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The sun's gonna shine The blues accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins

Author: Les BlankSkip GersonLightnin' HopkinsBilly BizorMance LipscombAll authors
Publisher: El Cerrito, CA : Flower Films, [198-?]
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A lyrical recreation of Lightnin' Hopkins' decision at age eight to stop chopping cotton and start singing for his living (1st work) ; Hopkins' words and songs provide a musical portrait of the black culture of Texas, which reaches back to poverty, hard times, and a deep love of the land. (2nd work).
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Genre/Form: Short films
Experimental films
Biographical films
Named Person: Lightnin' Hopkins; Lightnin' Hopkins
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Les Blank; Skip Gerson; Lightnin' Hopkins; Billy Bizor; Mance Lipscomb; Flower Films (Firm)
ISBN: 0933621043 9780933621046
OCLC Number: 34856846
Notes: Originally released as motion picture in 1969.
Performer(s): The sun's gonna shine: Lightnin' Hopkins, guitar, vocals ; Billy Bizor, harmonica ; Wendell Anderson.
The blues accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins: Lightnin' Hopkins, Billy Bizor, Mance Lipscomb, Ruth "Blues" Ames.
Description: 1 videocassette (41 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS (NTSC).
Contents: The sun's gonna shine (10:00) --
The blues accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins (31:00).
Other Titles: Blues accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins.
Responsibility: by Les Blank with Skip Gerson ; by Flower Films.

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A lyrical recreation of Lightnin' Hopkins' decision at age eight to stop chopping cotton and start singing for his living (1st work) ; Hopkins' words and songs provide a musical portrait of the black culture of Texas, which reaches back to poverty, hard times, and a deep love of the land. (2nd work).

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