C&L's Late Nite Music Club With Lightnin' Hopkins

About 15 years before he passed away in 1982, I got to spend some time with Texas blues original Lightnin' Hopkins. He was playing dates in the Village and I was seeing him a lot and I asked him if he would come out and play my school, Stony Brook, which he did. He had had a tremendous influence on the most important American artists of the time, from Jimi Hendrix to the Dead. (He was a little too rootsy for the British blues afficianados but was a fave of Roky Erickson's band, the Thirteenth Floor Elevators.) I can't remember which album "What's the Matter Now? originally came from; I got it off Anthology: Mojo Hand Rhino released in 1993.


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