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Lightnin' Hopkins- Where Did You Stay Last Night? (Jack Frost's Extended Blues Edit)

Jack Frost on April 06, 2014 20:05

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    Houston's poet-in-residence for 35 years, Hopkins recorded more albums than any other bluesman. His New York Times obituary named him as one of the great country blues musicians and perhaps the greatest single influence on rock guitar players.

    Hopkins' style was born from spending many hours playing informally without a backing band. His distinctive fingerstyle playing often included playing, in effect, bass, rhythm, lead, percussion, and vocals, all at the same time. He played both "alternating" and "monotonic" bass styles incorporating imaginative, often chromatic turnarounds and single-note lead lines. Tapping or slapping the body of his guitar added rhythmic accompaniment.

    Much of Hopkins' music follows the standard 12-bar blues template but his phrasing was very free and loose. Many of his songs were in the talking blues style, but he was a powerful and confident singer. Lyrically his songs chronicled the problems of life in the segregated south, bad luck in love and other usual subjects of the blues idiom. He did however deal with these subjects with humor and good nature. Many of his songs are filled with double entendres and he was known for his humorous introductions

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