The Resource Lightnin' Hopkins : his life and blues, Alan Govenar, (electronic resource)

Lightnin' Hopkins : his life and blues, Alan Govenar, (electronic resource)

Label
Lightnin' Hopkins : his life and blues
Title
Lightnin' Hopkins
Title remainder
his life and blues
Statement of responsibility
Alan Govenar
Title variation
His life and blues
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on scores of interviews with the artist's relatives, friends, lovers, producers, accompanists, managers, and fans, this brilliant biography reveals a man of many layers and contradictions. Following the journey of a musician who left his family's poor cotton farm at age eight carrying only a guitar, the book chronicles his life on the open road playing blues music and doing odd jobs. It debunks the myths surrounding his meetings with Blind Lemon Jefferson and Texas Alexander, his time on a chain gang, his relationships with women, and his lifelong appetite for gambling and drinking. This volume also discusses his hard-to-read personality. Whether playing for black audiences in Houston's Third Ward, for white crowds at the Matrix in San Francisco, or in the concert halls of Europe, Sam Hopkins was a musician who poured out his feelings in his songs and knew how to endear himself to his audience. Yet it was hard to tell if he was truly sincere, and he appeared to trust no one. Finally, this book moves beyond exploring his personal life and details his entire musical career, from his first recording session in 1946, when he was dubbed Lightnin', to his appearance on the national charts. It includes his rediscovery by Mack McCormick and Sam Charters in 1959, when his popularity had begun to wane and a second career emerged, playing to white audiences rather than black ones. Overall, this narrative tells the story of an important blues musician who became immensely successful by singing with a searing emotive power about his country roots and the injustices that informed the civil rights era
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1952-
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Govenar, Alan B.
Dewey number
  • 781.643092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Hopkins, Lightnin'
  • African American musicians
  • Blues musicians
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Lightnin' Hopkins : his life and blues, Alan Govenar, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781569766200
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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11333820
Publisher number
MWT11333820
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Lightnin' Hopkins : his life and blues, Alan Govenar, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781569766200
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11333820
Publisher number
MWT11333820
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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