sabato 16 gennaio 2016

Lightnin' Hopkins - Free Form Patterns (1993 Collectables Records) 1968

Biography : Lightnin' Hopkins originally recorded the ten tracks that make up Free Form Patterns on February 1, 1968, for the International Artists label. Also on that label's roster was the psychedelic group 13th Floor Elevators, which, by 1968, had basically disbanded. For this session, producer Lelan Rogers (Kenny's brother) teamed Hopkins up with Elevators drummer Danny Thomas and bassist Duke Davis. While not as revolutionary as John Lee Hooker's sessions with Canned Heat, Free Form Patterns steers clear of the late-'60s psychedelic trappings that screwed up such similar sessions as Electric Mud. No one tried to bend Hopkins to fit a foreign musical approach on Free Form Patterns; he made the music bend to him. Review by Al Campbell

01.Mr. Charlie 6:59
02.Give Me Time To Think 3:47
03.Fox Chase 2:51
04.Mr. Ditta's Grocery Store 5:28
05.Open Up Your Door 3:54
06.Baby Child 3:34
07.Cooking's Done 3:47
08.Got Her Letter This Morning 4:56
09.Rain Falling 4:33
10.Mini Skirt 3:09

Lightnin' Hopkins - Guitar, Harmonica
Danny Thomas (13th Floor Elevators) - Drums
Duke Davis - Bass

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progDeaf gerEars ha detto...

"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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