Lightnin’ Hopkins and Sonny Terry, “Take a Trip With Me”

Such a beautiful groove by the Texan troubadour. The video is made of scenes from the documentary film “The Blues Accordin’ to Lightnin’ Hopkins” (1967). It might be Billy Bizor or Sidney Maiden on the harp in the film though, rather than Sonny Terry. If you like Lightnin’, and you like the blues, listen to him sing “Mr Charlie your rollin’ mill is burnin’ down”. He tells a little story and everything. I love it:

“You may see a fast life woman sittin’ round a whiskey joint,
Yes, you know, she’ll be sittin’ there smilin’,
‘Cause she knows some man gonna buy her half a pint,
Take it easy, fast life woman, ’cause you ain’t gon’ live always…”

Ouch!

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