Montag, 21. Februar 2022

Lightnin Hopkins - Free Form Patterns (1968)

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.

Tracklist:

1. Mr Charlie
2. Give Me Time To Think
3. Fox Chase
4. Mr Ditta's Grocery Store
5. Open Up Your Door
6. Baby Child
7. Cookings Done
8. Got Her Letter This Morning
9. Rain Falling
10. Mini Skirt

Lightnin Hopkins - Free Form Patterns (1968)
(320 kbps, cover art included)

9 Kommentare:

Anonym hat gesagt…

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zero hat gesagt…

Thanks a lot for your feedback, you are welcome!

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Cri hat gesagt…

Hello Zero, my compliments too!

The Masaccio of Gonzo hat gesagt…

Thank you for posting!

zero hat gesagt…

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goinsidemyhead hat gesagt…

Your remarks "Free Form Patterns" steers clear of the late-'60s psychedelic trappings that screwed up such similar sessions as Electric Mud." sound like a typical old fart. I guess you missed the boat on 60's. Many British and American rock bands psychedelicized blues music which breathed new life into a stagnant art form.
Rejuvenating the careers of many blues artists. I found it fascinating when the original blues artist was part of the mind expanding experience.

zero hat gesagt…

No one tried to bend Hopkins to fit a foreign musical approach on "Free Form Patterns"; he made the music bend to him.

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