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Sam John Hopkins, March 15, 1912 – January 30, 1982, better known as Lightnin’ Hopkins, was an American country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist and occasional pianist, from Houston, Texas. Rolling Stone magazine included Hopkins at number 71 on their list of the 100 greatest guitarists of all time. Robert "Mack" McCormick stated, "Hopkins is the embodiment of the jazz-and-poetry spirit, representing its ancient form in the single creator whose words and music are one act".

Mance Lipscomb (1895-1976) was born in Texas. His father was African-American and had been enslaved. His mother was mixed-race: African-American and Choctaw. He took the name Mance, short for "emancipation." Lipscomb spent his life as a Sharecropper. It wasn't until he was "discovered" and recorded by two white musicologists that he was heralded as a musician. He became an important figure in the folk music revival of the 1960's influencing Dylan and Janis Joplin among others.

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Mance Lipscomb (April 9, 1895 – January 30, 1976) was a blues singer, guitarist and songster. Lipscomb spent most of his life working as a tenant farmer in Texas and was "discovered" and recorded by Mack McCormick and Chris Strachwitz in 1960 during the country blues revival. He released many albums of blues, ragtime, Tin Pan Alley and folk music, singing and accompanying himself on acoustic guitar. He had a "dead-thumb" finger-picking guitar technique, and an expressive voice.

Nov. 26, 2015 - NewYorkTimes.com - Obituary: Mack McCormick, student of Texas blues, dies at 85

The famed musicologist’s obsession with history made him one of the great chroniclers of American music.

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Sam “Lightnin´” Hopkins (15 de marzo de 1912 – 30 de enero de 19821 ) fue un guitarrista y cantante de country blues nacido en Houston, Texas, Estados Unidos. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightnin'_Hopkins http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightnin'_Hopkins Robert "Mack" McCormick stated, "Hopkins is the embodiment of the jazz-and-poetry spirit, representing its ancient form in the single creator whose words and music are one act" (wikipedia)

Mack McCormick, Student of Texas Blues, Dies at 85 - The New York Times

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