Lightnin’ Hopkins, “Mr. Charlie”

Texas bluesman Lightnin’ Hopkins had the amazing ability to make you feel the pain of his hard luck characters, but there’s no story more touching than his famous and rather poignant tale, “Mr. Charlie.” It’s the touching tale of a young boy with a bad stutter and the older man he works for. This particular performance was recorded in 1968 by documentarian Les Blank.

 

 

This particular performance was recorded in 1968 by documentarian Les Blank for his fantastic short documentary, The Blues Accordin’ To Lightnin’ Hopkins, which can be viewed below:

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