Bob Dylan: Something Was Happening, But I Didn’t Know What It Was
David Dalton, Gadfly, September 2000
IN THE SPRING of 1970, I saw Les Blank’s lush, lyrical intimate documentaries about the blues singers Lightnin’ Hopkins and Mance Lipscomb. They’re amazing films — here was the life of the blues itself —and I told everyone I met that summer that they had to see them; they were essential sacred texts of our culture.
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