"Mance Lipscomb was a sage, a songster, a self-made man... He played so many types of music with powerful conviction...He brought the past to the present and turned the present into story, into song and into life." - Taj Mahal
Mance Lipscomb (1895-1976), the son of a former slave, lived almost his whole life in Navasota, Texas, supporting himself and his family by tenant farming. But he was also a guitar player and songster who played blues and rags for his neighbors at local Saturday night parties. In 1960 Mance was "discovered" by Chris Strachwitz of Arhoolie Records and Mack McCormick. Within a short period of time Mance was recording albums and performing at festivals, concert halls and clubs around the country. This dvd presents a rare television concert recorded in Texas for KLRU TV in 1969. It shows the panorama and genius of Mance's music.
Titles include: So Different Blues, Take Me Back, Going Down Slow, Keep On Trucking, Alcohol Blues, Angel Child, Silver City, Night Time Is The Right Time, Key To The Highway,You Got To See Your Mama Every Night, Mama Don't Allow, Long Way To Tipperary, Baby, You Don't Have To Go, When The Saints Go Marching In, Motherless Children and I Want To Do Something For You.
Running Time: 58 minutes