KPFA-FM Music Dept. ➔ Folk Music with Rolf Cahn: Mance Lipscomb, 1 of 2

Analog Audio

Event Type
Interview and Music
Program Series
Folk Music with Rolf Cahn
Program Length
52 min
1 of 2
1963-07-16 | broadcast
| 402 | created
In a program originally recorded in May of 1963, Rolf Cahn and Phil Huffman talk to Texas bluesman Mance Lipscomb, about his life and music. He describes growing up as a Baptist in the South, the balance between singing and playing music, as well as the origins of many of his best known songs. Throughout the discussion, Lipscomb performs a number of both famous and obscure acoustic blues songs, often responding to requests by Huffman and Cahn, who sound as pleased as two cats in a fish pond to be there for their own private concert by this extraordinary talent.
Popular music
Folk music
Musical Selections
Run Sinner, Run -- Motherless Children -- God Moves on the Water / Blind Willie Johnson -- ’Bout a Spoonful -- Rock Me Mama -- Night Time is the Right Time -- Buck Dance -- So Different Blues
Mance Lipscomb, guitar and vocals
Blues (Music)
African Americans -- Songs and music
Related places
Berkeley (Calif.) (was recorded at)
Berkeley (Calif.) (was broadcast at)
Related Entities
Cahn, Rolf
Huffman, Phil
Lipscomb, Mance, 1895-1976
Johnson, Blind Willie