Mance Lipscomb

Genres: Blues
Descriptive "tags": blues texas blues folk delta blues texas Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1960s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Wikipedia

Biography

9 April 1895, Navasota, Texas, USA, d. 30 January 1976, Navasota, Texas, USA. The son of a former slave and professional fiddle player, Lipscomb initially learned that instrument and later the guitar. For many years he played on a solely local basis, while working as a farmer, and only made his first recordings at the age of 65, in 1960. Over the following 15 years, he made a series of highly regarded albums, mainly for Chris Strachwitz’s Arhoolie Records label. On the strength of these and his frequent live performances, he built up a very strong reputation for his skills as a singer of a wide range of material. His remarkably extensive repertoire encompassed gospel, rags, ballads and other traditional songs, as well as Texas-style blues. He also appeared in several films, including one biopic, A Well Spent Life.

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