180 Gram Vinyl Record
|Shipping November 2020|
Recorded in January 1968, Free Form Patterns stands out in Hopkins' discography due to the unusual lineup on the sessions, with the veteran bluesman — fuelled by homemade moonshine — supported by a young, hip rhythm section, comprising Danny Thomas and Duke Davis from The 13th Floor Elevators (both high on acid at the time).
Free Form Patterns is no failed hippy/blues hybrid, however, just a straightforward, honest blues album with the great man backed by fans, who happened to be members of a legendary Psychedelic band. Its significance lies in how the music cut across the generation and racial boundaries within the segregated and repressive atmosphere of late 1960s Texas.
|1. Baby Child (lead vocal Billy Bizor)|
|2. Cooking's Done|
|3. Fox Chase (lead vocal Billy Bizor)|
|4. Give Me Time To Think|
|5. Got Her Letter This Morning|
|6. Mini Skirt|
|7. Mr. Charlie|
|8. Mr. Ditta's Grocery Store|
|9. Rain Falling|
|10. Open Up Your Door|