A Well Spent Life
Directed by Les Blank • 1971 • United States
A deeply moving tribute to the Texas songster, Mance Lipscomb, considered by many to be the greatest guitarist of all time.
A WELL SPENT LIFE: No Man Like Mance
This short documentary, produced in 2014, features interviews with Skip Gerson, director Les Blank’s collaborator on A WELL SPENT LIFE; Blank’s sons, Beau and Harrod; and Chris Strachwitz, founder of Arhoolie Records.
A WELL SPENT LIFE: Meeting Mance
Chris Strachwitz, a friend and collaborator of director Les Blank’s, founded Arhoolie Records in 1960, and Mance Lipscomb’s “Texas Sharecropper and Songster” was the label’s first release. In this interview, conducted in July 2014, Strachwitz tells the story of meeting the famous blues musician w...