Black Lightning centers on Jefferson Pierce. He made his choice: he hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago, but with a daughter hell-bent on justice and a star student being recruited by a local gang, he'll be pulled back into the fight as the wanted vigilante and DC legend Black Lightning.

Black Lightning - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

Black Lightning - 1952 Vincent Black Lightning - Netflix

“1952 Vincent Black Lightning” is a song by guitarist Richard Thompson from his 1991 album Rumor and Sigh. It tells the story of a thief named James and the girl Red Molly whom he charms with a ride on his 1952 Vincent Black Lightning motorcycle. In 2011 Time magazine listed the song in its “All TIME 100 Songs”, a list of “the most extraordinary English-language popular recordings since the beginning of TIME magazine in 1923,” praising it as “a glorious example of what one guy can accomplish with just a guitar, a voice, an imagination and a set of astonishingly nimble fingers.” Despite not being issued as a single, the ballad became a fan favourite and is one of Thompson's most highly acclaimed solo compositions. A live version of the song appears on Thompson's album Two Letter Words: Live 1994. The band Red Molly, who has covered the song, takes its name from the lead female character in the song.

Black Lightning - Covers - Netflix

The song has been covered by several artists: Padre Paul Handelman on Unbridled Bùrach, on The Weird Set (1995) Greg Brown, on The Live One (1995) Bob Dylan, during a concert at Clarkston, Michigan on 14 July 2013. Joel Fafard on Cluck Old Hen (2010) Dick Gaughan, on Sail On (1996) Robert Earl Keen on Happy Prisoner: The Bluegrass Sessions (2015) Jeff Lang, on Disturbed Folk (1995) and Disturbed Folk vol. 2 (1999) Mary Lou Lord, on Live City Sounds (2001) Del McCoury Band, on Del and the Boys (2001) The Mammals, on Evolver (2002) Jack & Amanda Palmer on You Got Me Singing (2016) Reckless Kelly on Reckless Kelly Was Here (2006) Sean Rowe, as a frequent concert staple Red Molly on The Red Album (2014) Jim Henry, on King of Hearts (2008) Josh Turner, (2011) Zoe Mulford, on Bonfires (2009) Michelle Holding, on 1/4 Complicated (2008) When Thompson heard Dylan's cover of the song, he said, “It was a surprise, totally. I thought it was a hoax. I thought it was a joke!” American artists who cover the song frequently change the place reference, Box Hill to Knoxville.

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