Skip James

To guitarist John Fahey, who rediscovered him in a Tunica, Mississippi, hospital in 1964, Skip James was “a cipher,” or “the Sphinx.” Until he emerged from the mists of time at the height of the folk revival, James was one of the most enticing of great bluesmen. He had vanished, seemingly without a trace, after recording a mere 18 sides in 1931; those records were unsurpassed in their cryptic beauty and power, and some influenced the music of the genre’s towering mythic figure, Robert Johnson.

 

Even today, one listens to James’ recordings, issued by... Read More

City Of Origin:
Bentonia, Mississippi, United States
Genre:
Blues, Delta Blues
Birthdate:
06/09/1902
Death date:
10/03/1969
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Tracks

She's All the World to Me

Hard Time
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Everybody Leaving Here

Hard Time
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Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues

Hard Time
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Illinois

Hard Time
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Drunken Spree

Hard Time
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All Night Long

Hard Time
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My Gal

Hard Time
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