Skip James
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1902-06-09
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Skip James Biography (Wikipedia)

Nehemiah Curtis "Skip" James (June 9, 1902 – October 3, 1969) was an American Delta blues singer, guitarist, pianist and songwriter.

His guitar playing is noted for its dark, minor-key sound, played in an open D-minor tuning with an intricate fingerpicking technique. James first recorded for Paramount Records in 1931, but these recordings sold poorly, having been released during the Great Depression, and he drifted into obscurity. After a long absence from the public eye, James was "rediscovered" in 1964 by three blues enthusiasts, helping further the blues and folk music revival of the 1950s and early 1960s. During this period, James appeared at folk and blues festivals, gave concerts around the country and recorded several albums for various record labels.

His songs have influenced generations of musicians, having been adapted or covered by Kansas Joe McCoy, Robert Johnson, Alan Wilson, Cream, Deep Purple, Chris Thomas King, Alvin Youngblood Hart, the Derek Trucks Band, Beck, Big Sugar, Eric Clapton, John Martyn, Lucinda Williams and Rory Block. He has been hailed as "one of the seminal figures of the blues."

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Be Ready When He Comes
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Be Ready When He Comes
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Cypress Grove
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Cypress Grove
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Devil got my woman
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Devil got my woman
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Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
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Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
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Cypress Grove Blues
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Cypress Grove Blues
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If You Haven't Any Hay
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If You Haven't Any Hay
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If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road
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If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down The Road
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Devil Got My Woman (Short)
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Devil Got My Woman (Short)
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Catfish Blues
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Catfish Blues
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