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Skip James

Skip James
Born: Jun 21, 1902 in Bentonia, MS
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Died: Oct 3, 1969 in Philadelphia, PA
Genre: Blues
Biography: Among the earliest and most influential Delta bluesmen to record, Skip James was the best-known proponent of the so-called Bentonia school of blues players, a genre strain invested with as much fanciful scholarly "research" as any. Coupling an oddball guitar tuning set against eerie, falsetto vocals, ...Read full biography
Released: 1965
Label: Vanguard
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As quiet as it was kept then, Skip James might have made the best music of anyone who resurfaced during the mid-'60s "rediscovery" era for Mississippi country blues types. Certainly, there weren't many ...Read full review
Greatest of the Delta Blues Singers
Released: 1964
Label: Biograph
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Shortly after his triumphant resurrection at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival, Skip James returned to the recording studio for the first time in over three decades to cut the 12 sides which comprise the ...Read full review
More Skip James albums: Main Albums (11), Compilations (33)