Skip James



Skip James

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Active
1931 to 1969
Born
June 9, 1902 in Mississippi
Died
October 3, 1969
Location
Bentonia, MS, United States
Biography
Nehemiah Curtis "Skip" James (June 21, 1902 - October 3, 1969) was an American blues singer, guitarist, pianist and songwriter. Early years James was born near Bentonia, Mississippi. As a youth, he heard local musicians such as Henry Stuckey and brothers Charlie and Jesse Sims and began playing the organ in his teens. He worked on road construction and levee-building crews in his native Mississippi in the early 1920s, and wrote what is perhaps his earliest song, "Illinois Blues", about his experiences as a laborer. Later in the '20s he sharecropped and made bootleg whiskey in the Bentonia area.
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The Complete 1931 Recordings

The Complete 1931 Recordings

Skip James November 20, 2017

18 Tracks

50 YEARS Mississippi Blues in Bentonia

50 YEARS Mississippi Blues in Bentonia

Skip James January 24, 2017

23 Tracks

I'm So Glad: The Rediscovered Recordings

I'm So Glad: The Rediscovered Recordings

Skip James May 20, 2016

12 Tracks

Cherry Ball Blues

Cherry Ball Blues

Skip James April 29, 2016

18 Tracks

Live At the Café Au Go Go

Live At the Café Au Go Go

Bukka White July 22, 2014

18 Tracks

Skip James

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Skip James May 17, 2014

12 Tracks

Vanguard Visionaries

Vanguard Visionaries

Skip James June 12, 2007

10 Tracks

Hard Time Killin' Floor

Hard Time Killin' Floor

Skip James May 22, 2006

22 Tracks

Complete Early Recordings

Complete Early Recordings

Skip James May 22, 2006

18 Tracks

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