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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Artist Of The Week: Skip James

If you wondered where Robert Johnson picked up his high pitch haunting vocals then listen to Skip James. Skip was one of the lost masters of the blues when he suddenly reappeared at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1966. He came as a friend of Mississippi John Hurt, and the world fell in love with Skip James. James in the short time he had left was able to re-record all of his old songs, and even do a few new ones. The videos below are mostly from Newport Jazz and blues festival, or from overseas TV. As always the videos can be found on the left side of the blog titled artist of the week.

1 comment:

Otto Mannix said...

Skip is the best. I love the CROW JANE clip.