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Skip James

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Among the initial & most influential Delta bluesmen to record, Omit James was the best-known proponent of the so-called Bentonia school of blues players, a genre stress invested with just as much fanciful scholarly “study” as any. Coupling an oddball electric guitar tuning established against eerie, falsetto vocals, Adam’ early recordings will make the locks operate on the trunk of your neck of the guitar. Even more astonishing was when blues scholars rediscovered him within the ’60s and discovered his performing and playing abilities unchanged. Influencing everyone from a Robert Johnson (Skip’s “Devil Got My Girl” became the foundation of Johnson’s “Hellhound on My Path”) to Eric Clapton (who documented Adam’ “I’m Therefore Glad” over the first Cream record), Skip Adam’ music, while from a typically shared regional custom, remains infused along with his own exclusive personal spirit.

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Full Name Skip James
Died October 3, 1969, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Profession Singer, Preacher, Songwriter
Nationality American
Music Songs Devil Got My Woman, Hard Time Killing Floor Blues, Crow Jane, Special Rider Blues, I'm So Glad, Illinois Blues, Catfish Blues, Sick Bed Blues, Look Down the Road, Cherry Ball Blues, 20-20 Blues, Washington D.C. Hospital Center Blues, Be Ready When He Comes, Drunken Spree, Cypress Grove Blues, If You Haven't Any Hay Get On Down the Road, Little Cow and Calf, Jesus Is a Mighty Good Leader, Hard-Luck Child, Cypress Grove, My Gal, Four O'Clock Blues, Lazy Bones, How Long "Buck", Yola My Blues Away, Hard Time Killin' Floor, Lorenzo Blues, Vicksburg Blues, Worried Blues, How Long Blues, Look at the People Standing at the Judgement, Walkin' Blues
Albums Today!, Devil Got My Woman, Greatest of the Delta Blues Singers, She Lyin', Skip's Piano Blues, Hard Time Killing Floor Blues, Hard Time, Bloomington Farewell, The Complete Bloomington, Indiana Concert March 30, 1968, Part I, Skip James Live, Volume 2, Skip James: Vintage Blues from the Delta, Just Skip James, Truly Skip James, Skip James Live, Volume 1, Skip James Live Vol. 2 Bloomington 1968 Part 1, The Outstanding Skip James, Legends Of Country Blues: The Complete Pre-War Recordings Of Skip James (Disc A), The Remarkable Skip James, Hard Luck, Traditional Blues:Blues Before Sunrise, The Sensational Skip James, Skip James Live, Volume 3, Skip James Live Vol. 3 Bloomington 1968 Part 2, 50 YEARS Mississippi Blues in Bentonia, You Never Knew Blues, The Complete Bloomington, Indiana Concert March 30, 1968, Part II, The Complete 1931 Session, Blues From the Delta, Studio Sessions: Rare and Unreleased, Cherry Ball Blues, Special Rider Blues: Early Recordings, 1931, Remastered Collection (All Tracks Remastered 2014), I'm So Glad: The Rediscovered Recordings, Skip James 1931, The Genius of Skip James, Excellent Songs, Can Anyone See The Light, Last Tower's Bell, All Night in Music, The Immortal Blues Masters (Remastered), Music Connection, Sensational Hits from Past, Memories Suite, Essential Selection (Remastered), Two Blues Icons, How Long Buck, Anytime in My Mind, The Early Skip James (Remastered), My Happy Heaven (Remastered), Essential Blues, Hard Time Killin' Floor
Movies The Soul of a Man


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Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Morgan 2016 performer: "Little Cow and Calf" / writer: "Little Cow and Calf" - as Nehemiah James
Mad Dogs 2016 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Her 2013 writer: "I'm So Glad" - as Nehemiah Curtis James
Devil's Knot 2013 performer: "Devil Got My Woman" / writer: "Devil Got My Woman" - as Nehemiah 'Skip' James
Rage 2012 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Burlesque 2010/II writer: "Hard Time Killin' Floor"
Great Performances 2005 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Blues TV Series documentary performer - 2 episodes, 2003 writer - 2 episodes, 2003
The Soul of a Man 2003 Documentary "Devil Got My Woman", "44-40 Blues", "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues" / performer: "Devil Got My Woman" / performer: "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues", "Illinois Blues", "Cherry Ball Blues", "I'm So Glad", "22-20 Blues", "He's A Mighty Good Leader", "Cypress Grove Blues", "Skip's Worried Blues", "Crow Jane" - as Nehemiah "Skip" James / writer: "Devil Got My Woman" / writer: "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues", "Illinois Blues", "Cherry Ball Blues", "I'm So Glad", "22-20 Blues", "Look Down T
Ghost World 2001 performer: "Devil Got My Woman" / writer: "Devil Got My Woman" - as Nehemiah "Skip" James
Down from the Mountain 2000 Documentary writer: "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues"
O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2000 writer: "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues" ca 1931, "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues" uncredited
Rock Concert 1974 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Omnibus 1968 TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
No More Excuses 1968 writer: "I'm So Glad"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Die Föhnforscher 1985

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Pornorama 1992 TV Series documentary Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Blues 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
The Soul of a Man 2003 Documentary Himself

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