Maximum Rhythm and Blues

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Skip James (1931) - Compilation Album

Mississippi sharecropper, turned bootlegger, turned Baptist preacher - Nehemiah Curtis "Skip" James was said to be one mean and cold-hearted son of a bitch.  Luckily for him, he could also play a mean guitar.  This is the deep delta blues -the devil's tunes- some kinda strange mix of brutality and beauty.  Give the "Cypress Grove Blues” a listen, it gave me the chills.

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