Skip James - Devil Got My Woman - 1931 Delta Blues LP
Skip James Devil Got My Woman
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Limited Edition 12 vinyl LP compilation
Style: Delta Blues
vintage recordings from Delta blues legend Skip James!
1. Devil Got My Woman
2. Cypress Grove Blues
3. Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
4. Drunken Spree
5. Cherry Ball Blues
6. Jesus Is A Mighty Good Leader
7. Illinois Blues
8. How Long Buck
9. 22-20 Blues
10. If You Haven't Any Hay, Get On Down The Road
11. Be Ready When He Comes
12. I'm So Glad
13. Jenny Jenny
Piano, Guitar Skip James
Skip James was a Baptist preacher, not a professional musician, so aside from an incredible recording he made for Paramount Records in 1931, he wasn't widely sought out as a performer until the blues revival of the late '50s and early '60s.
By that time, his voice and style had mellowed and aged (like most good musicians and all good wine) and while for some unkwown reason several Amazon.com reviewers think this is a fault, James made a very impressive appearance at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival, which is recorded on this record.
The LP features newer arrangements of several songs from James' 1931 Paramount recording, like the well-known title track "Devil Got My Woman".