Skip James - Devil Got My Woman - 1931 Delta Blues LP

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Skip James – Devil Got My Woman

Label: Stardust
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Limited Edition 12” vinyl LP compilation
Country: US
Released: 1968
Genre: Blues
Style: Delta Blues


vintage recordings from Delta blues legend Skip James!

Track Listing

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 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".

More Information
Condition New
Format LP
Label Stardust Records
Color Black