Devil Got My Woman

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Skip James made his original reputation with 17 recordings that he cut during February 1931, when he was 28. Although fluent on both the guitar and to a lesser extent the piano, James was most notable for his storytelling lyrics, his haunting high-pitched voice, and his distinctive interpretations of the Delta blues. James was rediscovered 33 years after his early recordings, in time to appear at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival. He was quite active during 1964-1966, making the music on this solo CD his last record three years before his death in 1969. One can easily hear the influence that Skip James' music had on the then flourishing folk music movement, and he still sang ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Skip James made his original reputation with 17 recordings that he cut during February 1931, when he was 28. Although fluent on both the guitar and to a lesser extent the piano, James was most notable for his storytelling lyrics, his haunting high-pitched voice, and his distinctive interpretations of the Delta blues. James was rediscovered 33 years after his early recordings, in time to appear at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival. He was quite active during 1964-1966, making the music on this solo CD his last record three years before his death in 1969. One can easily hear the influence that Skip James' music had on the then flourishing folk music movement, and he still sang his country blues with great intensity.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/30/2009
  • Label: Cleopatra
  • UPC: 741157366617
  • Catalog Number: 3666
  • Sales rank: 51,369

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Skip James Primary Artist, Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Technical Credits
Skip James Composer
W.C. Handy Composer
Robert Johnson Composer
Martha E. Koenig Composer
Spencer Williams Composer
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