(2016/Devils Tunes) 18 tracks.
Re Mastered tracks from 1931 includes all 9 A sides along with their b sides. Liner notes by author Dick Porter Nehemiah Curtis 'Skip' James was an American Delta blues singer, guitarist, pianist and songwriter.
His guitar playing is noted for its dark, minor sound, played in an open D-minor tuning with an intricate fingerpicking technique.
James first recorded for Paramount Records in 1931, but these recordings sold poorly, having been released during the Great Depression, and he drifted into obscurity.
After a long absence from the public eye, James was 'rediscovered' in 1964 by three blues enthusiasts, helping further the blues and folk music revival of the 1950s and early 1960s.
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