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Skip James

Skip James

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birthday
9th
June, 1902
Death
3rd
October, 1969
Birth Place
Bentonia, Mississippi, U. S.
Birth Sign
gemini
Biography

Nehemiah Curtis “Skip” James (June 9, 1902 – October 3, 1969) was an American Delta blues singer, guitarist, pianist and songwriter.
His guitar playing is noted for its dark, minor-key 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 blues enthusiasts including John Fahey, helping further the blues and folk music revival of the 1950s and early 1960s. During this period, James appeared at folk and blues festivals, gave concerts around the country, and recorded several albums for various record labels. His songs have influenced generations of musicians and have been adapted by numerous artists. He has been hailed as “one of the seminal figures of the blues.”

instruments played
Guitar
Piano
Vocals
Birth Name

Nehemiah Curtis James

Genres

Delta blues

Labels

Paramount Storyville Vanguard

Years Active

1931, 1964 1969

Name

Skip James

Nationality

United States of America

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