Skip James - Worried Blues LP (Reissue)

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One of the most legendary bluesmen of the early 78rpm generation – heard here in a wonderfully-recorded set from 1964! The session came at a time when Skip James was hardly getting any mainstream attention, but had been rediscovered by a younger generation – which led to the fledgling Adelphi Records bringing him into the studio and really letting him do his thing! There's no attempt at commercialism here at all – as the tracks are spare, of varying length, and have James letting that amazing vocal style loose – soaring out with a heavenly sound at some moments, and hewing to the rhythms of his guitar at others – given reverent production treatment by the young John Fahey. Titles include "Broke & Hungry," "Crow Jane," "Cypress Grove Blues," "Black Gal, "Drunken Spree," "Illinois Blues," "Look Down The Road," and "Bad Whiskey."

 

Tracklist

A1 All Night Long

A2 Broke & Hungry

A3 I'm So Glad

A4 Bad Whiskey

A5 Cypress Grove Blues

A6 Catfish Blues

A7 Goin' Away To Stay

A8 Crow Jane

B1 Devil Got My Woman

B2 She Lyin'

B3 Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues

B4 Drunken Spree

B5 Black Gal

B6 Illinois Blues

B7 Worried Blues

B8 Look Down The Road

 

 

Label: Fat Possum Records ‎– FP1595-1

Series: Worried Blues –

Format: Vinyl, LP, Compilation, Reissue

Country: US

Released: 22 Sep 2017

Genre: Blues

Style: Delta Blues