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Skip James
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Skip James
Title: Today
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Vanguard Records
Release Date: 11/26/1991
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
Styles: Delta Blues, Traditional Blues, Acoustic Blues, Piano Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 015707921923, 015707921947, 090204400324

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One Of His Best
jackback | Orlando, Florida United States | 07/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Clear, crisp modern recordings of the spooky, mysterious style of Blues Skip James developed early last century. His guitar playing is perfect. His high haunting voice floats and then holds and makes the hair on the back of your neck crawl. His piano playing is unpredictable yet concise. His unique style, which recorded earlier in his life (1930) sounded almost archaic (positively so), now sounds strangely modern due to the increased fidelity of the magnetic tape used for the recording. An unusual and original talent, Skip James was one of the best."
So glad I get it
G Zus | Estonia | 12/18/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I`ve heard recordings from early 30`s and newer recording from 60`s. But this one is the best. Really... Perfect. I guess. Those few tracks on piano... You have to listen it yourself.
Once again he proved he is the best.
U can`t describe it with words. You can do it only through music. . . ."
One of the very best acoustic blues albums of all-time.
fluffy, the human being. | forest lake, mn | 04/13/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i have heard all the recorded works of skip james, and would say that this is his best album. his unique and haunting vocals, and beautifully original style of guitar picking, are presented here on his strongest set of songs. "hard times killing floor blues," "crow jane," "cypress grove," and "i'm so glad," are as good as rural blues gets. this is glorious, stunning music. stark, creative, stuff to move the soul. this is an absolute must for all blues collections."