Hard time’s is here
An ev’rywhere you go
Times are harder
Than th’ever been befo’
~Skip James – Hard Time Killing Floor Blues
Coupling an oddball guitar tuning set against eerie, falsetto vocals, James’ early recordings could make the hair stand up on the back of your neck.
~Cub Koda (allmusic.com)
|Birth name||Nehemiah Curtis James|
|Born||June 9, 1902
Bentonia, Mississippi, United States
|Died||October 3, 1969 (aged 67)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
|Occupations||Musician, songwriter, preacher|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, piano|
|Labels||Paramount, Vanguard,Biograph, Adelphi, Document, Snapper Music Group, Universe, Body & Soul, Yazoo, Genes|
Nehemiah Curtis “Skip” James (June 9, 1902 – October 3, 1969) was an American Delta blues singer, guitarist, pianist and songwriter. Born in Bentonia, Mississippi, he died in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.