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Piano Blues, the essential DOUBLE CD
This double CD is compiled of some of the most influential Piano blues artists of the pre-war era including Turner Parish, Pinetop Smith, Roosevelt Sykes, Little Brother Montgomery and many more.



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Skip James 1931

Skip James; vocal, guitar, piano.
Mississippi blues, Miississippi blues guitar, country blues guitar.
 
Informtive booklet notes by Chris Smith.
Detailed discography.

With his high, eerie falsetto and haunting guitar tunings, Skip James sounds like no other country blues player. Although his lyrics were generally drawn from the floating bag of clichés that showed up in countless blues songs, his atmospheric recordings, done in 1931 for Paramount, gave James' songs the appearance of poignancy, and his sad, lonely vocal style made them all seem heartfelt. When he was rediscovered in the mid-'60s, his skills were still intact, and he made several solid recordings for Vanguard and other labels, but his reputation really rests on the 18 tracks from the 1930s presented here. Continued... 




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Skip James Live Volume 1- Boston 1964 & Philadelphia 1966
DOCD-5149 Skip James "Live" Vol. 1 - Boston 1964 & Philadelphia 1966 Skip James, vocal, guitar, piano. Mrs Lorenzo James, vocal on track 12. Genres: Country Blues, Mississippi Blues, Country Blues Guitar. Informative booklet notes by Roger Misiewicz. Detailed discography. The dark and shadowy figure of Mississippi Delta Bluesman, Skip James, was re-discovered in 1964. He had already made recordings for the old Paramount label back in 1931 (DOCD-5005) before disappearing into obscurity. The three CDs featured here present Skip James in concert, including a performance made in the same year of his re-discovery. Stephen Calt’s biographic book on Skip James titled I’d Rather Be The Devil brought further attention to this unique performer. These three volumes of “live” performances are undoubtedly among Skip James best performances since his Paramount recordings. Throughout them his guitar playing again and again demonstrates why he is revered as one of the best and most unique and creative of country blues guitar players to have recorded. Coupled with his rich falsetto voice the overall result is a spell bounding experience for the listener.



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Skip James Live Volume 2 - Bloomington 1968 Part 1

DOCD-5633 Skip James � The Complete Bloomington, Indiana Concert � March 30th 1968 Skip James, vocal ,guitar. Genres: Mississippi Blues, Country Blues, Country Blues Guitar. Informative booklet notes by Dr. Peter Narv�ez Detailed discography On the night of this Skip James concert, performed at the student�run Indiana University Folksong Club at Bloomington, Indiana the small auditorium was filled with about two hundred persons who knew more about local bluegrass traditions (Bill Monroe's Sunday bam fests took place in nearby Beanblossom) than blues, but who enjoyed listening to various forms of traditional music. As one can hear on this recording, they were not disappointed. Continued...




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Skip James Live Volume 2 - Bloomington 1968 Part 2
DOCD-5634 Skip James – The Complete Bloomington, Indiana Concert – March 30th 1968 - Part 2 Skip James, vocal ,guitar. Genres: Mississippi Blues, Country Blues, Country Blues Guitar. Informative booklet notes by Dr. Peter Narváez Detailed discography On the night of this Skip James concert, performed at the student–run Indiana University Folksong Club at Bloomington, Indiana the small auditorium was filled with about two hundred persons who knew more about local bluegrass traditions (Bill Monroe's Sunday bam fests took place in nearby Beanblossom) than blues, but who enjoyed listening to various forms of traditional music. As one can hear on this recording, they were not disappointed.



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If You Take Me Back - Document Shortcuts Volume 2. Blues Sampler
Following hot on the heals of the great success of Shortcuts Volume 1, Document are proud to present the double whammy release of Shortcuts Volume 2 and Shortcuts Volume 3.



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