Monday, June 21, 2010

Let's Not Skip It

Hey, it's Skip James' birthday.

James was a great blues singer in the 1920s and 30s, but essentially disappeared from public during the Depression, only resurfacing when he was rediscovered in the 60s.

His best known song is probably "I'm So Glad," since it was covered by Cream, among others.

His best known performance is probably "Devil Got My Woman" because it was featured in Ghost World. The film is directed by Terry Zwigoff, who loves (and performs) this kind of music. He gave the lead character, Enid, his taste, but I buy it completely.

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