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I'd Rather Be the Devil: Skip James and the Blues

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Skip James (1902-1969) was perhaps the most creative and idiosyncratic of all blues musicians. Drawing on hundreds of hours of conversations with ... Show synopsis

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Mizkwebb

Unromanticized View of a Bluesman

by Mizkwebb on Apr 3, 2008

This book is virtually unique in presenting a side of the "blues culture" very rarely considered. The author became close friends with Skip James, one of the most enigmatic and shady of the Mississippi bluesmen of the 1930's. Besides looking at a life lived in the shadow of the cotton plantation system ... More

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