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Skip James (1902–1969)

Blues singer/guitarist Skip James was born in Bentonia, MS, in 1902, the son of a minister. He learned to play piano and guitar in high school, and it wasn't long before he was playing gigs at local dances and parties. In 1930 a Mississippi record-store owner heard him and arranged for him to record an album for Paramount Records at its studio in ... See full bio »

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Ghost World
Ghost World Soundtrack
(2001)
Her
Her Soundtrack
(2013)
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
(2000)
The Soul of a Man
(2003)

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 2016 Morgan (performer: "Little Cow and Calf") / (writer: "Little Cow and Calf" - as Nehemiah James)
 2016 Two Trains Runnin' (Documentary) (performer: "If You Haven't Any Hay", "Sick Bed Blues", "Devil Got My Woman") / (writer: "If You Haven't Any Hay", "Sick Bed Blues", "Devil Got My Woman")
 2016 Mad Dogs (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Needles (2016) ... (writer: "Hard Time Killing" - as Nehemiah "Skip" James)
 2013 Her (writer: "I'm So Glad" - as Nehemiah Curtis James)
 2013 Devil's Knot (performer: "Devil Got My Woman") / (writer: "Devil Got My Woman" - as Nehemiah 'Skip' James)
 2012 Rage (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Shaun Micallef Guest Programs Rage (2012) ... (writer: "I'm So Glad")
 2010/II Burlesque (writer: "Hard Time Killin' Floor")
 2005 Great Performances (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cream Reunion Concert (2005) ... (writer: "I'm So Glad")
  The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 2 episodes, 2003) (writer - 2 episodes, 2003)
- The Soul of a Man (2003) ... (performer: "Devil Got My Woman") / (performer: "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues", "Illinois Blues", "Cherry Ball Blues", "I'm So Glad", "22-20 Blues", "Cypress Grove Blues", "He's A Mighty Good Leader", "Skip's Worried Blues", "Crow Jane" - as Nehemiah "Skip" James) / (writer: "Devil Got My Woman") / (writer: "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues", "Illinois Blues", "Cherry Ball Blues", "I'm So Glad", "22-20 Blues", "Look Down That Road", "Cypress Grove Blues", "He's A Mighty Good Leader", "Skip's Worried Blues", "Washington D.C. Hospital Blues", "Crow Jane" - as Nehemiah James)
 2003 The Soul of a Man (Documentary) ("Devil Got My Woman", "44-40 Blues", "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues") / (performer: "Devil Got My Woman") / (performer: "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues", "Illinois Blues", "Cherry Ball Blues", "I'm So Glad", "22-20 Blues", "He's A Mighty Good Leader", "Cypress Grove Blues", "Skip's Worried Blues", "Crow Jane" - as Nehemiah "Skip" James) / (writer: "Devil Got My Woman") / (writer: "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues", "Illinois Blues", "Cherry Ball Blues", "I'm So Glad", "22-20 Blues", "Look Down That Road", "He's A Mighty Good Leader", "Cypress Grove Blues", "Skip's Worried Blues", "Washington D.C. Hospital Blues", "Crow Jane" - as Nehemiah James)
 2001 Ghost World (performer: "Devil Got My Woman") / (writer: "Devil Got My Woman" - as Nehemiah "Skip" James)
 2000 Down from the Mountain (Documentary) (writer: "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues")
 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (writer: "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues" (ca 1931), "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues" (uncredited))
 1974 Rock Concert (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.12 (1974) ... (writer: "If You Haven't Any Hay")
 1968 Omnibus (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- All My Loving (1968) ... (writer: "I'm So Glad")
 1968 No More Excuses (writer: "I'm So Glad")
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Album: "Skip James Today" (Vanguard Records) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Skip Henry
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