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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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 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")
 2003 The Soul of a Man (Documentary) ("Devil Got My Woman", "44-40 Blues", "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues")
 2001 Ghost World (performer: "Devil Got My Woman") / (writer: "Devil Got My Woman" - as Nehemiah "Skip" James)
 2000 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (writer: "Hard Time Killing Floor Blues" (ca 1931))
 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")
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 1992 Pornorama (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #1.3 (1992) ... Himself (as Skip Henry)
- Episode #1.2 (1992) ... Himself
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 2003 The Blues (TV Series documentary)
- The Soul of a Man (2003) ... Himself

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Album: "Devil Got My Woman" (Vanguard Records) See more »

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Alternate Names:

Skip Henry

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