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– Skip’s pain

Skip James died in 1969, he was 67 years old, at long cancer. He was already suffering from long cancer when he was (re)discovered in 1964, just before Waterman and friends knocked on House’s apartment door in Rochester. Skip James resided in a hospital, and it was not certain at all whether he was still […]

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– Let’s skip to Skip now

1902 must have been a very good blues year. Son House is recorded to be born in March. In June, the very same year, there is track of the birth of another monument in the blues : Nehemiah James, better known later on as Skip James. He was born in Bentonia, near Jackson, in the […]

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