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5.0 out of 5 stars
Just true and simple beauty, 18 Nov 2000
This a true classic country-blues album. Recorded and issued in the mid-sixties by the re-discovered bluesman Skip James. He was an old man at the time (born 1902) and had been away from recording-business for decades. The album is maybe the most, in true sense, beautiful blues-album I ever have heard. James is not as devilish as Robert Johnson or nor as mean as Muddy Waters or Sonny Boy Williamson can be but he's small stories of the black man's life in southern USA are both touching and exemple of pure poetry. He's guitar-playing is masterful. This album is a milestone in country-blues and should not be missed by anyone with true intrest in blues and R&B.