Sunday, December 2, 2018

Skip James - Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues

Mighty Good Leader · Audio Adrenaline

Jesus Is A Mighty Good Leader · Skip James

A Song for Sunday - Jesus Is A Mighty Good Leader · Rory Block - This song was written by Skip James

A Song for Sunday - Skip James lived a very hard sometimes violent life. He had God given talent but never wanted to be well known. He recorded many songs that are blues classics. Later in life he ran into his father who he had not seen since childhood, he grew up on a plantation. His father had become a Baptist Minister and as a result Jesus saved Skip. For about 15 years he would only play spirituals. Living in Philadelphia with his third wife, James was chronically broke during his last years. Until the group Cream recorded "I'm So Glad" and gave James the songwriter's credit, that is. As a result, he received a royalty check for nearly $10,000.Skip James died of cancer on October 3, 1969, in Philadelphia. He was inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame in 1992. Read more: Skip James Biography…/1608002248/Skip-James.html… I used Rory Blocks version because the originals are not recorded well. I will post the original of this song.