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James, Skip, 1902-1969


  • [Individual was a Blues Foundation Hall of Fame inductee.]

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  • Variants

    • James, Nehemiah, 1902-1969
    • Neamiah Jim, 1902-1969
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        19020621
    • Death Date

        19691003
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Texas Jubilee Singers
        • Organization: (naf) Methodist Church (U.S.)
        • Organization: (naf) Southern Baptist Convention
        • Organization: (naf) Paramount (Sound recording label)
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Yazoo County (Miss.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Philadelphia (Pa.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Gender

        male
    • Occupation

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  • Sources

    • found: His The complete 1931 session [SR] 1986:label (Skip James, blues singer/guitarist/pianist) container (b. 1902 in Yazoo City; d. 1969 in Philadelphia)
    • found: His Complete recordings in chronological order (1931) [SR] p1982:label (Skip James; Nehemiah James)
    • found: phone call to folk music collector, Charles Perdue, April 17, 2008:(Neamiah Jim; another name for blues performer Skip James)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed February 16, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database:(James, Skip; Nehemiah James; blues musician / singer, pianist, guitarist, bootlegger, music educator, miner, baptist clergy; born 21 June 1902 near Bentonia, Yazoo County, Mississippi, United States; attended St. Paul School and Yazoo High School; pianist Will Crabtree introduced him to public performance; worked at house parties and juke joints with his guitar mentor, Henry Stuckey; settled in Jackson, Mississippi, where he played the streets as a solo musician (1931); auditioned for H. C. Speir, a Paramount Records scout, and signed a two year contract (1931); worked with the Texas Jubilee Singers, a Dallas-based gospel group (by 1932); ordained in both the Methodist and Baptist churches; inducted into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame (1992); died 03 October 1969 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States)
  • General Notes

    • [Individual was a Blues Foundation Hall of Fame inductee.]
  • Change Notes

    • 1987-04-14: new
    • 2015-04-15: revised
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