Skip James

Complete Bloomington Indiana Concert, Vol. 2 (3/30/68)

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This is the second half of a show Skip James gave in Bloomington, IN, on March 30, 1968. He is in fine form here, with his high, haunting vocals and delicate guitar work sounding wonderfully intimate as he delivers solid versions of "Illinois Blues," "Cypress Grove Blues," and "Catfish Blues" before closing things off with a handful of spirituals, including an affecting version of "Look at the People." What makes this set even more vital and poignant is that, sadly, James would be dead within the year. Kudos to Document Records for making this concert available.

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