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Title: Blues and the Soul of Man
Post by: RobBob on September 30, 2019, 04:30:07 PM
Taking advantage of a current sale from Stephan Grossman's website, I picked up this new book, an autobiography of Skip James, kind of like a Jefferson bible, just James' words without all of conjecture that Stephen Calt apparently inserted in his work.  I read several reviews of the Calt book, but never read it.  I just got it and haven't read too far yet but this sounds like a pretty good approach to understanding and gaining insight into the man and his music.  I was deeply mesmerized by his performances many years ago live and on recordings.  I thought a great deal of the John Hurt biography told more about those around him than I really wanted to know.

I guess there will either be a backlash to this approach or some insightful comments but I just wanted to bring it to your attention.  Nice tabs in the back by Tom Feldmann.  I am about to dig in.  Meanwhile...
Title: Re: Blues and the Soul of Man
Post by: Stuart on October 01, 2019, 08:39:37 AM
Thanks for the review, RobBob. It looks like an interesting package. Stefan's sale goes through Friday, so I'll most probably order it up later in the week.
Title: Re: Blues and the Soul of Man
Post by: Rivers on October 05, 2019, 09:09:46 PM
Thanks for the heads-up RobBob. The sale is over but here's the link: http://www.guitarvideos.com/Products/Books/blues-and-the-soul-of-man-an-autobiography-of-nehemiah-skip-james#.XZln4edKjVs
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