Skip James – Early Blues Recordings 1931 (LP, US)

1968 Biograph BLP-12029
A1. Throw Me Down
A2. Devil Got My Woman
A3. Cypress Grove Blues
A4. Cherry Ball Blues
A5. Hard Time Killin’ Floor Blues
A6. Jesus Is A Mighty Good Leader

B1. Be Ready When He Comes
B2. Little Cow & Calf
B3. 22-20 Blues
B4. If You Haven’t Any Hay
B5. Special Rider Blues
B6. I’m So Glad

NOTES:
1968 release of Skip James recordings from 1931 and 1964 including Special Rider Blues which was covered by the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion for the Soul of a Man (RELEASE / LYRICS) soundtrack album (the track didn’t appear in the documentary).

Special Rider Blues was originally released as 78 rpm single (Paramount 13098) in 1931 as the b-side to I’m So Glad.

SONG CREDITS:
A1. Throw Me Down
“According to the master number, the recording date is approximately Oct., 1928.”

A2. Devil Got My Woman
Recorded: Grafton, Wisconsin, Feb., 1931

A3. Cypress Grove Blues
Recorded: Grafton, Wisconsin, Feb., 1931

A4. Cherry Ball Blues
Recorded: Grafton, Wisconsin, Feb., 1931

A5. Hard Time Killin’ Floor Blues
Recorded: Grafton, Wisconsin, Feb., 1931

A6. Jesus Is A Mighty Good Leader
Recorded: Grafton, Wisconsin, Feb., 1931

B1. Be Ready When He Comes
Recorded: Grafton, Wisconsin, Feb., 1931

B2. Little Cow & Calf
Recorded: Grafton, Wisconsin, Feb., 1931

B3. 22-20 Blues
Recorded: Grafton, Wisconsin, Feb., 1931

B4. If You Haven’t Any Hay
Recorded: Grafton, Wisconsin, Feb., 1931

B5. Special Rider Blues
Recorded: December 16, 1964

B6. I’m So Glad
Recorded: December 16, 1964

SLEEVE NOTES:
[unknown]
DETAILS:
ARTWORK: [unknown]

BARCODE: n/a

RUN-OUT GROOVE ENGRAVING:
A: [unknown]
B: [unknown]

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