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Great Offseason Performances, pt. vi

Here's one of my top 5 favorite songs of all time: Skip James performing Crow Jane.  As you can probably tell by a quick listen, Mr. James isn't your typical bluesman.  From his high pitched wail to his E-B-E-G-B-E "cross-note" open tuning that produces a more minor sounding theme, he was able to add a bit more sadness to your typical song about shooting someone "just to see her fall."

 

Enjoy.