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Big Road Blues Discussion Forums 2002-12-05T22:46:10+00:00 2002-12-05T22:46:10+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: skip james piano vs guitar]]> Chill

Statistics: Posted by chillywilly — Thu Dec 05, 2002 10:46 pm

2002-12-04T11:01:29+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: skip james piano vs guitar]]>

never liked his acting much.

Wonder what his playing is like?.......

'If it comes out bad I have to live with that, but I've done it so much that it's natural now' Buddy Guy

Statistics: Posted by srvlives — Wed Dec 04, 2002 11:01 am

2002-12-04T03:46:12+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: skip james piano vs guitar]]>
Off the record, and totally non apropo to this discussion, the others are Son House, John Hurt, Jimi Hendrix and Rev. Gary Davis (in no particular order). Whole bunch of others tied for sixth.

I've got all of Skip's recordings and although I enjoy the piano I have to vote for his guitar. That is some spooky stuff, the Bentonia style minor tunings especially. Hard Times Killing Floor is right up there with the best blues songs ever played if not the very best.
(This is discussed at length elsewhere in this forum).

This is all colored by the fact that I'm primarily a guitar player although I can bang out a few chords and a misguided riff or two on a piano and hope to get better at that but don't have a piano in the house to practice on. So I vote for Skip's guitar.

But when I get serious about piano, I will be listening to a lot of Skip (and Bukka White) for inspiration.


Statistics: Posted by chillywilly — Wed Dec 04, 2002 3:46 am

2002-12-03T23:30:48+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: skip james piano vs guitar]]>
As for Blind Lemon, to my knowledge he did not play piano and it seems a lot of the piano playing on his recordings was done by George Perkins.

Statistics: Posted by ganderbag — Tue Dec 03, 2002 11:30 pm

2002-12-03T00:03:15+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: skip james piano vs guitar]]> Does someone know id blind lemon Jefferson himself played the piano on his pianosongs or someone else?

Statistics: Posted by ernest — Tue Dec 03, 2002 12:03 am

2002-11-30T16:56:38+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: skip james piano vs guitar]]>
Well there you go, another piece of information to drop into the chat on the cocktail party circuit!

Statistics: Posted by ganderbag — Sat Nov 30, 2002 4:56 pm

2002-11-26T21:44:23+00:00 <![CDATA[RE: skip james piano vs guitar]]> While I find his piano playing very fine and interesting the timing is very choppy. I know that is the feel he is trying to achieve but I think the guitar songs flow better. He also uses very different tunings on the guitar which I find unique and really creative. The different tunings give his music a different feel.

Skip's music in general is unique different and very interesting. I love his music. Anyone who has never listened to Skip James should somehow get hold of some recording and listen closely.

Statistics: Posted by deltablues57 — Tue Nov 26, 2002 9:44 pm

2002-11-13T21:17:08+00:00 <![CDATA[skip james piano vs guitar]]> What do you like the most, and why?

Statistics: Posted by ernest — Wed Nov 13, 2002 9:17 pm