Today is the anniversary of the birth of Nehemiah ‘Skip’ James one of the finest of all the rediscovered blues men in the 1960s. I was lucky enough to see him in London in 1967 and still treasure his recordings. “Devil Got My Woman” is one of the most remarkable blues records of all time.
Then tomorrow is the anniversary of the birth of Howlin’ Wolf – simply an awesome musician. Here’s the real blues: