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Blues from Bentonia, Mississippi (Hour 2)

Blues from Bentonia, Mississippi (Hour 2)

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Bentonia blues, with it's own distinct sound, tunings, and repertoire, is a style of music that has haunted fans and scholars alike for decades. Nehemiah "Skip" James, who cut 18 sides for the Paramount label in 1931, left behind the largest body of work from this school, until his rediscovery more than three decades later. Shortly thereafter, a couple more Bentonia musicians were discovered — Cornelius Bright and Jack Owens — who both made their debut recordings in 1966. Forty years later, Jimmy