HARD TIME KILLING FLOOR BLUES

Latest update on 19/03/2015

Artist: Skip James
Author: Skip James
Label: Paramount
Year: 1931

During the same session as his Devil Got My Woman, 20-20 Blues and I'm So Glad (see there). Inspired by the endless row of homeless sharecropper families along Highway 61, destituted by the Great Depression, surviving on solid ground under shaggy tents, desperately seeking a way out of the Delta.

Covers:

1932:

Son House

1977:

Stefan Grossman

1991:

Terry Garland & Mark Wenner

1992:

Ramblin' Jeffrey Lee & Cypress Grove

1995:

Diamond Jim Greene

1995:

Kelly Joe Phelps

1998:

Barrelhouse & Altai Hangai

1998:

Guy Davis [as Everything Is Gonna Be Alright]

2000:

R.L. Burnside [strongest version in years]

2000:

Chris Thomas King [casted as Tommy Johnson in Coen Brothers film O Brother, Where Art Thou?]

2003:

Hans Theessink

2003:

Buddy Guy

2003:

Lucinda Williams [in Wim Wenders-film Soul Of A Man (part of Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues)]

2004:

Twilight Singers

2014:

Rory Block

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