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    Blues and gospel singer and songwriter, accomplished on guitar and piano. James frequently refused offers to be recorded and embraced his rediscovery in the 1960s only halfheartedly, but his otherworldly voice, haunting guitar, and staccato piano playing contributed to some of the greatest blues sides ever recorded.James was born on June 21, 1902, in Yazoo City, Mississippi. Raised on the Woodbine ...more

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