Skip James – “Cherry Ball Blues” | Public Domain 4U

Skip James’ recordings are instantly recognizable as much for his peculiar guitar style as for his utterly unique voice. He does this other-worldly falsetto wail kind of thing, and the way he tuned his 6-string acoustic steel string influenced many later music legends, including Eric Clapton. “Cherry Ball Blues” is a classic lament about losing love. This nice clean mp3 copy of the original vinyl side is free, and priceless.