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Bill Barth

William Henry "Bill" Barth (born December 13, 1942 in New York City; died July 14, 2000 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands) was an American blues guitarist who, along with John Fahey and Henry Vestine, located 1930s blues great Skip James in a hospital in Tunica, Mississippi in 1964.

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... In the summer of 1964, along with Bill Barth and Henry Vestine, Fahey visited the South where they “rediscovered” blues great Skip James ... Another reason for that—I didn't actually own a good guitar at that time, so I was using Bill Barth's guitar, which was a big J-something Gibson and it had ... Fahey had played as a guitarist for a bluegrass band often appearing with Bill Hancock and Greg Eldridge, but no recordings are known from this period ...

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