|Studio album by|
|Recorded||January 9–10, 1966|
|Skip James chronology|
Today! is the third studio album by Delta blues musician Skip James, released in 1966 by Vanguard Records.
|The Penguin Guide to Blues Recordings|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|
AllMusic critic Ron Wynn wrote that "wonderful vocals, superb guitar and a couple of tunes with tasty piano make this essential."
All tracks are written by Skip James except as noted.
|1.||"Hard Time Killing Floor Blues"||3:24|
|3.||"Washington D.C. Hospital Center Blues"||4:12|
|4.||"Special Rider Blues"||5:11|
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