Elmore James

Though his recorded output was relatively small and he placed just four hit singles on the R&B charts in the ‘50s and ‘60s, Elmore James was among the most influential guitarists on the postwar blues scene. An insistent slide triplet he unveiled on his debut single, his 1952 cover of Robert Johnson’s “Dust My Broom” for Trumpet Records, was a figure that was copied endlessly by James’ acolytes, both black and white, and it remains part of the bedrock of the genre; though he was by no means a one-trick pony, James himself made a cottage industry... Read More

City Of Origin:
Richland, Holmes County, Mississippi, United States
Genre:
Blues, Delta Blues
Birthdate:
01/27/1918
Death date:
05/24/1963
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Tracks

The 12 Year Old Boy

Blues After Hours
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Something Inside Me

Blues After Hours
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Standing At the Crossroads

Blues After Hours
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It Hurts Me Too

Blues After Hours
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Rollin and Tumblin

Blues After Hours
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Shake Your Moneymaker

Blues After Hours
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Look On Yonder Wall

Blues After Hours
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