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The Sky Is Crying: The Ultimate Collection (3CD)

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The Sky Is Crying: The Ultimate Collection (3CD)
The Sky Is Crying: The Ultimate Collection (3CD)


Elmore's last great recordings occurred in the 1960s when he was signed by New York producer/label-owner Bobby Robinson (Fire, Fury & Enjoy Records). Unlike many of his contemporaries, James seemingly got better as the years progressed. These recordings have surfaced on so many different compilations - all with varying levels of sound quality. Fortunately, to make things easier we have this three-disc 58-song box set rounding up at least one extant take of everything Elmore recorded with Robinson at the helm. Along with standards, "Dust My Broom," "The Sky Is Crying" the classic "One Way Out," the majority of this box set breaks new ground and stands as some of Elmore's most emotion-laden work. Included our Elmore's last sessions before his death and several tracks he cut as a session guitarist for Bobby Robinson. On May 24, 1963, James suffered a heart attack, which took his life at the age of 45. The musicians he inspired include The Allman Brothers, Jimi Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, and Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones are just a few. of the many musicians that he influenced in the course of their careers. In 1980 he was elected into the Blues Foundation Hall of Fame, and in 1994 Elmore was inducted into the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. Rollling Stone magazine has placed him in the list of top 30 guitarists of all time!


  1. Name
  2.  the Sky Is Crying
  3. Held My Baby Last Night
  4. Bobby's Rock
  5. Dust My Broom
  6. Baby Please Set A Date
  7. Rollin' And Tumblin'
  8. I'm Worried
  9. Done Somebody Wrong
  10. Fine Little Mama
  11. I Can't Stop Lovin' You
  12. Early One Morning
  13. I Need You
  14. Strange Angel
  15. She Done Moved Something Inside Me
  16. Stranger Blues
  17. Anna Lee
  18. Bleeding Heart
  19. Standing At The Crossroads
  20. One Way Out
  21. Got To Move
  22. Person To Person
  23. So Unkind
  24. My Kind Of Woman
  25. My Baby's Gone
  26. Find My Kinda Woman
  27. Look On Yonder Wall
  28. Shake Your Moneymaker
  29. Mean Mistreatin' Mama
  30. Sunnyland
  31. Go Back Home Again
  32. You Know You're Wrong
  33. Hand In Hand
  34. I Have A Right To Love My Baby
  35. Everyday I Have The Blues
  36. It Hurts Me Too
  37. Talk To Me Baby
  38. Can't Stop Loving My Baby
  39. She's Got To Go
  40. Pickin' The Blues
  41. Twelve Year Old Boy
  42. Up Jumped Elmore
  43. I Believe I Gotta Go Now
  44. Make My Dreams Come True
  45. Find My Kinda Woman (Alt) (Mono Version???lots Of Echo)
  46. Mean Mistreatin' Mama (Alt)
  47. You Know You Done Me Wrong (Alt Of You Know You???re Wrong)
  48. Up Jumped Elmore (Blacksnake Blues) (Alt)
  49. (Poor Little) Angel Child - Sam Myers
  50. Little Girl - Sam Myers
  51. You Can Do It If You Want To - Marshall Jones (Maybe Homesick James)
  52. Woke Up Happy - Marshall Jones (Maybe Homesick James)
  53. Back In Mississippi (A Conversation)
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