The Best Of Elmore James

Elmore James

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Sunset Blvd Records
July 28, 2017

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The infinitely influential slide guitar attack of Elmore James was rooted in one immortal lick, a crashing, shangety-shang barrage that he first unfurled on record on his 1951 classic Dust My Broom. It was such a devastating performance that Elmore will eternally be identified with the song and its central riff. Whenever hed sign with a new label, hed cut another version, continually reinforcing the connection. But great and powerful as Dust My Broom is, its by no means the only reason Elmore is revered as one of the genres leading postwar innovators, or why he was eventually inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. James was also a fine single-string picker who didnt require a bottleneck or metal tube to deliver a torrid guitar solo. His tortured, vibrato-soaked vocal delivery was every bit as riveting as his fiery fretwork. That blistering slide technique inspired a small legion of Chicago disciples led by his cousin Homesick James, J.B. Hutto, Hound Dog Taylor, and Johnny Littlejohn. Later on, Chuck Berry, Fleetwood Mac, and Duane Allman exhibited their allegiance as Elmores inventions expanded into the rock realm.

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Key Value
Catalogue number CDSBR7913
Barcode 0708535791324
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 100g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Dust My Broom -
2. The Sky Is Crying -
3. Bobbys Rock -
4. Held My Baby Last Night -
5. Baby Please Set A Date -
6. Rollin And Tumblin -
7. Im Worried -
8. Done Somebody Wrong -
9. Fine Little Mama -
10. Something Inside Me -
11. Stranger Blues -
12. Standing At The Crossroads -
13. One Way Out -
14. Got To Move -
15. Shake Your Moneymaker -
16. Look On Yonder Wall -
17. It Hurts Me Too -
18. Talk To Me Baby -
19. The Twelve Year Old Boy -
20. I Believe -