Uncut - 6/03, p.1154 stars out of 5
- "...With his vibrato guitar and anguished vocal at a peak, James' magisterial reach is thrilling and indomitable, defying anyone to take his crown..."
Tomato's Dust My Broom collects some of the last recordings of Elmore James' career, including "Baby Please Set a Date," "The Sky Is Crying," "Done Somebody Wrong," and "Shake Your Moneymaker." As is expected, James' incendiary slide guitar cuts through every track. "Rollin' and Tumblin'," "Anna Lee," "Fine Little Mama," and "One Way Out" are some of the other highlights of this collection, which may not be as definitive as Rhino's The Sky Is Crying, but still offers enough essential songs and performances to make it worthwhile. ~ Heather Phares