Highlights from the most influential slide guitarist of the postwar era's sessions with Fire and Enjoy. Blues guitar has rarely sounded this good.
1.Sky Is Crying
2.Baby Please Set A Date
3.Held My Baby Last Night
5.Dust My Broom
6.Rollin' And Tumblin'
7.Done Somebody Wrong
9.Fine Little Mama
10.I Need You
11.Early One Morning
12.I Can't Stop Loving You
Recorded between 1959 and 1963. Includes liner notes by George A. Moonoogian.
Personnel: Elmore James (vocals, guitar).
Liner Note Author: George A. Moonoogian.
Breaking down Elmore's Fire and Enjoy sessions into separate volumes makes sense for the casual fan who doesn't want to pop for the complete box set, available in two different configurations from Collectables and Capricorn. This first entry collects up 13 solid examples of Elmore's work for Bobby Robinson's labels, with "The Sky Is Crying," "Rollin' & Tumblin'," "Done Somebody Wrong," "Bobby's Rock," and "Baby Please Set a Date" being the notable tracks aboard. Not a greatest-hits package, but a solid chunk of late-period Elmore. ~ Cub Koda