Elmore James

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by Elmore James

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Elmore Brooks, 27 January 1918, Richland, Mississippi, USA, d. 23 May 1963, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Although his recording career spanned 10 years, Elmore James is chiefly recalled for his debut release, 1951’s ‘Dust My Broom’. This impassioned, exciting performance, based on a virulent composition by country blues singer Robert Johnson, was marked by the artist’s unfettered vocals and his searing electric slide guitar. James’ formative years were spent in Mississippi... Read more

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blues
chicago blues
delta blues
classic blues
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