Elmore James

Elmore James (January 1918 – May was an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and band leader. He was known as King of the Slide Guitar but was also noted for his use of loud amplification and his stirring voice.

Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamson, Tommy McLennan and Little Walter, Chicago ca. 1953

Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamson, Tommy McClennan and Little Walter walking down the street in Chicago in (by Big Bill Broonzy/Yannick Bruynoghe Collection)

Elmore James had one immortal lick: the staccato-and-downhill slide riff. "But it was a great lick," says slide guitarist Derek Trucks. "There was something unleashed in his playing, that acoustic guitar with the electric pickup. When he's singing, you hear his voice through the electric pickup." James' tone inspired guitarists: "I practiced 12 hours a day, every day, until my fingers were bleeding, trying to get the same sound as Elmore James got," Robbie Robertson said.

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Elmore James- I have his "King of the Slide Guitar" boxed CD set.

Sunnyland Slim, Homesick James (Williamson) & Elmore James at Charlie's Lounge, 1811 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, 1959; source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 3.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1992, p. 43; photographer: Jacques Demêtre

Sunnyland Slim, Homesick James (Williamson) & Elmore James at Charlie's Lounge, 1811 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, 1959; source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 3.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1992, p. 43; photographer: Jacques Demêtre

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Elmore James Meets Arthur Crudup [CD]

Elmore James Meets Arthur Crudup [CD]

Dust My Broom: The Very Best of Elmore James [Pony] [CD]

Dust My Broom: The Very Best of Elmore James [Pony] [CD]

Elmore James at Charlie's Lounge, 1811 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, 1959; source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 3.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1992, p. 38; photographer: Jacques Demêtre

Attempt to assemble a complete list of Elmore James records

Elmore James - Blues After Hours (Vinyl)

Elmore James - Blues After Hours (Vinyl)

Elmore James (January 27, 1918 – May 24, 1963) was an American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and band leader.[1] He was known as "the King of the Slide Guitar" and had a unique guitar style, noted for his use of loud amplification and his stirring voice.

Elmore James (January 1918 – May was an American blues guitarist, singer, songwriter and band He was known as "the King of the Slide Guitar" and had a unique guitar style, noted for his use of loud amplification and his stirring voice.

Blue Steel: A Tribute to Elmore James [CD]

Blue Steel: A Tribute to Elmore James [CD]

The Blues Story: Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, Otis Rush, Muddy Waters [CD]

The Blues Story: Elmore James, Jimmy Reed, Otis Rush, Muddy Waters [CD]

Elmore James, king of the slide guitar in color!

Elmore James was an American blues guitarist and singer. He was known as "King of the Slide Guitar" and was noted for his use of loud amplification and his stirring voice.

Elmore James - Best Of Elmore James (CD)

Elmore James - Best Of Elmore James (CD)

Elmore James at Charlie's Lounge, 1811 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, 1959; source: Back cover of Soul Bag #94 (May 1983); photographer: Jacques Demêtre

Elmore James at Charlie's Lounge, 1811 West Roosevelt Road, Chicago, source: Back cover of Soul Bag (May photographer: Jacques Demêtre

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