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Elmore James - History Of Elmore James - Volume 1 FLAC album

Performer: Elmore James
Genre: Blues
Title: History Of Elmore James - Volume 1
Country: US
Style: Chicago Blues
FLAC version ZIP size: 1240 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1413 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1384 mb
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With the confusing plethora of Elmore James discs out on the market, this is truly the place to start, featuring the best of his work culled from several labels. Highlights include James' original recording of "Dust My Broom," "It Hurts Me Too," ". Mama" (with Elmore backing Big Joe Turner), and the title track, one of the best slow blues ever created. Slide guitar doesn't get much better than this, making this particular compilation not only a perfect introduction to Elmore's music, but an essential piece for any blues collection.

Elmore James was an American blues slide guitarist and singer who recorded from 1951 until 1963. His most famous song, "Dust My Broom", an electrified adaptation of a Robert Johnson tune, was his first hit and features one of the most identifiable slide guitar figures in blues. James' composition "The Sky Is Crying" (which became a blues standard) and his rendition of "It Hurts Me Too" were among his most successful singles on the record charts

Compilation album by Elmore James. It Hurts Me Too. Everyday I Have the Blues. Shake Your Moneymaker. She's Got to Go. Talk to Me Baby. 12 Year Old Boy. My Baby's Gone. Anna Lee. I've Got a Right to Love My Baby. Mean Mistreatin' Mama.

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1. (00:02:43) Elmore James - Dust My Broom. 2. (00:02:43) Elmore James - The Sun Is Shining. 3. (00:02:17) Elmore James - Hawaiian Boogie. 4. (00:02:53) Elmore James - Sho' Nuff I Do. 5. (00:03:05) Elmore James - Please Find My Baby. 6. (00:02:46) Elmore James - . Mama – with Joe Turner & His Blues Kings. 7. (00:03:19) Elmore James - My Best Friend. 8. (00:02:22) Elmore James - Madison Blues. 9. (00:02:45) Elmore James - Cry For Me Baby. 10. (00:02:46) Elmore James - The Sky Is Crying. 11. (00:03:15) Elmore James - Sunny Land.

Elmore James was born Elmore Brooks on 27 January 1918 in Richland, Holmes County, Mississippi. His mother, Leola Brooks, was just 15 years old and worked under the scorching sun as a field hand, on one of the many cotton plantations that peppered the state. His father is thought to be Joe Willie James from whom Elmore took his surname. McMurry ‘tricked’ him into believing he was merely rehearsing the now classic Dust My Broom as she secretly ran the tape machines and recorded the performance which has gone down in history as a bona fide classic. Once he found out, he refused to record a B-side so the song was released with a B-side featuring a different group. Dust My Broom's intro is one of those riffs that has become part of the DNA of blues guitar. The now iconic triplet figure that James plays on the song’s intro is one of those riffs that has become part of the DNA of blues guitar.


1 The Sky is Crying
2 Something Inside of Me
3 I Need You
4 Stormy Monday Blues
5 The Sun is Shining
6 Catfish Blues
7 Fine Little Mama
8 Make My Dreams Come True
9 Held My Baby Last Night
10 Standing at the Crossroads

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 25493-2001-2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BLC 2001 Elmore James History Of Elmore James Volume 1 ‎(Cass, Comp) Black Label, Inc. BLC 2001 US Unknown