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Elmore James (Elmore Brooks, Richland, Mississippi, 27th January 1918 – Chicago, Illinois, 24th May 1963) was an American blues singer and guitarist. He was known as "The King of the Slide Guitar".

James was born fifty miles north of Jackson (not to be confused with another Richland just south of Jackson). He began playing as a teen, under the names "Cleanhead" and "Joe Willie James", alongside musicians such as the first Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf, and Robert Johnson. During World… read more

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  • Avatar for oldhall
    Been listening to Elmore all evening. Boy, he sure had bad things happen to him.
  • Avatar for buckleytim
    I love his Music ....great !
  • Avatar for IamFlood
    that growl, that guitar
  • Avatar for megajosh2
    Slick lick playin' ass.
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  • Avatar for PabloFI
    So unic! No one can play the guitar like this man, he is a legend.
  • Avatar for RoveRBastarD
    I Tip My Hat Mr Elmore!
  • Avatar for goodtimerecords
    Super Blues!
  • Avatar for DJ_SERIC
    Best classical blues singer, IMO.
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