Elmore James

Elmore James The Complete Singles As & Bs 1951-62 2-CD Set

Elmore James The Complete Singles As & Bs 1951-62 2-CD Set

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Despite the fact that his career was curtailed in 1963 by a fatal heart attack when he was only 45, Elmore James was an extremely influential figure in the development of blues guitar, both but virtue...
Despite the fact that his career was curtailed in 1963 by a fatal heart attack when he was only 45, Elmore James was an extremely influential figure in the development of blues guitar, both but virtue of his highly distinctive sound, which he consciously developed by building his own combination of a modified hollow-bodied guitar and custom pick-ups, but also his hit with a version of Robert Johnson's "Dust My Broom", which has become one of the most ubiquitously performed and recorded tunes in blues. This 52-track 2-CD collection comprises the A and B sides of every single he released from his debut on the small Trumpet label with the aforementioned classic in 1951 through to a few months before his death, during which time he recorded for the Meteor, Flair, Modern, Chief, Fire and Chess labels. A host of high profile guitarists have readily cited Elmore James as an influence and performed his material over the years, despite his relatively modest body of work, including Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and George Thorogood. This collection is an ideal introduction to his work.

Track Listing

Disc 1:
    • Dust My Broom
    • Catfish Blues
    • I Held My Baby Last Night
    • I Believe
    • Sinful Woman
    • Baby, What's Wrong
    • Dumb Woman Blues
    • SAX-ONY BOOGIE
    • Early In The Morning
    • Hawaiian Boogie pt2
    • Can’t Stop Lovin’
    • Make A Little Love
    • Strange Kind Feeling
    • Please Find My Baby
    • Make My Dreams Come True
    • Hand In Hand
    • Sho 'Nuff I Do
    • 1839 Blues
    • Dark and Dreary
    • Rock My Baby Right
    • Standing At The Crossroads
    • Sunnyland
    • Late Hours at Midnight
    • The Way You Treat Me
    • Happy Home
Disc 2:
    • No Love In My Heart
    • Dust My Blues
    • I Was a Fool
    • Goodbye Baby
    • Blues Before Sunrise
    • Long Tall Woman
    • Wild About You
    • Coming Home
    • The 12 Year Old Boy
    • It Hurts Me Too
    • Elmore's Contribution to Jazz
    • Cry for Me Baby
    • Take Me Where You Go
    • Bobby's Rock
    • The Sky Is Crying
    • Held My Baby Last Night
    • I Can't Hold Out
    • The Sun Is Shining
    • Rollin' And Tumblin'
    • I'm Worried
    • Done Somebody Wrong
    • Fine Little Mama
    • Look On Yonder Wall
    • Shake Your Moneymaker
    • Stranger Blues
    • Anna Lee

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