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Elmore James - King Of The Slide Guitar: The Complete Trumpet, Chief & Fire Sessions (3 CD box set)



Forty years ago, on 23rd May 1963, the blues world lost one of its most powerful figures , when Elmore James, the great singer, guitarist and songwriter died tragically at the age of just 45. To commemorate this anniversary we are issuing a deluxe 3 disc 64 track set, which comprises his complete classic recordings for the Chief, Fire and Enjoy labels and also the original Trumpet recording of his immortal hit, ?Dust My Broom?.

James was the unchallenged king of the electric slide guitar, updating the legacy of the country blues to post-war Chicago, and his potent influence has been widely acknowledged by both blues and rock guitar heroes including Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Peter Green, Johnny Winter, Jeremy Spencer and Brian Jones.

Musicians said the following about Elmore James: ?Elmore James was a major, maybe even the main reason why the Stones came about?, Bill Wyman. ?Elmore is a Killer?, Ry Cooder. ?I?d never leave the place where Elmore James was performing?, Chuck Berry.

Alongside ?Dust My Broom?, his signature track, this box set features all of the tracks James cut between 1959 and 1963, when he was at his most potent and creative, recording for Bobby Robinson?s labels; Chief, Fire and Enjoy. It includes such blues classics as ?Shake Your Moneymaker?, ?Everyday I Have The Blues?, ?The Sky Is Cryin? ? and rare alternative takes of the awesome ?Hand in Hand?.

Packaged in an attractive compact box, each of the three discs is housed in its own sleeve. The set?s accompanying 24 page booklet by blues authority Les Fancourt, is lavishly illustrated and includes a full discography.



Tracks

Disc one
1. Dust My Broom (I Belive My Time Ain't Long)
2. The Twelve Year Old Boy
3. Coming Home
4. it Hurts Me Too
5. Knocking At Your Door
6. Elmore's Contribution To Jazz
7. Cry For Me Baby
8. Take Me Where You Go
9. Bobby's Rock
10. The Sky Is Crying
11. Baby, Please Set A Date
12. Held My Baby Last Night
13. Dust My Broom
14. Rollin' And Tumblin
15. I'm Worried
16. Done Somebody Wrong
17. Fine Little Mama
18. I Need You (Baby)
19. I Can't Stop Lovin' You
20. Strange Angels
21. Early One Morning
22. She Done Moved

Disc Two
1. Something Inside Me
2. Stranger Blues
3. Anna Lee
4. Standing At The Crossroads
5. (My) Bleeding Heart
6. My Kind Of Woman
7. Got To Move
8. So Unkind
9. Person To Person
10.One Way Out
11. Strange(r)Blues (Alt. Take)
12. Shake Your Moneymaker (Take 1/2)
13. Look On Yonder Wall
14. Go Back Home Again
15. Mean Mistreatin' Mama (Take 3)
16. Sunnyland Train
17. You Know You Done Me Wrong
18. Mean Mistreatin' Mama (Take 1)
19. Mean Mistreatin' Mama (Take 2)
20. You Know You're Wrong
21. Find My Kind Of Woman (Take 1)

Disc three
1. My baby's Gone
2. Find My Kinda Woman
3. Look Yonder Wall (Look Up On The Wall)
4. Dust My Broom
5. It Hurts Me Too
6. Pickin' The Blues (Manhattan Slide)
7. Everyday i Have The Blues
8. I Have A Right To Love My Baby
9. Twelve Year Old Boy
10. Got To Move (She's Got To Go)
11. I Gotta Go Now
12. Talk To Me Baby
13. Make My Dreams Come True
14. Hand In Hand (Take 4)
15. Can't Stop Loving My Baby
16. Dust My Broom
17. Elmore Jumps One (Up Jumped Elmore)
18. I belive
19. Back In Mississippi (Conversation)
20. Hand In Hand (Take 1)
21. Hand In Hand (Take 3)

 

 




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