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martes, 26 de julio de 2016

Elmore James & The Broom Dusters • Blues After Hours



Elmore James (27 de enero, 1918 – 24 de mayo de 1963) fue un guitarrista de blues estadounidense, considerado el padre de la bottleneck guitar o slide guitar.
Comenzó su carrera musical en Misisipi junto al armonicista Rice Miller (más conocido como Sonny Boy Williamson), con el que permaneció varios años hasta que consiguió su primer contrato de grabación en 1951. Fue entonces cuando se trasladó a Chicago, donde inició su andadura en solitario acompañado del grupo "The Broomdusters". Falleció el 24 de mayo de 1963 de un ataque al corazón.
Su estilo sin trabas y apasionado se distinguía por el sonido característico del slide blues, que puede apreciarse en canciones como "Dust my broom", "I Believe" o "It hurts me too". El sonido de James ha influenciado a músicos de blues y rock como Jeremy Spencer de Fleetwood Mac, Brian Jones de The Rolling Stones, Alan Wilson de Canned Heat, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Michael Bloomfield, Duane Allman o John Mayall. Es nombrado por los Beatles en la canción For You Blue del disco Let It Be.
Autor de una considerable cantidad de clásicos del blues, muchas de esa piezas fueron posteriormente versionadas por grandes del rock y del blues. “Dust my broom” fue grabado por Fleetwood Mac, “Bleeding Heart” por Jimi Hendrix, “Rollin´n´tumblin” por Canned Heat y Eric Clapton entre otros.

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Elmore James was an American blues slide guitarist and singer who recorded from 1951 until 1963. As with most blues artists of his era, James' recordings were issued as two-song record singles in the then-standard ten-inch 78 rpm and seven-inch 45 rpm formats. James recorded for several record companies, beginning with Trumpet Records in 1951. From 1952 to 1956, he recorded for the Bihari brothers, who issued singles on their Meteor, Flair, and Modern labels. From 1959 to 1963, he recorded for Fire Records. Along the way, James also recorded some songs which appeared on Chess Records and Chief Records, and as a sideman.
After his death in 1963, Elmore James' former companies began re-issuing a number of his singles on subsidiaries and leasing them out to other companies. These various labels also began releasing numerous compilation albums, often with significant overlap in song selection. With the advent of compact discs, this trend continued. However, some box sets have appeared that collect most or all of James' recordings for a particular label or time period.





Tracklist 
A1 Dust My Blues 3:11
A2 Sunnyland 3:19
A3 Mean And Evil 2:16
A4 Dark And Dreary 2:48
A5 Standing At The Crossroads 2:47
B1 Happy Home 2:46
B2 No Love In My Heart 2:24
B3 Blues Before Sunrise 2:45
B4 I Was A Fool 2:51
B5 Goodbye Baby 2:59

Credits
Design [Cover] – Hobco Arts
Featuring – Broom Dusters, The, Maxwell Davis Orchestra, The
Piano – Little Johnny Jones
Slide Guitar – Elmore James
Vocals – Elmore James

Released: 1960




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